Studies

Study: Those who are most ‘connected’ aren't necessarily happy with being so ‘connected’

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/pew.jpg" />Are you a Digital Collaborator? A Media Mover? Or maybe you're a fearsome Ambivalent Networker? No idea what these phrases mea

Shocking study: Young people watch very little TV anymore, spend time online or using other media

A new study confirms the obvious: the young are watching less and less TV, spending their time using the Internet and playing video games instead. The study, carried out by Deloitte, shows that the ol

Study: 18% of people can't tell if they're watching true HDTV content or not

Well this is shocking news. Apparently some 18 percent of HDTV owners can’t tell the difference between high-def programming and standard-def programing when viewed on their screens. That’

Dutch concrete cleans the air — just the air

A study in the small Dutch town of Hengelo is conducting field research by the University of Twente to determine if a new type of concrete can reduce acid rain. Concrete paving stones are laced with p

New study shows that many pirates would buy movies if they couldn't pirate

An interesting study (PDF) carried out by an organization called Futuresource Consulting (and sponsored by Macrovision, for you tin foil hat types) just showed up in our inbox claiming that consumers

German study finds Comcast blocking BitTorrent traffic all day long, every day

Flickr’d No day is complete without some sort of Comcast-bashing; I oblige. A German study has found that BitTorrent blocking really only occurs in two countries, here in the U.S. and in Singapo

Big important study: Violent games so aren't bad for kids

We’ve been saying for awhile that violent video games aren’t bad for kids, and now we’ve got research from Harvard to prove it. They spent nearly one and a half million dollars in fo

Tantrums vs. Science: Study shows that tennis judges have a 61% accuracy rating when challenged

I could watch John McEnroe flip out all day long. Perhaps one of his most famous tantrums erupted during Wimbeldon in 1981 when a serve of his was called out. McEnroe argued that he saw a puff of chal

iPhone users are young, smug, and rich

A new study by Rubicon Consulting finds that most iPhone users are very satisfied with their purchase that the most popular application is e-mail. 75% of iPhone users claim to do more mobile web brows

Study finds kids know playing loud music with their PMP isn't safe, don't care

[photopress:pmphearing.jpg,full,center] Teens don’t give a damn about losing their hearing as a result of listening to their portable media player too loudly. That’s the conclusion of a Du

Fodder for your "I need a bigger monitor" argument

At my previous place of employment, I found myself in a puzzling predicament. I’d been given an underpowered desktop machine hooked up to a 17-inch CRT monitor and told to get to work managing p

Study says that iPod could be responsible for robbery rate increase

[photopress:ipodthefturb.jpg,full,center] Steal this player It’s real simple—if you don’t wanna get robbed, don’t walk around bad neighborhoods with the standard iPod earbuds o

Study says iPhone not great for txt messaging

The iPhone “may not be suitable for heavy text use.” That’s the end-of-the-day result on a recent study comparing users’ text messaging abilities. The study, carried out by Use

Shock: Second Life is all hype says study

Having spent a few hours “playing” Second Life (research, mind you), I definitely noticed a disconnect between the hype and what I actually experienced. To boil it down to two words—

Looks Like The iPhone Needs Some Pizzazz

I’m sure plenty of you are still excited about the iPhone, but when the end of June rolls around, will you buy one? It’s not looking likely according to a recent Markitecture poll. Out of

Mobile Music Floundering?

Entertainment Media Research conducted a study regarding the proliferation of mobile music downloads, which found that 44 percent of users had no interest in downloading music to their cell phones. Th