• Tech industry and comp-sci majors are highest earners, says LinkedIn job survey

    Tech industry and comp-sci majors are highest earners, says LinkedIn job survey

    The vast quantities of money raised by startups and the stratospheric share prices of publicly-traded tech giants perhaps speak for themselves, but a survey out today from LinkedIn has provided a few more data points to spell it out for us: the IT and software industry is where it’s at when it comes to making the highest salaries, with hardware and networking a very close second, both… Read More

  • Survey says: Kids these days aren’t so into electric or autonomous vehicles

    Survey says: Kids these days aren’t so into electric or autonomous vehicles

    Conventional wisdom has kind of assumed that old fogies are afraid of self-driving cars and suffer from crippling range anxiety when it comes to EVs. Those youngsters, though, are all about autonomous electric cars — computers on wheels, if you will, that chauffeur them about town. But a new massive survey from (DTO, for short) says otherwise. Not about the fogies… Read More

  • Guess where Spectacles are going on sale next and win some TechCrunch swag

    Guess where Spectacles are going on sale next and win some TechCrunch swag

    We’re four days into the launch of Snapchat Spectacles and the hype has shown no signs of letting up. Snapchat has deployed its vending machine Bot in two different locations so far – Venice Beach in Los Angeles and a small bakery in Big Sur, California. Both locations were announced at 7AM local time, at which point it was a mad rush to get in line – hundreds of people… Read More

  • Americans are afraid of autonomous cars

    Americans are afraid of autonomous cars

    In January of this year, AAA conducted a phone survey of nearly 2,000 drivers over the age of 18 and found some surprising results: 75 percent of respondents “would be afraid to allow an autonomous vehicle to drive itself with them in it.” Another 20 percent were cool with the idea, leaving 5 percent who are apparently abstaining in favor of waiting for flying cars. We’ve got… Read More

  • Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant.

    Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant.

    Five percent of Americans have resisted the siren song of cat listicles and hashtags. Specifically, they think the Internet is “irrelevant,” to use words of Pew, which just released a report on the demographic of Americans without Internet. In total, 15% of Americans don’t go online for a variety of reasons. By far the largest reason is that it’s a “waste of… Read More

  • Survey: Most Developers Now Prefer HTML5 For Cross-Platform Development

    Survey: Most Developers Now Prefer HTML5 For Cross-Platform Development

    According to a new survey commissioned by Telerik’s Kendo UI, the majority of developers now prefer to work with HTML5 instead of native apps for their cross-platform development. Half of the 5,000 developers surveyed in the company’s 2013 Global Developer Survey also said that they developed apps using HTML5 in 2012 and 90% of them plan to do so in 2013. Only 15% of developers… Read More

  • Survey: Trust In Online Ads Grows, While Trust in Print and TV Ads Drops

    Survey: Trust In Online Ads Grows, While Trust in Print and TV Ads Drops

    It’s no secret that most of us put more stock in the recommendations we get from friends than traditional forms of advertising. What’s interesting, though, is that while most consumers also increasingly trust online reviews and ads, trust in paid advertising on television, magazines and newspapers has been declining pretty rapidly. The latest data from Nielsen’s Global Trust… Read More

  • Facebook Wins “Worst API” in Developer Survey

    Facebook Wins “Worst API” in Developer Survey

    A survey of over 100 developers, previously posted here on Hacker News, aimed to determine which external APIs were the most difficult to integrate into developers’ projects. The winner…or rather, the loser? Facebook. Developers mentioned the Facebook API the most in terms having bugs, poor documentation, never-ending API changes, slow response times, and other headaches. The… Read More

  • Study Shows People Are Clueless About Energy Savings – Here's What Actually Works.

    Quick, name one of the best things you can do to save energy at home. If you said “turning off the lights,” you’d be wrong. But you are not alone, most Americans say the same thing. A new survey shows most people have misconceptions about what works best to save energy. Keeping lights off isn’t a bad idea in itself, but it has significantly less impact than swapping… Read More

  • Direct Deposit Makes Greenbacks Even Greener

    Kermit the Frog once sang about the woes of being green, but the tune could be different for businesses. One simple way to be green is to pay employees using direct deposit. A company with 300 employees issuing paychecks every other week only via direct deposit would save 121 pounds of paper, 1,159 gallons of wastewater and 45 gallons of gas annually. Getting rid of paper paychecks would… Read More

  • Please take our survey

    Good morrow, friends! The west wind blows mighty today and brings portends of great joy! ‘Tis the time for our first reader survey and we could totally use your help. Please go right here and fill it in. That’s all. We’re not running a contest or a giveaway just because we don’t want a bunch of random answers so, out of the kindness of your own heart, please pop over. Read More

  • 2008 People's Choice survey: Mid-week results

    Well, it seems you guys really like Firefox, the Tivo HD XL, and long walks on the beach. I’ve been going over the results so far and you have been a busy bunch, offering opinion after opinion and excoriating a few devices that deserve a good shellacking. Here’s what we know so far: Read More

  • 48% of U.S. drivers age 18 to 24 admit to texting while driving

    According to a new survey by FindLaw, nearly half of U.S. drivers between 18 and 24 say they have sent a text message, IM or e-mail while driving. But, thankfully, less than 2% of drivers age 55 and over admitted to the same multitasking urge. FindLaw broke its survey results down by age group: 48% of those 18 to 24 admitted to texting while driving
    27% of 25-34 year-olds
    19% of 35-44 year-olds
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  • ABI says consumers giving Blu-ray players the shifty eye

    In its latest report, ABI Research said that consumers were reluctant to commit to Blu-ray players, saying they just weren’t sure they could settle down right now. Over half of the 1000 survey respondents said they had “other priorities” than buying a Blu-ray player, of the 23% that said they were pretty likely to go Blu-ray, but needed more time, like maybe a year. ABI… Read More

  • Swedish women more frustrated by computers than men

    A recent survey by Swedish computer magazine PC för Alla, (PC for Everyone) reportedly found that women get more frustrated than men over just about every aspect of computers and using the Web. While many women could say they find men more frustrating than computers, since we don’t speak Swedish its unclear whether the magazine included that question. Here’s Pingdom’s… Read More

  • iPhone ranked No. 1 in Japanese smartphone survey, Blackberry last

    The iPhone will debut in Japan, one of the world’s biggest telecommunications markets, on July 11th and people here seem to be pretty excited about it already. In a recent survey on the popularity of smartphones in Japan, 57.9% of all respondents replied they are interested in the Apple model the most. The Blackberry ranked 6th (and last) with just 8.8%. Details can be found here (in… Read More

  • Apple, Toshiba and Canon most popular Tech brands in Japan

    Apple, Toshiba and Canon ranked highest in an Internet survey conducted among over 40,000 Japanese consumers older than 16 years between October 2007 and March 2008. The results (based on customer satisfaction) were released yesterday by marketing research company GfK Marketing Services Japan. People in this country gave excellent grades to Apple in the field of laptops, desktop PCs and… Read More

  • 89% Of America Wants To Ban Texting While Driving

    TEXTING + DRIVING = DEAD MOOSE Driving while talking on your cellphone may have risks involved, but it’s still possible to do it safely via one way or another. However, when it comes to texting and driving, that’s just a bad mix no matter how you look at it. My roommate texts and drives all the time, even when he’s doing 80MPH down the BQE. It kind of freaks me out and I… Read More

  • iChat For The iPhone Could Be Coming Soon

    iPhone users were greeted with a survey over the weekend asking how they liked the amazingly fast EDGE service, which isn’t surprising since the iPhone has been on the market for a little over a week. Now this is all speculation and a possible flub on AT&T’s part, which shouldn’t be ruled out because it happens, but iChat was included in the list of services that run on… Read More