Pinterest: More Than Just a Flash in the Pan
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Laine
It’s no secret that the Internet lovers are flocking to Pinterest. 30 days ago, I didn’t know anything about it but with an average of 1.36 million users daily and growing, the social photo pinboard has taken the web by storm, and top online retailers are creating Pinterest boards. So, is Pinterest worth looking into?
Holiday Shopping? It’s No Problem with a Smartphone!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by beau
My wife and I were driving back from Seattle last weekend, (thanks to Waze again for making it fun!) and we were talking about our Holiday budget. Currently, we’re three weeks away from the notorious “Black Friday” You know—the day where you don’t sleep for 24 hours and run on caffeine and fast food?
It’s a hugely stressful time. What to buy? Where to buy it? How to get the best price? But there IS good news—this year, your smartphone works better than ever to help alleviate some of that stress. It turns out that you have the best shopping tool right in your hand! Having the right smartphone apps will make your shopping easier, and you’ll be able to be confident that you’ll be getting the best price out there. Here’s a quick list of some of the best shopping apps out there.
A New “Waze” to Travel
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Do you know of anybody today who doesn’t own an iPhone, Android, or a Blackberry device? Ok, maybe your grandparents aren't on the smartphone bandwagon yet, but have you heard of a new social navigation application that gets smarter with each driver added? We’ve all seen traffic maps with shades for green, yellow and red alerting us to traffic speed, but what if you had an app that could give you even more information? Say hello to Waze 3.0.
StrayBoots—Not Your Average Mystery Tour
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I can’t tell you how many times I have traveled to a major US city and end up spending the weekend there in limbo. You wake up on Saturday morning and wonder “What should I do today? What does this city have to offer, besides a Starbucks?” But now there’s a new way to explore cities.
Identity, the Internet and Google+
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I need to stop blogging about Google+. I know this, but it’s just so interesting to me to watch a gigantic company like Google roll out a product with so much fanfare and then continue to make gigantic blunders.
Google+ Adds Games
Thursday, August 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Since Google+ launched in late June, the usage statistics have been a little underwhelming. People seem to want to talk about Google+ more than they actually want to use it. None of my friends seem to know quite what to do with it—it’s almost as if it’s just another version of Facebook.
oBaz: An Online Bazaar
Thursday, August 11, 2011 by cyberacoustics
We’re always looking for a discount or a way to haggle to get the best price. This works best if you’re dealing with your local merchants, of course. But what if you want the new GoPro camera? You can’t walk into Best Buy and ask for a discount, nor can try and barter on Amazon. But what if you could hook up with other people who want the same thing? This is where oBaz comes into play.
21st Century Rioting: A Look at the UK
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by cyberacoustics
By now, you’ve probably heard about the London riots—tonight will mark the fourth evening in a row that those upset by the death of Mark Duggan will take to the streets all over the city. It’s not just London, either—violence has broken out in Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, and Bristol. And of course, social media and technology is playing a rather interesting role, on both sides.
Voyurl: A Look Inside Your Browsing Habits
Monday, August 1, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I remember reading a study a few years ago where researchers asked people to report how much alcohol they drank in a week, then compared the self-reported answers with the number of bottles the research subjects actually put outside their house. The amount that people actually drank vs. the amount they initially reported were incredibly different. We’re not a truth-telling people, especially when it comes to habits we may be ashamed of.
So, what about your browsing habits?
Getting to Know Spotify
Monday, July 25, 2011 by cyberacoustics
The time of owning your own music library is coming to an end. I've used Pandora and Rhapsody for years and the time has come to make a change. I heard about Spotify over a year ago, and was disappointed to learn that it was only available in Europe. But now that’s all changed. Like the Beatles coming to America, Spotify has finally arrived.