Where Is The Absolute Best Seat On The Airplane?
We all have our favorite spots on the plane — a window seat in an exit row so we can rest our heads on the wall and doze off, while stretching out our legs. Or perhaps an aisle seat, so as not to have to disturb our rowmates to get up and use the bathroom. But a new study claims to have determined the absolute best seat on any plane. And that seat is…
…6A, according to Skyscanner (via HLNTV), which surveyed 1,000 people about their air travel preferences. Combining all those responses, they came up with the magic seat…
US Marine Discharged After Trashing Obama On Facebook
Marine Corps Sgt. Gary Stein received an “other-than-honorable” discharge on Wednesday after he criticized United States President Barack Obama on Facebook, according to Capt. Brian Block, a Marines spokesman.
On the Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page, Stein had previously referred to the President as a liar. He also alluded to the fact that he would not follow certain orders that were issued by the president.
“I took an oath to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and I will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders,” Stein wrote on his personal Facebook page…
Top NFL Draft Picks to Hold Google+ Hangouts With Fans
In a pro football first, the presumed top two picks in this week’s NFL Draft will hold Google+ Hangouts with fans of their new teams.
The Indianapolis Colts hold the first overall pick and have confirmed that they will use it to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck on Thursday night. The team announced earlier this week that their newest addition will hold a Google+ Hangout with eight fans following the selection. The submission period to join the session has closed, but fans can who aren’t able to participate can follow along via the Colts’ Google+ page…
Delete something accidentally? Try Wise Data Recovery
The name of the program is about as descriptive as you could hope for, and this is an example of an app that does precisely what you would expect it to…
How to Use Google+ Hangouts for Your Business
Today’s Top Stories: Spotify’s Online Radio, Nintendo’s First Annual Loss
Welcome to this morning’s edition of ‘First To Know,’ a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Spotify Is Working on an Online Radio Service [REPORT]
Spotify is working on an online streaming radio service, similar to Pandora, Bloomberg reports. Citing people with knowledge of the company’s plans, Bloomberg says the new service would be supported by advertising, with an expected launch near the end of the 2012…
Have You Found An ATM With Minimum Deposits?
When Paul’s wife brought a small check to deposit at a Chase bank ATM, she didn’t expect to have the machine spit it back out. Deposits, you see, have a $15 minimum. Wait, isn’t that the point of using an ATM to deposit checks – not having to waste a teller’s time on an $8 transaction?
My wife tried to deposit an $8 check into a Chase ATM, and the ATM
would NOT accept the transaction because it said the amount was too
small, below $15.
I have never heard of this, nor encountered this before, as I have
deposited small rebate checks before with no problem…
Become an Authority: 6 Steps
Get ready for exciting changes coming to Firefox 13, 14 and 15
Get a head’s up on what’s coming and discover which build is best for your personal needs with our essential guide to what’s coming up in the near future for Mozilla’s open-source, cross-platform browser…
There’s Actually A Settlement In Nutella ‘Health Food’ Class Action Lawsuit
Remember last year, when various media outlets reported that the mother of a four-year-old child was suing the makers of Nutella for advertising it as a health food? Everyone thought that this was hilarious, because hey, lady, fat-laden choco-paste ain’t a health food. It’s time for us all to stop laughing now, because the class-action lawsuit has been settled for about $3 million, $2.5 million of which is going to consumers willing to admit that they can’t read a nutrition label…
Kids Say No to Drugs, Yes to Roller Skating [VIDEO]
If you’re not familiar, the brilliant duo is also behind the Ojai Valley Taxidermy commercial, better known as the meme “Nope! Chuck Testa.” They’re masters of making real ads for real companies that look like campy, low-budget videos.
In this ad for the Roller Kingdom in Reno, Nev…
Are You In Alignment?
Long story short, this tale culminates with my tire going flat while on the way to dinner two nights ago with my wife, only to have the AAA guy show up and point our attention to the fact that the entire inside two inches on the tire was worn away down to the wire frame…
Google’s Mobile PlayBook: ‘The Busy Executive’s Guide To Winning With Mobile’
If your organization needs help figuring out what to do in mobile, Google wants to help you out in the form of a “playbook” for the industry.
Called The Mobile PlayBook: The Busy Executive’s Guide to Winning with Mobile, Google’s guide offers tips on how your company can better take advantage of mobile. The book — which is actually a mobile website — starts by asking five “crucial mobile questions” it says every business executive should be asking today:
View 4 Million Digits of Pi in a Single Image
TWO-N designer Hermann Zschiegner created this interactive image after Japanese PhD student Shigeru Kondo calculated the world record 10 trillionth decimal place of Pi in Oct. 2011.
At 4 million digits, Zschiegner’s image only represents a fraction of all the known decimal places of Pi, but we’re still impressed…
Facebook Marketing: Why Less Is More
The Facebook Marketing Series is presented by Webtrends, enabling real-time relevance across digital channels for more effective marketing. Learn about the new consumer dynamic in our webinar with Altimeter Group. View now.
So, what’s the best way to market your brand on Facebook? According to Peter Shankman, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a hearty background of marketing and consulting under his belt, the answer is actually pretty easy: “Sharing for the sake of just hearing yourself talk is pointless…
Asus: No, Your Tablet Is Totally Supposed To Draw Jagged Lines
Sita’s Asus tablet cost about $1,400, and the purpose of it was so she could work on her art wherever she happens to be. She has this crazy idea in her head that to serve that purpose, the tablet should let her draw smooth lines. Or at least lines that don’t look like a seismograph during an extremely minor earthquake. Asus doesn’t agree, and they insist that there’s nothing wrong with the tablet.
In May of last year, my boyfriend bought me the EP121 Asus tablet…
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Salesforce.com Rolls Out Government Cloud
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Cosmic Truths about Software Requirements, Part 3
Cosmic Truth #7: The first question a business analyst should ask about a proposed new requirement is, “Is this requirement in scope?”
Anyone who’s been in IT for long has worked on a project that has suffered from scope creep…