How Iran Censors The Internet [infographic]

March 15, 2013 |  by  |  Government, Politics  |  1 Comment
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Internet freedom is a luxury in America. As much as our government tries to restrict our websites and download clients, we usually let freedom ring. Legislature like SOPA and PIPA have been struck down in the name of a free internet. If you want to know my take I am very pro internet freedom.

When the Stop Internet Piracy Act was up for a vote in Washington, I wrote a post about how the bill’s implication’s could even affect Daily Infographic. I was and am still against censoring or regulating the internet. Iran is a country with a ruler that has most of the power. Internet censorship is a horrible problem in some countries and really shows how the country’s government is favored by the population.

Right now North Korea is having another temper tantrum and is threatening nuclear war. Unfortunately they threaten the US all of the time and experts have said the threats are to keep the DPRK’s citizens too preoccupied with possible war that they forget about the country’s problems. I believe there is a power struggle and the newly crowned leader is using his father’s tactics to slow down a coup. But what do I know, except that North Korea censors their internet extremely strictly. [Via]

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Dining Etiquette [infographic]

March 14, 2013 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  3 Comments
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Have you ever been to a fancy restaurant and wondered what the extra spoons and forks were for? I most definitely have. I actually went to a fancy wedding a few years ago and was so flustered with the utensil options that I ended up spilling my water all over the table! Talk about bad table manners! Knowing table etiquette is extremely useful when trying to make a good impression at a work interview or at a first date. However, etiquette classes can be costly for the average person.

Thankfully, today’s infographic gives a brief overview of table etiquette and which utensil is used for what. I had the opportunity to attend a real class, and I can tell you that today’s inforgaphic is the real deal, for free! So learn up and feel confident on your next date or job interview!  [Via]

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3D Printing [infographic]

March 13, 2013 |  by  |  Tech  |  2 Comments
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There are some inventions that take a while to catch on. Remember when Apple showed everybody the iPad for the first time? Everybody was all like, ‘Who needs an oversized iPhone that doesn’t even let you call people?!” But now look at you. Tablets all over the place. You should be ashamed.

In all seriousness though, what I’m getting at is that every market takes it’s own time to develop an audience and for that audience to grow. Take for instance the 3D printer. Never heard of it? Check this out. While it may not be a true Star Trek replicator, it is quickly becoming one the coolest and functional inventions of the 21st century, allowing one to ‘print out’ anything they want. Imagine, you could print out chairs for party guests, print out a new watch of your own design. You could even print out another 3d printer!!

Though it is a new technology and the prices are still high, I could imagine this machine revolutionizing how we as consumers can get what we want. It’s the next step from making digital ideas into physical realities. I know I want one, what do you think? Is this just a fad? Do you think that this is the next big thing? Leave comments and share your opinion!
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A Visual Guide to SXSW [infographic]

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SXSW, a ten day festival that takes the city of Austin by storm. The city feels an economic surge, is packed with out of towers, and is nonstop craziness for all involved. The conference includes a gaming expo, an interactive festival,a trade show, a film festival and a music festival. The wide diversity of events attracts a wide range of attendees.

Today’s infographic details the conference, the attendees, tips and tricks. Get the inside scoop on who attends (majority 21-40 year olds), how much it costs ($1559 for a platinum badge) and influencers at the festival. Do you make the annual trek to Austin for SXSW?

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How to Save on Your Energy Bill [Infographic]

March 11, 2013 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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As everyone likely knows, bills are never fun to pay. At one point or another I’m sure we’ve all taken a look at our utility bills and asked “How can it be this much?” If you’re often busy it’s not always easy to keep track of the things that raise your energy bills each month, but you might be surprised to find that there are a number of small, common sense methods of keeping the utility bill low and your wallet happy.

Today’s infographic comes to us from Britain, but the tips that it gives to save money each month is sound advice anywhere. Turning off lights that aren’t currently being used is always a good energy-saver, but I didn’t know that closing curtains at night helps keep heat from escaping through the windows and ends up saving on electricity. Another tip that could help save on energy is keeping electronic devices (computers, TVs, etc.) off instead of on standby; I know I could benefit from that tip in particular.

For more helpful hints on how to reduce your energy bill each month have a look at the infographic below. [Via]

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