The Power of Google [infographic]

February 22, 2012 |  by  |  Internet  |  2 Comments
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Google.com is pretty self explanatory. Right? If you said yes, there’s a good chance you’re not using Google to its full potential.

Recently, I found that there’s this complete underground world of mind-blowing search tools for Google, never before mentioned to me. The infographic says that three out of every four students couldn’t perform a “well-executed search”. Typing “regular show death punchies” instead of simply “regular show” does not constitute a well-executed search. Instead, there’s a whole list of tildes, brackets, and quotation points that can tweak a search for better or worse.

With midterm papers beginning to breath down my back, this information will be quite beneficial. Being able to use Google properly won’t guarantee me residency on the Dean’s List. But here’s to wishful thinking. [Via]

 

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iPad Education Dilemma [infographic]

February 21, 2012 |  by  |  Education, Tech  |  5 Comments
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Technology and education go hand in hand in our modern society. Even high school students can’t survive without a computer. Computers are used to research for projects, type papers and assignments and to chat with friends on facebook;). With the introduction of the iPad, Apple has had the vision to use the iPad to innovate the way schools use technology.

Apple has introduced a software to create textbooks for the iPad. High school students can now obtain textbooks on their iPad, instead of recieving hard copy textbooks. The cost is a big deterrent to implementing this new way to access schoolwork. To start fresh, using textbooks is 41% cheaper than iPads. This is a huge cost increase for an institution that is currently facing major budget cuts that have lead to teacher layoffs.

How do you feel about iPad textbooks? I personally understand the benefits to college use, cutting the high textbook costs for students, considering how many college students already have iPads, but I don’t see the practicality for high school students. What do you think? [Via]

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Sports & Social Media [infograpic]

February 20, 2012 |  by  |  Social Media, Sports  |  2 Comments
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So apparently at some point in humanity’s short existence there was this thing called the radio and people used to listen to it for things like plays, book readings, and SPORTS! If you’re shocked by the previous sentence I don’t blame you, today’s technology gives us so many alternatives to radio. Although recent studies show radio listeners are growing in numbers once again, me being one of those thanks to Austin’s comedy radio station 102.7. In today’s internet driven society social media has climbed to the top as the number one source for the average person’s sports fix. I leave you with two things I found interesting in today’s infographic, social media is used most by those watching the game on television. Secondly, sport social media junkies do not seem to mind advertisements. Example being someone you follow on Twitter plugging a product, as the infographic says “they’d probably feel different if it was being e-mailed to them.” [via]

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Dreaming of Dry Sheets [infographic]

February 19, 2012 |  by  |  Funny, Health, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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This infographic, I must confess, did comfort me. As a child I was subjected to such embarrassment. Many painful memories reiterate how torturous this condition is… but I was not alone. Not by far.

Yeah, I’m admitting it: I wet the bed until I was eight years old.

Maybe it’s silly to admit that to the internet, but I’ll be frank: I really don’t care. Chances are, you (the reader) have probably pissed your bed at one point or another. Yes, one hundred per-cent of us wet the bed when we were young.

Yeah, so I only fit into ten per cent of 8 year olds who wet the bed, but c’mon, I was a weird kid.

And I don’t know if any of you had this experience, but I distinctly remember a wetness-sensing electro-shock device being implanted in my bed past a certain age… That seems a little cruel to me now, maybe it prolonged the problem? Who knows?
In any case, don’t put such a machine in your child’s mattress. They’re scary! (via)

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Hearing Loss [infographic]

February 18, 2012 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  7 Comments
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There is nothing more relaxing than putting on your earphones and submersing yourself in music. But when I can hear someone else’s music, while listening to my own music, then you have got to turn the music down for the sake of your ears!

The ear is one of the most delicate organs of our bodies. With over 15,000 noise transferring hair cells in each ear, we definitely have more than enough hairs to spare. But once they’re gone, they’re  gone! If you can’t hear a person talking 3 feet away from you, then you could be slowly butchering your ears to a hairless conch.

I can recall the days I would drive with my brother, him on the passenger side with his ear buds in listening to his music on full blast. I could hear every single word and guitar riff all the way on the driver side. I couldn’t get a word in through all the music being pumped full blast into his ears.

Today’s infographic allows you to gauge what daily sounds could potentially damage your delicate ears. So next time, be weary when you stand in front of the giant speakers at your next concert or raise the volume on your ipod; your ears will thank you later. [via]

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