Battles For E-Supremacy [infographic]

December 24, 2011 |  by  |  Tech  |  1 Comment
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Decades ago, one of the premier technological battles was between the Betamax and the VCR. The clear cut winner is arguably obsolete in this day and age,  but there still remains technological wars to be won to this day.

More recently, focus has changed to the battle of E-Readers. Nook versus Kindle. No matter who wins this battle, there will always be two losers. With the introduction of E-Readers in the marketplace, physical copies of books will soon see a Bradbury-esque fate. A little extreme, but hopefully my point was made.

There still remains a three way fight for video game console supremacy, but all three console makers have plans to release new consoles sooner rather than later. It seems this rivalry will continue well into the current decade.

After witnessing most of these tech gadget battles through print and television, it seems the most effective and efficient product comes out as top dog. Which products do you see coming out ahead in the fight for e-readers and game consoles? And do you see anymore electronic wars bubbling under the surface. Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

And last but not least. Enjoy the holidays and Merry Chrimbus! [Via]

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How to Avoid Baking Emergencies [infographic]

December 23, 2011 |  by  |  Food, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Baking can be dangerous. It may not be as dangerous as crab fishing or being a lumberjack, but it is one hobby that can burn down the house. Following this advice may save your cake sometime. [Via]

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Anatomy of a Doctor [infographic]

December 22, 2011 |  by  |  Business, Education  |  No Comments
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I’ve always enjoyed helping others, but I don’t think I’ve ever seriously considered medical school. Hard work does pay off, but only if you’re good at biology in this case. My problem has always been the crazy amount of names to learn. This semester I learned how to clone genes in my class, but unfortunately I’ve already forgotten most of the details.

The thought of medical school and MCAT tests already raises my stress levels. It’s no surprise that a large percent of doctors feel stress. Only half of them recommend their career to others. It seems like a fun career once all the classes and training are done. My doctors always seem to be happy by the way they carry themselves. The really high salaries probably help boost their attitude.

So not everyone is cut out to be a doctor. Although it sounds really cool and we dream about as a child, becoming a doctor is not always practical. It is a high-intensity job with high-intensity pay. But the joys of helping others and saving lives are worth it. [Rn to Msn]

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The Online Customer [infographic]

December 21, 2011 |  by  |  eCommerce  |  No Comments
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This year, more than previous years, I joined the massive force of online holiday shoppers. I was able to check 5 people off from my holiday shopping list in an hour and all without much more than a few clicks to “add to my cart” and pay. I didn’t have to dodge any fist fights over a Tickle Me Elmo stuffed animal, or come home reeking of the perfume that always manages to cling to hair and clothing after a department store visit.

It’s true that shopping online, while convenient, loses some of the personal touch of shopping. When you need help, sometimes all you can turn to is the FAQ page, which inevitably will not have the answer to your terribly original question. But, as today’s infographic observes, many companies are ramping up their online customer service options because of the direct correlation between quality customer service and repeat sales.

Whether you are an online shopper or the customer service guru at an online store, take a look at this infographic for some facts and statistics about how online shopping has grown over the years and what customers want from an online shopping experience. [via]

Online Customer Support Infographic

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The Single Life [infographic]

December 20, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  4 Comments
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These days, I have many friends who are constantly wondering, Who am I going to marry? When will I meet someone special? I am constantly telling them to go with the flow and not worry about it, but giving advice is a lot easier than taking it. Feeling worried and anxious about finding someone to love is very normal, but seeing statistics like these make show that it is better to wait, take your time to figure out if the relationship is right and settle down with the right person.

Statistics show that 1/3 of marriages end in ten years, and over half of adults over 18 are married. That alone makes marriage seem scary! On top of that, “getting intimate” only two to three times a month definitely seems like a nightmare. THis infographic also sights gaining weight, which is every females worst nightmare. Marriage is presented in a very unglamorous light, and making single life look like a cake walk.

While being in love and living happily ever after is the goal, this infographic reminds us that it is best to be sure. Waiting will help you know that you are with the right person and keep you from a dwindling sex life, weight gain and inevitable divorce. Dating for four years seems like a while (A Fell), but as a 21 year old I am in no rush to tie any kind of knot. So all of you singles, perk up, get yourself out there and buy an ipad or 80. [Via]

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