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Wed
12
Jun
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Save Energy, Use Internet Explorer: Microsoft

A new report has found that Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser uses less power than the competition. According to a study commissioned by the Redmond, Washington-based firm, Internet Explorer is 18 per cent more energy-efficient than Google ... Chrome (version 26) and Mozilla's Firefox (version 21). The study was carried out by the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, which examined the power consumption of web browsers running on laptop and desktop computers. PC Magazine notes that if every user of Chrome or Firefox switched to using Internet Explorer 10 and the Windows 8 operating ... (view more)

Wed
01
May
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Apple iPad Tops Tablet Customer Satisfaction Survey

A new study by J.D. Power finds that Apple iPad owners are very satisfied with their purchase. In fact, for the second year in a row iPad owners were more satisfied with their buy than purchasers of other tablet devices. J.D. Power's report, which ... is called the "2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study," asked just under 2,000 tablet users to score their devices. Apple iPad Performs Well in Every Category Tablet users rated their devices using five different categories, including: Performance Ease of operation Styling and design Features Cost The Apple iPad , which scored high in every one of ... (view more)

Thu
25
Apr
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Auto Firms Asked to Help Limit Driver Distractions

The Department of Transportation (DoT) is calling on automakers to disable technologies that allow someone to send text messages while driving. However, the DoT is only making recommendations and cannot yet force automotive firms to follow its ... advice. The new guidelines are based around electronic devices that are built directly into vehicles, such as GPS navigation devices and communications tools. The DoT has two main recommendations. The first is that such equipment should never force a driver to stop looking at the road for more than two seconds at a time to carry out an action. Officials ... (view more)

Thu
28
Mar
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Most Counterfeit Software Includes Malware: Study

A new study commissioned by Microsoft and carried out by researchers at IDC has found that most counterfeit software includes some kind of malware. The researchers also estimate that the total value of the counterfeit software market now exceeds ... $100 billion. IDC recently published its findings in a report titled "The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software: How Pirated Software Can Compromise the Cybersecurity of Consumers, Enterprises, and Nations ... and the Resultant Costs in Time and Money." Most Counterfeit Software Laced with Malware In that report (which can be viewed in ... (view more)

Thu
07
Mar
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Seniors Who Play Video Games Less Depressed: Study

Personally, I find video games both relaxing and a lot of fun. And it appears that this isn't just the case for thirty-somethings like me; in fact, a new study shows that seniors who play video games are less likely to become depressed. Researchers ... at North Carolina State University recently studied the impact video games had on people aged 63 and older. Researchers separated the study's subjects (whose median age was 77) into three groups: regular gamers (who play games once a week), occasional gamers (who play games less than once per week), and people who never play video games. Senior ... (view more)

Thu
20
Dec
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Mac Users More Generous Than Windows Users: Report

A new report suggests Santa might be more kind to Mac than Windows users this holiday season. The reason is simple: During the past year, they were considerably more generous about making donations to charity. Donation management company Qgiv ... recently examined the giving patterns of approximately 165,000 people, analyzing a total of 320,000 donations made by these people between November 2011 and November 2012. Mac Users Were 25% More Generous The results: The average Mac user gave non-profit charities $182, while the average Windows user donated only $137. If these statistics are to be ... (view more)

Thu
29
Dec
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New Study Reveals Why We Delete Facebook 'Friends'

A new study reveals why we join Facebook, why we add new 'friends' and, why we dump those we have 'friended.' The study also reveals the impact our real-world relationships have on our Facebook interactions. The new study comes to us from Neilson, ... best known for its research on television viewing. The study focused on Facebook user behaviors, including why we join Facebook in the first place. Real-World Interactions Behind Online Friendships The study revealed that 82 per cent of people add friends on Facebook because they know and like the person in real life. Other reasons folks added ... (view more)

Thu
17
Nov
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Bullying Less Likely Online, Study Says

In recent years online bullying has been a hot topic, with many teens and children reporting online bullying. In some cases, severe bullying has even pushed kids to suicide, garnering much attention from mainstream media. A new study, however, ... reveals that online bullying isn't as frequent as many fear. In fact, the report says it's less likely that kids will be bullied online than in real life. The study was conducted by the Pew Internet ... (view more)

Mon
24
Oct
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iPad vs Book: Study Probes Effects of Screen Reading

According to a new study, older people are able to read text off the iPad much faster than if they were using a "real" book. In fact, the iPad proved easier for reading than even e-readers like the Kindle. The study was performed by a research team ... from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, in Germany. "E-books and e-readers are playing an increasingly important role on the worldwide book market," the researchers said in their report. "However, readers can be particularly skeptical when it comes to e-books and electronic reading devices. The objective of the study was to investigate ... (view more)

Thu
04
Aug
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Cyber Crime Costs Take Big Jump in 2011: Report

A new report suggests that the costs associated with cyber crime continue to rise. According to a study funded by hardware firm Hewlett-Packard, on average cyber attacks are costing companies 56 per cent more money to resolve than the year previous. ... The study, which was conducted by the Ponemon Institute, is called the "Second Annual Cost of Cyber Crime." It finds that the median annualized cost of attacks rose to $5.9 million a year, up from $3.8 million last year. (Source: latimes.com ) Big Companies Face 70+ Attacks Each Week According to the report, 50 organizations participating in the ... (view more)

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