If you're an IT worker looking for a job, there's no need to sing the summertime blues. While the recession took its toll on the number of IT positions available, jobs are now out there as U.S. firms look to slowly start hiring again for the second half the year as the economy picks up, according to a recent survey.
As power users, we rarely, if ever, follow the same path as mainstream users do. We build our PCs from scratch, we know what technology to invest in and which ones to avoid, and rather than wait for our rigs to require a complete overhaul, we keep things running smooth with well timed upgrades. But even so, every once in awhile we reach the end our ropes where it makes more sense to start from scratch than to plug in more parts to an aging system. According to a new study, that time typically comes around every four and a half years.
Family Feud has never been the same since it's original and slightly creepy host, Richard Dawson, was a part of the show. Nevertheless, we'd be more apt to catch a few episodes if Harris Interactive were in charge of surveying Americans, which would give the show a decidedly geeky slant. In Harris Interactive's latest study, the firm pinged 30,000 Americans on their opinions of the top 60 "most visible companies" in the U.S. and used the info to come up with a reputation quotient (RQ) for each company. Google took the top spot, can you guess which others made the top 10 list?
Google’s AdMob division collects a ton of data on the general public’s web surfing habits, but recently released statistics on tablet usage might actually surprise you. According to a recent survey more than 28 percent of all respondents said that a tablet is their primary computer. As technology enthusiasts that admission should send chills up your spine on the future of computing in general, and points out just how little of a computer’s full potential is utilized by the vast majority of users.
You were right to think that there's a lot of bad drivers out there. According to a State Farm survey, nearly one in five drivers (19 percent) admitted to surfing the Internet while sitting behind the wheel of an automobile, USA Today reports. These are people who drive at least once a week. In addition, 35 percent said they send or receive text messages while driving, too. The survey pinged 912 licensed drivers in November, but the proportion of dangerous drivers might be even higher.
With the Chrome browser claiming about 11 percent of the browser market compared to Internet Explorer's nearly 57 percent grip, Google will have to settle for small victories. Like winning the love of the people. According to Amplicate, an online-option collating resource that accounts for more than 71 million public opinions of social media users, Google Chrome is the most loved browser in the world.
Security firm Avira published the results of a recent consumer survey that sheds some light on the abuse computers users inflict on their PCs. We're not talking about malware, mind you, but actual physical and verbal abuse directed towards our machine servants that we sometimes have a love/hate relationship with. Out of 14,000 polled, 39 percent admitted to cursing or yelling at their disobedient PC out loud. More fun stats after the break.
A new ComScore survey has come out telling us something we already suspected: people are using email less and less. What we didn't expect was the size of the drop off among younger people. According to the survey, the year over year change among teenagers age 12-17 was -59%. Maybe Zuckerberg was right.
In a survey commissioned by Norton, it was discovered that over a third of all Americans (36 percent) either lose their cell phone or end up having it stolen. Broken down by city, that number jumps to 52 percent in Miami, which ranks No. 1 on the list of top 20 U.S. cities for cell phone loss or theft. Last on the top 20 list is Minneapolis at 29 percent, while San Francisco, home to Silicon Valley, took the No. 13th spot at 35 percent. So what does it all mean?
Internet users are growing bolder by the year. In 2008, a poll revealed that 18 percent of respondants admitted to, um, "borrowing" someone else's Wi-Fi. And now? That number has jumped to 32 percent, according to a recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research in conjunction with the Wi-Fi Alliance. With an estimated 201 million households using Wi-Fi, it's easy to see why wireless security is more important than ever.