Gibson Min-ETune: Big Impact, Small Package

  Article by Daniel Perretta  | 748 words Since the dawn of the electric guitar, not much has changed in the way of technology.  Most technological advances continue to occur in the fine tunings of existing hardware, such as the creation of humbucking pickups in the 1930s, their numerous variations, and noise canceling single-coil pickups.  [&hellip

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Heat up the Holidays with Gifts from Firebox

  Article by Paloma Basilio | 898 words It’s that jolly time of year again… you know, the time of year when about a month’s pay goes toward buying gifts for everyone in your family. Firebox.com has a variety of gifts for everyone on your list. The spectrum is pretty broad: there are serious gifts, [&hellip

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From Peddling Fantasies to Marketing Realism: The Truth in Advertising Bill

  Article by Jane Stringham | 669 words Last March, the Truth in Advertising bill was introduced to Congress.  The bill asks that the Federal Trade Commission submit a strategy to reduce the use of unrealistically altered bodies and faces in advertising and the promotion of commercial products, according to the Library of Congress.  Seth [&hellip

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Power to the Viewers: Tip Jar and the Changing Economics of YouTube

  Article by Alison K. Lanier | 829 words Professional YouTubers can make a handy profit on their given YouTube channels of cooking shows, exercise videos, or tirades. Video game players, comedians, musicians, authors, and gym instructors all cultivate a following of ad-clicking viewers. YouTube announced at VidCon this year that viewers will soon be [&hellip

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GamerGate: Journalistic Integrity, Online Harassment and the Future of the Gaming Medium

Article by Bobby Miller | 1,644 words The video game industry has grown rapidly since the days of the 1970s, back when Pong was all the rage. With more developers, higher budgets and greater technology, video games today can create eerily realistic experiences, allowing players to immerse themselves in fantastic worlds. Video games, once viewed [&hellip

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Social Media Trendsetters: 5 Companies to Watch

As 73 percent of online adults actively engage with social media, advertisers see these platforms as rife with the opportunity to reach a mass amount of their buyers. And, since the most popular social media websites are free to use, savvy businesses are wise to create a strategic plan around producing content for each one. [&hellip

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Bundle Up This Holiday for the Best Next-Gen Deals

For those of you looking to bring a shiny, new next-gen console home for the holidays: Rejoice. While permanent console price cuts have yet to be announced, special holiday pricing and bundles are on par to give consumers more of what the next-gen has to offer for their buck this holiday season. Xbox One With [&hellip

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PC Announces Fanless, Super-Thin Model with M Core Chip

Alison K. Lanier Broadwell, the nickname assigned to Intel’s new Core M chip, entered the press with exciting headlines in August. The super-slim Broadwell, wrote CNET, is a fraction—to be specific, a third—of the width of PC’s 2010 chip, with an eye toward lighter, thinner devices. The Core M suffered a slight delay, setback months [&hellip

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The Fight Against Convention: The Unveiling of GE’s FirstBuild Facility

Alison K. Lanier Sleek geometric design, large minimalist lettering “1B,” and a broad array of promises for Maker Movement thinkers is the end result of the physical construction and the publicity hype of General Electric’s FirstBuild facility. In March, CNET reported on GE and Local Motor’s shared vision for a space, part think-tank and part [&hellip

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Communication Control: Ansa Debuts New Ephemeral Messaging Service

Alison K. Lanier Tech Crunch recently featured in their video series “Road to Disrupt” a startup company called Ansa. The company created a messaging app for text, voice, photo, and video that is “built for more utility than that other ephemeral messaging service.” Snapchat, All Grown Up Ansa, with a modest 7,437 likes on Facebook, [&hellip

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