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Pinterest users are mostly women according to statistics

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 8, 2014 3:10 pm

Pinterest is a website where people can go and pin things they like to a virtual bulletin board. The site is used by both men and women, but most feel that the site is typically used by women. Some recent statistics show that women are by far the majority user of Pinterest.

 

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Statistics show that 80% of all Pinterest users are women leaving the other 20% of users as males. That lowly 20% of males who use the site make even less of the pins that are performed on the site. Men account for only 8% of all pins by gender with women accounting for 92% of all pins.

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T-Mobile market share is growing thanks to aggressive tactics

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 8, 2014 2:00 pm

For a long time T-Mobile languished and it seemed like its only hope for growth was to be bought out by another competitor. After it became clear that regulators didn't like the idea of the fourth of the major carriers being gobbled up by one of the other firms, T-mobile decided on another tact.

 

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T-Mobile has now managed to grab a bigger share of the mobile market thanks to its plans to pay termination fees to get people to leave other carriers. One analyst says that T-Mobile was an also ran in the past, but in Q1 2014 it "crushed" the competition when it came to growth.

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DOT says Chevy cars with ignition defect can keep driving

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: May 8, 2014 1:00 pm

Two senators have tried to get the US DOT to advise owners of Chevrolet cars affected by the ignition switch problem that led to 13 deaths to stop driving their cars until repaired. The DOT sent letters to both senators that said, "such an action is not required at this time."

 

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The problem the senators have is that the ignition switch defect has already been tied to several deaths and it will take GM months to get replacement parts ready to repair these vehicles. Affected vehicles include Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion, and other models.

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Mink 3D makeup printer lets people create their own cosmetics

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: May 8, 2014 12:01 pm

When we talk about a 3D printers, we are usually talking about something that prints items out of some sort of plastic or resin material. A new 3D printer has surfaced that is aimed straight at the person who loves makeup. That stuff can get expensive, especially if you buy lots of colors.

 

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Mink is a 3D printer that will let anyone create their own lipstick or eye shadow in their home. The printer is able to replicate any color into a wearable cosmetic. The creator of the cool Mink printer is Grace Choi, a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

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Nintendo to build low cost game console for developing nations

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: May 8, 2014 11:34 am

Nintendo hasn't been doing well over the last few years as it continually posts major losses. The Nintendo Wii U game console continues to be unpopular with gamers and is a major part of the financial woes for the company. Reports have surfaced that claim Nintendo is set to roll out a new game console as early as 2015 or 2016.

 

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If you are hoping for a high-end console to help Nintendo get back to some of the gaming glory it enjoyed years ago, you will be disappointed. According to reports, Nintendo is looking at building a cheaper game console for gamers in developing markets. Nintendo's Satoru Iwata has said that the console will be aimed at gamers in developing nations with a lower budget.

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Load DynamiX wins EMC Technology Connect Partner of the Year Award

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: May 8, 2014 11:31 am

EMC holds an annual trade show each year and it's turning into a big deal. Each year EMC also has an awards banquet for companies and products it deems worthy. This year, Load DynamiX won the coveted Technology Connect Partner of the Year Award.

 

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"We are pleased to recognize Load DynamiX as an outstanding Technology Connect Advantage Partner of the Year," said Don Lamburn, Director, EMC Technology Connect Program, EMC Corporation. "We look forward to working with Load DynamiX as they play an important role in helping customers validate their infrastructure on their journey to the 3rd platform."

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Adobe Voice iPad video creation tool hits the App Store

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Apps | Posted: May 8, 2014 11:02 am

Adobe has launched a new app that is aimed directly at the iPad user looking for an easy to use video creation tool. The app is called Adobe Voice and it is downloadable at no cost via the App Store. For now, the app only works with the iPad, iPhone users are left out.

 

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The app allows the user to speak into the microphone of the tablet and overlay their own voice with one of the "beautiful iconic images" that the app includes in its database. There should be an image for any video idea since it has 25,000 images built-in.

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Nintendo Tomodachi Life simulator won't offer gay relationships

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: May 8, 2014 10:32 am

Nintendo fans are up in arms after the company made a decision that will block players from forming gay relationships in the new Tomodachi Life video game that is coming to the US market soon. The game is described as a life simulator.

 

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Tomodachi Life was a hit in Japan and reportedly sold 1.83 million copies. It will land in North America and Europe on June 6. Nintendo has said that it was not trying to make any sort of social commentary by not including gay relationships in the game.

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NASA considers sending greenhouse to Red Planet in 2021

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: May 8, 2014 4:48 am

As NASA and other space programs ramp up Mars research, the U.S. space agency is interested in creating a plant-growth experiment in mid-2020. As part of the Mars Plant Experiment (MPX) project, it could be an important step towards potential manned missions and colonization endeavors.

 

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"In order to do a long-term, sustainable base on Mars, you would want to be able to establish that plants can at least grow on Mars," said Heather Smith, MPX deputy principal investigator, in a statement. "This would be the first step in that... we just send the seeds there and watch them grow."

 

MPX would focus more on being a self-contained project, rather than trying to plant seeds in the Martian dirt. The rover would provide water and researchers will check back within 15 days to see if the greenhouse project is successful.

Central bank in China warns banks of bitcoin risks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 8, 2014 4:17 am

The People's Bank of China is limiting bitcoin-related business, and is urging executives from other major Chinese banks to follow suit. Towards the end of 2013, the central bank didn't shun bitcoins, but showed caution regarding the popular cryptocurrency - but that opinion has drastically changed, saying bitcoins are a "tool for speculation."

 

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If major banks in China try to shut down bitcoin transactions, it will create a void that a bank in China should be able to step up and fill.

 

Since bitcoins aren't centrally regulated by banks or governments, trying to figure out how to deal with them has proven to be extremely challenging. Earlier in the year, the IRS ruled that bitcoins are considered property and not real currency, though that hasn't stopped retailers from accepting bitcoin payments. Despite hiccups along the way, bitcoins continue to gain mainstream acceptance and any type of legislation must be created carefully - yet quickly moving forward.

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