Google Acquires YouTube Advertising Platform, FameBit

On Tuesday, Google announced their acquisition of FameBit an advertising company directed towards YouTube content creators. Google said in a statement that FameBit is an “influencer marketing platform for branded company." By acquiring FameBit, Google will take over a platform that allowed for YouTubers to earn additional income off of the Google owned video community, YouTube. Google explains, "Creators will always...

Researchers Say Traveling to Mars May Cause Brain Damage

Mars Brain Damage Study
According to a new study by the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine astronauts traveling to Mars may suffer brain damage. The Earth's atmosphere protects human beings, animals and other living things from cosmic radiation. However, the magnetosphere on Mars is different than planet Earth, which may put human beings at risk. In order to determine whether future astronauts traveling...

Comcast Xfinity to Expand Data Caps

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Four years ago, Comcast began capping customers’ internet data. Comcast Xfinity customers within the trial markets will be moved from a 300 gigabyte data plan to a terabyte data plan by June 1st. Comcast emphasizes, the internet is changing so their company feels the need to evolve by changing their internet plans, too. On average, 99 percent of Comcast...

Study: 34 % of Samsung Owners Plan on Buying an iPhone

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A new survey says 34 percent of current customers will not buy another Samsung phone or use another Android device again. Branding Brand conducted an online survey last month in an effort to determine how much of an impact the exploding Galaxy Note 7 has had on consumers. The survey had 1,000 respondents, all of which were current Samsung phone owners...

How Google’s Pixel Battery and Camera Compare to Apple’s iPhone 7

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Google announced on October 4th, the release of two new smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL. Pixel and Pixel XL are the first smartphones designed by Google. Not only did Google announce the release of their smartphones, Apple also announced, on September 7, the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. Apple stated, “iPhone 7 will dramatically improve the...

Frequent Candy Crush Saga Players Are More Likely to Become Addicts, Study Finds

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Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have found frequent users of the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga are more likely to become addicts. In the Journal of Telematics and Informatics explored the psychological factors that contribute to mobile social game addictions. The purpose of the study was to explore the correlation between psychological factors, mobile game use and addiction....

The iPhone Effect: Psychological Impact of Mobile Devices on Social Interactions

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Researchers at Virginia Tech have found that conversations without the presence of a mobile device were rated as significantly better compared to conversations with the presence of a mobile device. The prevalence of smart devices provide an opportunity for users to connect with others online. In addition, it allows for users to easily multitask between communicating with others in person and...

Facebook Reveals Standalone App for Events

Facebook Events App
Facebook has announced the release of a dedicated standalone Events app. Facebook's goal is to put more emphasis on events shared on the social media application. The app gives users the ability to view various Facebook events coming soon. In addition, the app will also suggest events that a user may like based on their interests. The most interesting feature...