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Introduction from Brian Mahony, CEO Trender Research, Inc.
As time evolves, so does the functionality of certain objects. The television started out simply to enable us to watch programs, but has evolved to being able to use the Internet and play video games, among other things. Gaming systems were plain and simple, but now have evolved into allowing us to watch movies, stream the Internet, download photos, and download apps. The device that has gone through the most change, however, is the mobile phone. It started out as basic as can be, just for…Continue
Posted by Akshay Bhardwaj on August 13, 2014 at 12:44pm
The internet has definitely changed the way we function as consumers, making everything much more convenient, giving us more access to information and products that we wouldn’t have been able to purchase in the…
Posted by Sookie Lioncourt on July 31, 2014 at 12:45pm
As an avid TV watcher, I know and understand the pains of cable TV. Shows generally air once a week, cliffhangers and teases are everywhere, and timings often conflict with our own schedules. The couch and TV is one area of my life which I do not get to go to as much as I used to, simply because of a busy schedule. Trying to balance work, school, family, and friends prevents more time to be given to casually couch crashing and TV surfing as I would when I was younger. But, like many other…Continue
Posted by Akshay Bhardwaj on July 29, 2014 at 2:26pm
Being a teenager, I've had the opportunity to experience watching TV using different sources, and also to observe my fellow teenage friends consuming TV. Here are my insights on teenage TV consumption to increase the TV hours of the teenage demographic.
My friends usually watch about one and a half to two and a half hours of…
Posted by Casey Mahony on July 17, 2014 at 12:00pm
In the world today, the Indian population is on the rise in the United States. More and more citizens are migrating over to the States in order to pursue better opportunities for themselves. Indeed, parents often come here in order to raise their child in our elite academic system, which is renowned worldwide and has given birth to some of the greatest minds in history. But in coming to a whole new world, those Indians lose much of their former culture. Food, lifestyle, environment, daily…Continue
Posted by Akshay Bhardwaj on July 15, 2014 at 12:30pm
Posted by Brian Mahony on May 29, 2014 at 1:12pm
My daughter's friend was over the other day talking about her favorite shows and my daughter had no idea what she was talking about. It was then that I realized that my kids have already cut the cord from channel surfing the major channels. For about 3 years now, the majority of our content comes from Netflix, with a bit more from Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube, or directly from ABC.com, etc.
My kids have been mostly raised on documentaries and movies. My sons love "Famous Tank Battles"…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on April 22, 2014 at 5:00pm
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Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia's tax authority ruled Wednesday. In guidance designed to help people finalise their tax returns, the Australian Tax Office said Bitcoins were a form of property, disappointing those hoping they would be seen as a currency. The decision follows a similar move by the US Inland Revenue Service in March. "Transacting with Bitcoins is akin to a barter arrangement," the Australian Tax Office said in its guidance.
Pierce Brosnan might have been the best Bond — even if he wasn't very pleased with his own performances — but he's certainly not the best at playing Bond. The actor appeared on The Tonight Show yesterday, whereupon host Jimmy Fallon took the chance to play Nintendo 64 video game GoldenEye 007 against the star of the movie GoldenEye. Sadly, Brosnan wasn't on his filmic form, spending all of the bout slapping at thin air while Fallon pumped him full of lead.
Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert. The hackers, taking advantage of the pernicious vulnerability that surfaced in April, got into the system by using the Heartbleed bug in equipment made by Juniper Networks Inc, David Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec LLC, told Reuters on Wednesday. Community Health Systems said on Monday that the attack had originated in China. Once in, they hacked their way into a database and stole millions of social security numbers and other records, he said.