Sunday, June 19, 2016

10 Things You Didn't Know About Video Games

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For many of us, video games have been a part of a majority of our life. Boomers had Pong, Gen Xers began with Atari and Nintendo, Millennials had Playstation, Xbox and Wii and the latest generation is growing up with mobile gaming and live streaming their games.

While video games have only been around for a (relatively) short amount of time, there is a very rich history as they have permeated pretty much all aspects of our culture. There is much to measure with video games and plenty of stats and facts kicking around. Here are 10 video game facts I have been able to dig up that you likely were not aware of. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 13, 2016

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Internet of Things

Image credit Maurizio Pesce via flickr
The biggest buzzword in the world of tech over the past few years has been "disruption" and no digital trend has epitomized disruption as much as the connected home revolution.

The internet of things is here and growing rapidly. What seemed like fodder for science fiction or children's' cartoons just a few years ago is now mainstream in homes across the globe.

So how big has the internet of things become? and how big is it project to get? Here are 10 things about the internet of things that you probably didn't know.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cyber Crime

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One of the fastest-growing industries these days is cyber crime prevention. The tech industry has been given an enormous task trying to detect and defend the daily onslaught of attacks and the insurance industry has been challenged with trying to figure out how to cover unfortunate data breaches.

After seeing the, almost daily, reports of major cybercrime incidents, I wanted to find out just how prevalent cyber crime is and how big the challenge is to businesses. The results were amazing and alarming. Have a look:

Sunday, June 12, 2016

10 Things You Didn't Know About Wine

Image credit: Wojtek Szkutnik via flickr
Few alcoholic beverages have had as long and storied a history than wine. Wine is a very versatile drink in that it can be drank to relax, to celebrate and it even plays a sizable role in a number of religions.

I recently sat down and dig up a few tidbits you may not have known about wine. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

10 Vintage TV Commercials You Won't Believe You Forgot

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There was much to love about TV in the 1980's: Kick-ass prime time lineups, Saturday morning cartoons, music videos on MTV, the newness of cable TV, and the ads. Yes, the ads. It feels like TV commercials were a bit more creative and entertaining growing up in the 80's and we loved to watch, and talk about, them. 


Here is a quick rundown of the 10 commercials I 've stumbled on recently for a history project I am working on and I had to share the nostalgia. Let's see how many of these you remember!

Monday, June 6, 2016

10 Foods You'll be Shocked You Can't Buy Anymore

Life seemed to pass by a bit quicker when we were young and so much that we experienced was taken for granted then and forgotten since. One often forgotten element is the food that we ate. You might be surprised at how much of what we've enjoyed over the years actually doesn't exist anymore.

Here is a quick rundown of the 10 foods I was most surprised to find out didn't exist anymore. I hope you enjoy this little walk down memory lane.

Monday, December 28, 2015

10 Things You Didn't Know About LEGO

LEGO Stats

LEGO has been around for more than six decades and has brought endless enjoyment to kids of all ages throughout the years.After all this time, the LEGO brand is stronger than ever with successful multimedia partnerships and digital integration.

As you can imagine, there is no shortage of LEGO statistics and tidbits floating around the internet these days. Here are a few things you may, or may not know about the world's most beloved maker of building blocks....

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sesame Street

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Believe it or not, Sesame Street first aired exactly 46 years ago today on November 10, 1969. The show played such a large role in so many of our early years, but how much do you really know (or remember) about it?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The 10 Richest People of All Time

Just about every week, we read about a tech startup being purchased for hundreds of millions or billions of dollars and some 20-something instantly becoming unimaginably wealthy. This trend got me thinking about the history of wealth and who really are the richest people of all time.

Thankfully, I was able to dig up this interesting infographic from justrichest.com which runs down the top 10 and how much they were actually worth. Quite a few surprises here. I would've guessed 4 or 5 of them, but definitely not #1...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

10 Crazy Stats and Facts From MySpace's Peak

It is pretty amazing how much the digital world has changed in a decade. Phones rarely flip these days; MP3 players are relics; People are messaging each other, but certainly not with AOL;

and the once-mighty MySpace is struggling to become relevant again.

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