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A Look Inside U.S. Data Centers

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.From Netflix to YouTube, and from Facebook to Twitter, people around the world enjoy content on the World Wide Web using sites that got their start—and make their electronic homes—in the United States. But few, if any, folks give serious consideration to the bustling, humming [...]

One Simple Trick Will Transform The Way You Tweet

One Simple Trick Will Transform The Way You Tweet

The microblog Twitter is nothing if not fast-paced. While this characteristic makes it appealing as a source of up-to-the-minute news and popular topics, it also overwhelms some users. Finding your niche as a tweeter and follower can be challenging, and even seem impossible amidst the constant chatter of this social media platform. If you’re exhausting [...]

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The Dark Side of Your Inbox [Video]

We’re all familiar with the irritating experience of opening our email and discovering that the vast majority of the messages we’ve received are either destined for the spam folder, or already in it. Spam is an increasingly serious problem for email users everywhere. As of 2013, spam emails accounted for nearly 71% of all email [...]

13 Sci-Fi Gadgets You Won’t Believe Already Exist

13 Sci-Fi Gadgets You Won’t Believe Already Exist

Space-age inventions and innovations have been a staple of futuristic entertainment since before The Jetsons. Flying cars and robot maids are still a ways off, but it might surprise you to learn that some of high-tech toys and tools from “the future” are actually already available today. If you’ve ever seen Disney’s Up, then you’re [...]

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Five Outrageous PR Stunts That Paid Off

Businesses and organizations began practicing formal Public Relations (PR) about one hundred years ago. Since then, the definitions and tactics of PR have changed, but the essence remains the same: Make a big impression, distribute it to a big crowd, get a big response. While 20th century marketers seemed to view PR as a one-way [...]

How to Create a Wildly Successful Travel Blog

How to Create a Wildly Successful Travel Blog

Travel has always been big business—in fact, the travel and tourism industry provides the number one service export in the United States—but it’s become a true juggernaut in recent years thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of travel blogging. The Internet has made armchair travel easier than ever before, and with thousands of bloggers making travel [...]

What Does Your Host Say About You? SiteGround

What Does Your Host Say About You? SiteGround

Even in a high-tech world, some people still appreciate the simple economy and beauty of things that are handcrafted, whether it’s homemade bread, a fancy table, or their hosting plan. For folks like these, SiteGround is the natural choice to provide a customized online home for their websites. Since 2004, SiteGround prides itself on its [...]

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Four Easy Ways to Supersize Your Blog

You have something to say, and your audience is out there, just waiting to soak it all up. For many bloggers, humble beginnings often snowball into impressive followings and page ranks, but you’ve got to be good, and you’ve got to be proactive. Let’s be honest: bloggers are a dime a dozen these days, and [...]

The APIs That Secretly Rule Your Life

The APIs That Secretly Rule Your Life

Modern life is, for many, an online one. And every click, every tweet, every Facebook like or product review, becomes part of a larger data pool (along with our emails, online purchases, GPS information and more) just waiting to be skimmed and sorted by a utility known as the application program interface (API). The ubiquity [...]

Do Interns Secretly Run the World’s Largest Tech Companies?

Do Interns Secretly Run the World’s Largest Tech Companies?

We’re all familiar with the narrative conventions surrounding the intern: long hours, little pay, and even less respect. Many of today’s tech and business leaders spent their early years competing for, and suffering in, internships where they gleaned bits of know-how and experience in between java runs and making copies. Modern internships, however, have undergone [...]

Three Mind-Blowing Wonders of Wearable Tech

Three Mind-Blowing Wonders of Wearable Tech

Wearable technology is touted as the future of electronics, fashion, fitness, and business. As the industry expands, wearable tech devices will increasingly target specific aspects of work and lifestyle, with products designed for managing finances and schedules, or enjoying sports and music. In this sense, wearable tech reflects the functionality of the now mundane smartphone [...]

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Images

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Images

You already know that well-researched, high-quality content is the backbone of a killer blog post. But don’t underestimate the importance of a strong visual component when you’re composing your latest and greatest update for your audience The human brain processes images in as little as 13 milliseconds—less than the blink of an eye. A post [...]

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Hot Gadgets, Cool Tech: SXSW Interactive 2014 Wrap-Up

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival—an Austin, Texas tradition since 1987—draws big crowds every year with its unique blend of music, film, stars big and small, and technological innovation. The 2014 show was no exception, combining celebrity spectacle with high-profile speakers and high-tech gadgetry. SXSW has a well-earned reputation as an incubator of new musical [...]

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: References

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: References

You might think the most important part of a successful blog post lies in killer content, or a compelling tone, or even a click-bait-laden title. And while these tools are used by countless bloggers around the Web to draft outstanding posts, an oft-overlooked aspect that’s just as essential is the quality of the resources used [...]

High Tech Meets High Society at the Luxury Technology Show

High Tech Meets High Society at the Luxury Technology Show

What happens when the cutting edge of tech meets bottomless pockets? Quite a few things, actually—including the production at least one slightly unnerving robot—but one of the more interesting is the Luxury Technology Show, organized and presented by event production and promotion company RAND Luxury. The company’s well-known for their luxurious and ostentatious events and [...]


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