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Popularity Can Kill Technology's Coolness
2014-02-12 06:11:04

[ Watch the Video: When Technology Loses Its Edge ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Technology products that lose their perceived edginess can soon find their popularity fading, according to a new study from Penn State University that looked at what makes these products appear ‘cool’ to users. "Everyone says they know what 'cool' is, but we wanted to get at the core of what 'cool' actually is, because there's a different connotation to what cool actually...

Being Cool Is Not What It Used To Be
2012-06-08 05:53:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The definition of "cool" may have changed from generation to generation, according to new research published in the Journal of Individual Differences. Researchers set out to find how the definition of "being cool" has changed since the days of James Dean and Miles Davis. The team, led by a University of Rochester Medical Center psychologist, found the characteristics associated with being cool today are different than those that past generations...

2012-04-10 09:20:07

Money doesn´t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not. Now new research shows that materialism is not just a personal problem. It´s also environmental. “We found that irrespective of personality, in situations that activate a consumer mindset, people show the same sorts of problematic patterns in wellbeing, including negative...

2011-08-16 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington, DC-based technology group, The Cool Blue Company LLC announces world's first printed magazine dedicated to the exploration of social media now available nationally at Barnes & Noble booksellers, and international distribution in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. The Social Media Monthly is also available as a standalone flash digital e-zine and as a downloadable app in the...

2011-03-31 00:00:27

Persons suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, or simply sleeping too hot will find relief from the cooling effect from Hirakawa Cool Gelmats. Torrance, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 Cool Gelmats are a revolutionary new cooling product that helps one sleep longer, faster, and deeper. Developed and patented by Hirakawa Corporation, over 1 million cool Cool Gelmats have been sold in Japan, Australia, and Korea. Now, Cool Gelmats are available in the U.S. at online retailer Best Priced...

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2009-09-30 11:53:31

Cleveland Indians Manager Eric Wedge was told he won't be leading the team in 2010, the Indians announced Wednesday. The Indians said Wedge and his coaching staff would be replaced after this season. They will, however, finish out the 2009 season. The Indians are 64-92, one game ahead of last-place Kansas City in the AL Central. They have six games remaining on their schedule. Cleveland is assured its worst season since Wedge's first season when the Indians were 68-94 in 2003. Cleveland is...

2009-08-06 15:56:56

Cleveland Indians President Paul Dolan says the American League baseball team will lose $16 million this season with more losses to follow. He told reporters following Thursday's 2-1 home win over the Minnesota Twins that the struggling economy has been a factor and precipitated the recent trades of ace southpaw Cliff Lee, a former Cy Young Award winner, all-star catcher Victor Martinez and outfielder Ben Francisco. The reality is we were suffering financially before we made these deals,...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'