Why Most People Say They’re Addicted to the Internet
‘Among respondents who felt addicted, teenagers between 13 and 17 were worst off, with 73% reporting addiction. As respondents get older, they reported subsequently less addiction, with the exception of those 65 and over, who feel more addicted than their counterparts between 45 and 64.
‘The poll found that the Internet users who spend the most time online were the least likely to be Internet addicts. Those between 45 and 54, on average, spend the most time each week online, reporting almost 40 hours of browsing each week. Teens, who feel the most addicted spend the least amount of time online, reporting only 22.3 hours per week of use…’
App Guides Drivers to Save Gas [VIDEO]
Masternaut Tells You When You’re Driving Badly
The app can also help parents spy on how their teens drive
‘Driving isn’t exactly eco-friendly, but one company has found a way to make it as green as possible — by improving your driving, and thus your gas mileage.
‘Masternaut, a gadget made in the UK, aim to make sure you’re being a safe driver. It is your own personal driving instructor, in effect; it attaches to the dashboard of your car and could reduce gas cost by up to one-fifth.
‘The system was created to give the driver near real-time feedback. It tracks your location with GPS while a gyroscopic inertial system detects acceleration and a microprocessor records use and revs. The little black box shrieks and flashes lights when it detects driving habits like sharp turns, accelerating or breaking too fast, which all contribute to ineffective use of gas…’
Disgusting Facts Behind Apple’s Foxconn Factory
‘ABC’s behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s supply plant in Shenzhen and Chengdu confirmed a lot of what we already knew: Conditions are grueling, employees are overworked and underpaid, and living quarters are crowded. However, some of the stats revealed through Nightline’s 17-minute special surrounding hourly wages, living costs and the process that goes into making Apple devices were staggering.
‘Nightline anchor Bill Weir was the first reporter to be allowed into the controversial Foxconn factory following years of reports about the harsh working conditions at the facility, which creates Apple products such as the iPad, iPhone and Mac computers. Foxconn is also a supply chain provider for Nintendo, Dell, HP and Intel products.
‘The special, which aired on Tuesday night, revealed that Foxconn workers get paid $1.78 an hour and live in a dorm room for about $17 a month, along with seven roommates. In addition, it takes five days and 325 sets of hands to assemble an iPad, according to Nightline. Meanwhile, workers can make 300,000 cameras for the device in just two shifts…’
Using Linux to Fix Your Windows PC
‘You might not be ready to accept Linux as your desktop yet, but you can still use it to save your Windows PC—whether you need to reset passwords, recover deleted files, or scan for viruses, here’s how to do it.
‘What we’ll do today is walk you through some of the most useful ways that you can repair your Windows PC using an Ubuntu Live CD, but keep in mind that most of these tasks can be performed with any version of Linux…’
What to do When your Firefox Window Freezes
1. Open Task Manager
2. End Firefox application and process
3. Open Firefox again
That’s it. If that doesn’t work, restart your PC or run your antivirus.