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Why the Sony Hack is So Important to Terrorists

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America and pretty much every other developed country in the world is vulnerable to sophisticated cyber-attacks. That much is not in question and isn’t new. What’s new thanks to Sony is the fact that terrorists around the world now see this new form or terrorism as a potential weapon for changing policies.

To understand this, we must first look at America through the eyes of people around the world. In many countries, there is only a thin line between the media and government. They’ve grown up in worlds where the idea of “free press” is unthinkable. As a result, they also view a distinct connection between the US government and Hollywood.

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3 Ways Technology Is a Major Money Saver

If there’s one thing every household wants to accomplish, it’s saving money. Whether you live within a tight budget or you simply want a bigger cushion in the bank, cutting spending is something everyone is interested in.

Something else most everyone is interested in is electronics and technology. How convenient would it be if you could incorporate your savings into your lifestyle by utilizing your technology? Pretty convenient; good thing it’s easy to do.

Download savings apps

Your smart phone is more than just an easy way to upload photos of your dinner for all your friends and followers to see; it’s a money-saving device. There are a number of free apps available that allow you to save money in just a few seconds time.

The RetailMeNot app makes it simple for you to find the store in which you are shopping and gain instant access to current coupons and codes good online and in stores. For example, if you’re in a store with a coupon for 20 percent off your entire purchase and your total is $100, this app just saved you $20.

Barcode apps are another great way to save using technology. Simply scan the barcode of the item in which you are interested and see if it’s available for a lesser price at another store nearby or even online. It’s instant savings in less than a few second’s time.

Household technology

It’s a nightmare to come home to a house that’s so hot you can’t breathe, but it’s also a nightmare to see the utility bill come in at the end of the month after leaving your air conditioning turned down low while you’re at work all day.

Instead of making sacrifices to your wallet and/or comfort, invest in a Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s simple to use; it learns your habits and works to your programming to keep your heat and air turned off when you’re not home.

You can even control it with your smart phone, computer or tablet, turning it on or off when you’re at work or traveling. It can save you as much as 30 percent in utility costs each year.

Bundle household technology

What three things do you use more than anything else at home? The answer to this question is your television, your phone and your internet. Instead of paying three separate bills with three separate sets of fees each month, bundle your phone, cable and internet and save significantly.

Conclusion

Technology makes life exceptionally easy when you let it. Let your technology make your life less expensive by taking a few minutes to see what type of technology fits into your budget, works best for your lifestyle and saves you the most money.

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4 Superheroes That Have Office Day Jobs

Who doesn’t love a superhero? I mean, comic books have came to the rescue of many a mundane life: they take the average kid into a world of amazing feats and magic. The superhero with amazing abilities is larger than life.

But there’s another side to the superhero to which we rarely pay homage. The fact that these superheroes have a regular life with an ordinary office job makes them more human to us.

They deal with some of the same issues that many of the rest of us face in the office environment. So which one of our dashing heroes has that 9-5 office job? There are four very well-known superheroes that work in an office during the day.

1. Spider-Man

Peter Parker, high school grad and newspaper photographer is our hero! While in costume as the web-crawling crime fighter Spider-Man, he amazes and intrigues with his ability to capture villains.

His life is clearly a duality. By day, he’s a geeky free-lance newspaper photographer who just cannot seem to catch a break from his boss, J. Jonah Jameson. The difference between this character and his costumed alter ego is as huge as from day to night. Who would have believed that Peter Parker could have such confidence in costume?

2. Iron Man

Tony Stark, the conceited CEO of Stark Enterprises, is an amazing superhero. Though he transforms from office to armor-wearing hero by night, his personality remains the same within the office.

His careless attitude and demeanor have unnerved many of his coworkers and subordinates. Does Tony Stark care about his reputation? Not at all!

3. She-Hulk

Not only is Jennifer Walters strong and undefeatable as the crime-fighting green monster, she’s also a ruthless lawyer with the firm Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg and Holliway. She seldom ever loses a case. On many occasions she has helped her fellow superheroes in legal jams as well.

4. Batman

Bruce Wayne, the gothic superhero we all love, has a fairly normal life as a wealthy businessman. His high-society lifestyle is the flip side of his serious personality as the Batman.

When he fights crime, we can almost see him standing aside and dusting off his costume. His values and focus on the good of society show in his clean-cut hero attributes.

As we see, superheroes are not usually reckless (with the possible exception of Tony Stark). Some superheroes live something of the day-to-day life that most of us do. By day, the serious office duties may hold their attention; but at night, the world is grateful for the superhero’s daring rescue.

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10 Tips for Creating Amazing Promotional Videos

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Every business is looking for ways to improve sales. One proven way to get more attention from customers is to incorporate videos into the marketing plan. Promotional videos are worth the investment if they are made and marketed correctly. Here are some surefire ways to create a killer video for a product or business:

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Experience Disney Parks Like Never Before With MyMagic+

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As the highly anticipated International CES, also known as Consumer Electronics Show, kicked off this week for 2013 in Las Vegas, there has been many newly introduced gadgets we are all looking forward to getting our hands on and trying, which includes the one unveiled by Disney that the whole family will enjoy.

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Cheaters Using Technology and Winning

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In the gambling world there are cheaters everywhere looking to cash in on making some money fast. So much so, they have used technology to win and many have actually beaten the system, but like any crime, it catches up to you and they did get caught.

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Technology Versus The American Movie Industry

These two industries have influenced each other and have helped one another to advance. Movies have become better in quality due to new developments within the tech industry and the tech industry creates better gadgets with movie viewing in mind, but how do these linked industries compare?

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Technological Superiority: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

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It’s an age old debate: which science fiction franchise is superior, Star Wars or Star Trek? There are many angles to take when wading into this debate, but this infographic looks at the technology in both universes, comparing what the Empire and Federation both have at their disposal.

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