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Buying a Secure Cloud Application

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The cloud market is growing fast. Everyone is looking for the best way to store their data safely and securely, and cloud applications do just that. But before you go shopping around, it’s important to understand the different components of cloud apps.

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Kickstarter and Students: Will it ‘Kickstart’ Their Careers?

What do the Robocop statue in Detroit, Ouya’s open source gaming console, and personalized motivational videos for cats have in common? They wouldn’t exist without Kickstarter. And without Kickstarter, lots of other alternative, non-corporate projects wouldn’t have received their funding, either. Kickstarter is projected to have a higher funding rate in 2012 than the entire budget for the National Endowment for the Arts. And if you’re a student, listen closely. You could have good luck in Kickstarter, and kickstart your career.

You’ll have better luck with Kickstarter than with pitching corporate projects, as the success rate for Kickstarter pitches is about 44%, whereas for corporate products and pitches, it’s closer to 5%. This means that your product or idea is about eight times more likely to be funded by Kickstarter than it is to be successfully sold and launched through a U.S. corporation. And for college students or recent graduates, school affiliated projects raise more Kickstarter funding than the average project. For the best chance of success, don’t overpromise on your project or pledge excessive rewards. Additionally, if your fundraising goals are $5,500 or lower, you have a higher chance of success. The average goal of a failed Kickstarter project is $16,365. For the best success, choose similar blueprints of projects that you admire, and ones that recieved their total funding.

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What Should You Consider Before Placing An Ad Online?

Most people have embraced the online world and whether they are using a computer, mobile device, or tablet, businesses need to make sure they are promoting there too. However, there are several things to consider before placing an Ad online.

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A Behind The Scenes Look At How Facebook Works

Have you ever wondered how Facebook works? How posts of friends show up in your newsfeed, but others don’t and vice versa? Many of us have wondered just that, but could never explain it if we were asked.

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The Technology Behind Memory Foam

When anyone is asked to think of mattresses and like products, they don’t really consider the science behind it. To be fair, a basic box spring, mattress topper, or pillow seems pretty simple, but there are some products that have technological advances which set them apart from the rest. Take Memory Foam products, for example. They have an interesting backstory, having originated in NASA testing labs, and have gone through a lot to be developed and produced for everyday consumers. Currently, Memory Foam pillows are some of the most popular on the market, and are proving to offer results that are unrivaled by the alternatives.

The History of Memory Foam

Memory Foam was developed by NASA engineers in 1966 for G-Force pressure relief on the space shuttles and to improve the safety of aircraft cushions. Memory Foam succeeds in relieving 87% of gravitational force, alleviating that pressure from the neck, spine, and hips. In the 1980s, NASA released the rights for Memory Foam to the public and Memory Foam was developed for commercial use.

Since Memory Foam was made available to the public, manufacturers figured out ways to produce it at low costs in order to make it accessible to a large market. It has also found its way into hospitals and recovery centers, especially in cases where patients are confined to their beds for long periods of time. Memory Foam is able to eliminate most problems that these kinds of patients experience with other mattresses– such as bed sores and poor circulation– over an extended period of time.

What Sets Memory Foam Apart From The Rest

Memory Foam is characteristically denser and more supportive than other foam mattresses, mattress toppers, and pillows. Its super dense cell structure, comprised of spherical cells, makes it reactive to body heat and weight, which allows it to form around the shape of the body and deliver maximum support. Because of this extra support, Memory Foam has been found to alleviate pain in the shoulders, neck, joints, hips, back, and more. It is also able to provide healthier sleep for many users and help relieve snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, and many more sleeping disorders. The higher density foam products, which will be the most comfortable and long lasting, are going to be the best product available.

The amount of research that went into developing and manufacturing Memory Foam products has paid off in quality, affordable mattresses which have an array benefits. Memory Foam has been known to help people get to sleep fast, stay asleep, and have healthier sleep that offers more energy throughout the day. Using a Memory Foam mattress can help prevent and alleviate pains in the back, shoulders, spine, joints, knees, and more, and can offer relief for sleep disorders like sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, bruxism, fibrositis syndrome, rheumatic pain modulation, and sleepwalking.

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Why Fresh Content Is Good For Your Blog

You often hear that updating your blog several times a week or more is a good idea, but not all of us really know why we should be doing it. It’s obvious that having new posts for your readers is important in having them come back to your blog often, but what other reasons is there for constantly making sure you post new content?

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Technology Designed With Users In Mind

It wasn’t too long ago when people had to adjust to complex technology tools and had to learn how they functioned; now, it’s the other way around. In today’s digital world, technology studies the needs and wants of people and its gadgets are designed around the user’s experience.

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Sci-Fi Gadgets from Television and Film that Actually Exist

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Have you ever watched a science fiction television show or movie only to end up wishing the futuristic gadgets being portrayed were real? To many people’s surprise, quite a few electronic devices and gadgets currently on the market emulate those seen in sci-fi shows and flicks (Ha! And it’s the entertainment industry always catching flack for being short on fresh ideas).

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