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American Idol Wants Your Opinion

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Do you like as a judge? Do you think the judges’ save is a nifty device for the show? Do you want the opportunity to sound off on what you like and dislike about American Idol? Well, now you’ve got a chance to do so…and the powers-that-be behind the series are listening.

American Idol has released an asking viewers to detail their opinion on the show. The survey asks about the current season of the show (9), and asks about your reasons for watching. Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Ryan Seacrest are all listed as reasons for watching. You have the ability to vote on the strength of your enjoyment from each one.

Certain aspects of Idol, such as musical themes, mentors, voting and the judges’ save also listed on the survey. You have the opportunity to vote on your level of entertainment derived from each. The survey contains many questions regarding guest judges as well, asking to you rate your enjoyment of each one who appeared on this season.

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Most Desirable Woman Emmanuelle Chriqui

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television,

Emmanuelle ChriquiThe year has barely even started, but Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui has already been named the Most Desirable Woman of 2010.

The beauty topped a poll of men, conducted by website AskMen.com, who were asked to name the lady they would most like to have as a girlfriend or wife. “Hearing what the vote is made of is the biggest compliment of all because it’s about being a well-rounded woman. That’s really empowering and is just a massive compliment to me,” last year’s #12 said.

Explaining Chriqui’s appeal to men, James Bassil, editor-in-chief of AskMen.com, said: “It’s refreshing to see a respected but relatively low-profile actress like Emmanuelle top the Top 99, while many of the tabloid regulars didn’t even make it. To me, this outcome really reflects what is unique about our annual list: that it is a real indicator of the kind of women that men want, rather than simply those ones that we are continuously exposed to.”

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Consumer Reports: iPhone 3GS is Best

iPhone 3GSConsumer Reports says that Apple’s new is still at the top of the smartphone heap in terms of multimedia, browsing, battery life, display, and navigation. The with WebOS, Samung Omnia, and BlackBerry Storm were close behind, however. The Pre scored higher in messaging and multitasking. CR also claims that Verizon seems to be the carrier that most believe to be the best when surveyed, but that’s no big surprise.

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More Now Use Internet for Health Information

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science,

Internet HealthIn a recent study from Pew and American Life Project, it was found that those who use the Internet for health information almost doubled in the last couple of years. Frequenters increased from 31% to 60%. The survey group contacted 2,253 people by landline and 502 by cellphone and found that 86% consult a health care professional while 68% ask friends or family. We expect that part of the reason is the high cost of health care these days. What the survey doesn’t say is how many of those are hypochondriacs who tend to jump to WebMD at the first sign of a rash.

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NPD Survey Places Amazon Second to iTunes

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Apple, Internet, Music,

MP3The NPD Group has a new report that states that in 2008, 87% of all digital music buyers in the U.S. used iTunes while 16% were purchased through Amazon MP3. Analyst Russ Crupnick says that being in second place is encouraging considering that it has only been around for 18 months.

“It used to be that iTunes was first, and second was practically nobody,” Crupnick said. The survey also reported that many of the consumers are older and still purchase CDs.

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MocoSpace Survey Shows Effect of Social Networking

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Internet, Misc. Tech,

MocoSpaceThe site MocoSpace asked 10,000 of its users questions about their relationships. The results have some interesting answers such as 45% admitting they have used their phone to break up with their partner, mostly by text. Now we realize that because MocoSpace is a social networking site does not necessarily make it an unbiased survey. Even if that is the case, we still found these additional responses amusing:

  • Men are more likely to break up via mobile than women.
  • 73% admit that their cell phone is the most important device in their social life as compared to 2% who answered their computer.
  • 34% admit to flirting with someone else while on a date via their phone.
  • While most admitted they make new friends mostly in the “real world,” 19% say mobile connection is also important.

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RHT Study Reveals Customers’ Silly Questions

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Misc. Tech,

Cup HolderRobert Half Technology, provider of IT pros, conducted a survey by phone with 1,400 CIOs to find their oddest requests. Executive director Katherine Spencer Lee claims, “These unusual requests highlight the need for technical support personnel to also demonstrate patience, empathy and a sense of humor.”

We guess so, after reading the list. Here are a few of the sample questions:

  • “Can you rearrange the keyboard alphabetically?”

  • “How do I read my e-mail?”

  • “My computer is telling me to press any key to continue. Where is the ‘any’ key?”

  • “Can you reset the Internet for me?”

  • “How can I block e-mail from my manager?”

  • “Can I open the bank safe using my computer?”

  • “How long does it take to bake a potato in a microwave?”

  • “I’d like to stop receiving e-mail on Fridays.”

  • “Where can I get software to track UFOs?”

  • “How do I get my computer’s coffee-cup holder to come out again?”

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  • Internet Voted Greatest Invention

    Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

    No CrocsIn a survey of more than 5000 by News.com.au and Timesonline, 40% said that the Internet is the greatest invention since sliced bread. Coming in second was penicillin with a vote of 19.6%, while the TV remote captured 10.2%. On the other side of the survey, 40.8% of the voters said that reality TV was the worst thing to come out, followed by loud TV ads at 15.6% and Crocs (the shoes, we presume) with a vote of 15.3%. Oddly enough, Sudoku made both lists. Check out the complete survey.

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    Those Who Dig Gadgets Make Better Leaders

    Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech,

    Buying iPhoneA recent online study took 25,000 American adults and found that the ones who purchased a lot of techie products tended to score higher in the traits of leadership, dynamism, and assertiveness. The research, done by a collaboration between Mindset Media and Nielsen Online, found that it is not just based on age and gender. We know that you have been telling people this for years and, by the way, the study also concluded that another trait found in the same group of people was a lack of modesty.

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    TiVo Polls Dads and Offers Gifts

    Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

    TiVo Gift PackOur buds at TiVo have been at it again with one of their surveys, in time for Dad’s day. It seems that when 700 men were asked what shows they liked, the results were surprising:

    • Dancing With the Stars – 33%
    • Grey’s Anatomy – 24%
    • Desperate Housewives – 22%
    • Access Hollywood – 17%
    • TMZ – 16%

    Also in time for the holiday, TiVo is offering several gift packs such as the Advantage Package that includes an 80-hour TiVo Series2 Dual Tuner DVR with TiVo service gift card. It has an instant $150.00 rebate which makes it only $99.99. Check out their site for other deals for your father/partner/spouse.

    (Thanks Rachel)

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