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This Is the Tech That Companies Need for Remote Work

Check out the latest IT study from our sister site, Spiceworks Ziff Davis. This one covers remote work from A to Z, including exactly the kind of technology your company will need for hybrid work.

By Oliver Rist

Most Parents Say Games Have a Positive Impact on Their Kids

A new survey of parents finds a positive outlook toward games. Maybe that's because while many claim to understand ESRB ratings, most didn't have a clue what is age-appropriate.

By Eric Griffith

AI Can Steer You to a Better Road Trip

A CarMax survey found that AI-planned road trips were better than human-planned ones.

By Chandra Steele

Cybercrime Damage Has Cost Companies Over $25 Billion Since 2015

High-profile hacks, data breaches, and exploits have cost companies around the world billions of dollars—and that's only through mid-2020.

By Jason Cohen

A Good Tech Job Requires Soft Skills, Too

When you're looking for job opportunities in tech, don't focus on certifications alone. According to hiring managers, non-tech "soft skills" can be just as important.

By Oliver Rist

People Spend an Average of 5.5 Hours a Day Staring at Screens

A new survey shows people are trying to limit their nightly screen exposure, especially if they've been staring at pixels all day.

By Eric Griffith

Attention, Big Tech: 3 Out of 4 People Want Opt-In Data Tracking

A new survey on data collection shows that people don't like being tracked without their consent.

By Jason Cohen

How 'Human' Must a Chatbot Be to Engage Actual Humans?

Chatbots have to strike just the right balance between robot and human to get people to talk to them.

By Chandra Steele

How to Succeed as a Cybersecurity Pro: Three Crucial Steps

Looking for a new career? The data shows that cybersecurity is still a super-fast route to a good job. And to maximize your success, this is what current cybersecurity professionals recommend.

By Oliver Rist

Meal Kits and Online Grocery Stores Are Taking Over Your Food Shopping

COVID-19 pushed online food buying into the spotlight, and new research shows that 4 out of 5 people might eventually prefer virtual supermarkets.

By Eric Griffith

Americans Have Already Lost $30 Billion to Scam Calls in 2021

Phone scams are ripping us off at a record pace—and the most-victimized groups might surprise you.

By Jason Cohen

Virtual Life Means More Than Real Life to Gen Z

Non-digital life isn't put on pause, though. Most of us are multitasking when we're online—some even dance as they scroll.

By Chandra Steele

CEO Compensation Blows Away Average Worker's Salary

The gap between rapacious CEO compensation and that of an average employee in the same company can be mind-boggling—and tech companies are among the worst offenders.

By Oliver Rist

These Companies Are the Top Investments for Millennials, Gen Z

The findings vary widely from state to state—and also between the US and the UK.

By Eric Griffith

These Android Apps Are the Most Vulnerable to Hacking

Worried about your Android phone's security? You might have good reason.

By Jason Cohen

Americans Spend Nearly 60 Billion Hours a Year on Google

Can you guess which sites round out the top 5 time-wasters?

By Chandra Steele

2 Smartphone Screens Crack Every Second in the US

We're keeping our phones longer, and that means more people break them.

By Eric Griffith

Think You Can Stream All the Marvel Movies on One Service? Think Again

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans were relieved when Disney+ became the sole streaming home to the films—but that actually didn't happen. Data shows that the supers continue to jump from service to service with shocking frequency.

By Eric Griffith

Think Email Marketing Is Dead? You’re Dead Wrong

SMBs, take note: Current data shows email is still one of the most effective and low-cost ways for small and midsize businesses to reach customers. Here's why.

By Oliver Rist

These Smart Devices Are More Useful—and Fun—Than Anyone Expected

According to a new study, most people use smart home devices primarily for entertainment and security—and we like using them, too.

By Jason Cohen