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What is 3D Printing?

May 9, 2014

The transition from the age of industrialism to the age of information technology allowed us to explore virtuality and to manipulate those things in virtual space that had no physical form or presence. Source

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The Real Cost of Apple’s iPhone

February 18, 2014

The iPhone is the pride and joy of Apple — and it contributes a big part to the company’s bottom line. Apple doesn’t manufacture any of the components and it doesn’t even assemble them into the final product — all of that work is outsourced, to Samsung, Foxconn, Micron, Texas Instruments, AKM Semiconductor, and others […]

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The Ins & Outs Of Dollar Stores

January 15, 2014

The Ins & Outs Of Dollar Stores. How they survive, who shops there, and what do they look look around the world. Source

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A Gadget’s Life: From Gee-whiz to Junk

November 11, 2013

Technology moves faster than we can keep up. Fortunately for consumers, the speed of tech R&D means that prices on goods like cell phones, cameras and digital TVs fall pretty quickly. Just 20 years ago, for instance, a standard cellphone ran $554; now even a gimmick-heavy smartphone costs less. Learn more about the popularity and […]

Where Google Makes Its Money

Where Google Makes Its Money

October 3, 2013

On the heels of Google’s blow-out Q2 2011 earnings announcement last week, we wanted to find out the most expensive keywords – what keywords demand the highest costs per click and are most competitive in terms of high search volume. Source

The Cost of Raising a Child

The Cost of Raising a Child

August 19, 2013

It’s no secret that raising a child is expensive. This infographic tells us just how expensive. It even breaks down the cost of moving to a house with one additional bedroom (including the added cost of utilities for that bedroom) by region and income level, along with many other interesting details. Source

Cost of Living In America

Cost of Living In America

March 21, 2013

If there’s one good thing that can come out of a recession it’s that many things become more affordable. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from June 2008-June 2009, Mint.com created this map, which shows how US cities have been affected by the economic downturn. In all but one of the cities included, […]

Study Abroad Costs

February 10, 2013

Want to know how much it will cost you to study abroad? Uniguru conducted a study on the cost of education across six popular study destinations – Australia, New Zealand, UK, US, Singapore and Malaysia; then factored in a selection of day-to-day living and student wage figures. The results can help you weigh up the […]

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Halloween By The Numbers

February 4, 2013

Halloween is quickly approaching (it’s a tad creepy how fast it seems to come every year!) and that means that it’s time to purchase candy, costumes, decorations and other party supplies to make this year spooktacular. Before you pull out your credit card and do some serious shopping, take a look at the amount that […]

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Search and Rescue Overview

January 23, 2013

When it comes to search and rescue (SAR), there isn’t a clear cut answer to “Who pays for the operation” and “The cost of this operation”. This infographic will particularly interest winter sports enthusiasts planning a trip as it provides an overview of where they can be charged for search and rescue and the costs […]

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The 2011 Annual: From entries to Finished Book

December 19, 2012

The team started by looking at the sources of each material needed to manufacture the Annual. Instead of cheap pulp from South America, the book uses 100% recycled material from Austria, sourced locally to Lenzing’s Austrian plant, which has the highest international environmental standard (ISO 14,001). This pulp was manufactured into wood free, 80gsm compostable […]

Your Mortgage Chopped Up and Sold Off

Your Mortgage Chopped Up and Sold Off

November 26, 2012

You’re buying a new home, but once you retain a mortgage broker and sign the papers, the wheels of the mortgage industry machine start to spin…. ….and everyone takes their piece of the pie. Source