28 September, 2012 03:24

The Risky Tech Behavior Of Young Professionals [Infographic]

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 12:00 PM PDT

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Before I get into all the ways that young professionals are apparently exhibiting risky tech behavior these days according to a Cisco study, I’d like to first say something in their defense. I don’t know exactly at what age someone is considered a “young professional,” but I do know that my generation is the first one that has been been truly mobile. To many of us, “going to work” is no longer associated with a traditional office, and we carry our offices with us wherever we go.

I know I take my office with me in a slate blue leather bag everywhere I go. It has my MacBook, iPhone, iPad, iPod, connectors, earpods, power cords, etc. I can plug-in anytime, anywhere (even in my car). Most young professionals I know are the same way, especially avid bloggers and those in sales. I guess what I’m saying is that risky tech behavior might be a symptom of our mobile lifestyle, not age.

When Cisco released it’s World Technology Report about 9 months ago, it raised a lot of eyebrows about how young people view tech today. For example, 2 in 5 University students say the Internet is more important than dating, 2 out of 3 young professionals would choose the Internet over a car, and 1 in 4 experienced some sort of identity theft before the age of 30 (yup, happened to me too).

The report was comprehensive, and there was a whole section about how young professionals handle device and password management, extreme Internet behavior and lost or stolen devices. BackgroundCheck.org took that particular part of the study, which they found most interesting, and compiled it into this infographic called Young Professionals & Risky Tech Behavior.

There are two things I want to say about this. First, learn from my mistake and never store your passwords on your laptop. Even though it’s a bit inconvenient to type them in each time, you’ll be glad you did if you accidentally leave your laptop somewhere or if it gets stolen. Secondly, never borrow someone’s smartphone. It’s true that it’s a risky behavior to borrow a stranger’s phone, but more importantly than that, it’s nasty. You know how dirty those things are, right? Borrowing a stranger’s smartphone is like wearing a stranger’s dirty underwear. Gross.

Young Professionals & Their Risky Tech Habits

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Take A Break & Guess The Famous Robots [Chart]

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 11:00 AM PDT

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There’s nothing like a geeky “Guess The Famous Robots” game to give your brain a break right now. If you are like me, most days you are so focused on what you are doing that you are able to tune out the entire world and zone in on whatever it is you are trying to accomplish. On those days, the hours are only measured by the light coming in through the window. It’s dark outside when you start working and dark outside when you stop working. When you “lose time” like that while you are concentrating, you know you are passionate about whatever it is you are doing.

I have those days often, but I had an extra big one yesterday. I completely lost time. I was so focused on what I was doing that the entire day felt like it lasted about an hour. I have the perfect little game for you if you are having one of those days, and you just need to take five minutes to rest your eyes, relax your brain and drink a glass of water. It’s a game of guessing famous robots.

I have no idea why artist Daniel Nyari decided to create this poster of famous robots, but I thank him for it. According to his website, “This project highlights specifically those non human, non animal characters from TV, video games, cinema and comics that gave us every reason to feel nostalgic.” He included classic robots, modern robots and non-robot famous robots in this list. Now the only question is, can you name them all? I thought about putting the list in this article, but I decided not to let you off the hook that easy. If you want to see the list, you are going to have to click on the link below. You can buy a print of this on society6 for $18. Okay, this officially concludes our five-minute break. Time to get back to work!

Can You Guess All These Famous Robots?

(Here Are The Answers)

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Spectacular Space Shuttle Flight Decks [10 Photos]

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 10:00 AM PDT

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Every since Neil Armstrong’s untimely death last month, space and everything space-related has been a hot topic on the web. I can’t get enough of it, and I wish it were like this all the time. These photographs I’d like to share with you today are so incredible, I can’t stop staring at them. If you’ve ever wondered what space shuttle flight decks look like up close, now is your chance. You can click each one of the photographs below to super-size it, and you’ll feel like you are right there.

These are part of a photography collection by Ben Cooper called Flight Decks. You will see photos below from the flight decks of all three space shuttles: Endeavour (fully powered), Atlantis and Discovery.

At first glance, they all look like massive video game control centers. No wonder astronauts have to train for so long. Can you imagine being up in space, with nobody else around, and having to know what every single one of those controls does? I have to admit though; the chairs look rather uncomfortable. I know they have to sit in them for a long period of time, so it seems like putting a little cushion on there might be nice. But then again, I’m sure a cozy place to sit is probably not at the top of an astronaut’s list of important things.

If I could take an in-person tour of one of these flight decks, I would choose the Endeavour. There has always been something sentimental about that space shuttle to me, and these pictures truly bring it to life. If you would like to see the entire collection of photographs (there are tons more) or even purchase a print of one of these famous flight decks, you can visit Ben Cooper’s website at Launch Photography.

Famous Space Shuttle Flight Decks

Endeavour, Atlantis and Discovery
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