Is Blu-ray Better Than Direct Download?

Is Blu-ray better than direct download? That’s a tough question. Blu-ray certainly has plenty of benefits including extra features and ease of use. You can share a Blu-ray disc with someone by simply handing it to them. With direct download, you have to combat DRM and storage medium obstacles that make a simple exchange more…

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars for OS X Review

Few brands are as instantly recognizable as LEGO. From the giant collection of minifigs to the simple, eight-stud brick, LEGO has remained one of the best-selling brands of collectables and (dare I say) toys for decades. In recent years, LEGO has extended its reach to computer games. Of these games, the Star Wars series has…

Hulu Vs. Netflix

Netflix and Hulu have a lot in common. They both deliver streaming video to your home through a variety of devices and software options that include (but are not limited to) the browser. Netflix is known for having an abundance of movies and its TV show selection is growing larger by the day. Hulu is…

How to Easily Run a Contest Using Social Media for Free

Everyone loves a good contest, whether it’s a giveaway or competition. The emergence of social media as a primary marketing tool has made it easy for brands, businesses, and celebrities to gain even more fans and customers through the use of contests. While Facebook is one of the most popular platforms for brands to engage…

Beware of the Facebook Bots

Every day, I get several new friend requests on Facebook, mostly from people I don’t know. This isn’t surprising, considering how accessible I’ve made my Facebook profile to people I connect with via social media, but I never think twice about confirming these requests. I rarely share personal information on Facebook, and have made other…

Magic and Probability

While looking for a topic in statistics and probability, I stumbled on a delightful PDF file available online, Using Magic in the Teaching of Probability and Statistics. The underlying premise is that students can be motivated to understand probability better if they are surprised by unexpected events, and that surprise can be used as a…