BISON Database Lets You Stalk Nature From Anywhere

There was lichen on some trees near El Malpais National Monument in north west New Mexico on January 14, 1987. No, seriously there was. If you want to double check, the U.S. Geological Survey has released a database called Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) that tracks 100 thousand species in the U.S.. » 4/21/13 4:00pm 4/21/13 4:00pm

What Do You Hate Most About Your Cell Carrier?

Everyone moans about their cell carrier. According to a brand new Pew survey on that very topic, 77 percent of us are dissatisfied with with download speeds; 72 percent gripe about dropped calls; and 69 percent are annoyed at the amount of text message spam we receive. But what annoys you most about your cell carrier?… » 8/03/12 5:14am 8/03/12 5:14am

Some Telecommuters Are Lazy Bums That Stay In Their PJs All Day

A recent Careerbuilder survey paints a bleak picture of your typical telecommuter. The survey reveals that thirty percent of home-based employees said they found it too difficult to get dressed, so they stayed in their PJS all day. » 9/21/11 12:38am 9/21/11 12:38am

So what do you think? Is this survey misguided or are work from home employees…

Would You Give Up Your Sense of Smell Before You Gave Up Tech?

In a survey of 7,000 16-to-30-year-olds, a not-entirely-surprising 53 percent chose tech over their sense of smell. Most of us here at Giz picked tech, since we'd obviously be massively unemployed without it. When we put the question to you on Twitter, most of you agreed with us, though our readers might not be the… » 5/26/11 9:00pm 5/26/11 9:00pm

TiVo Adding Slingbox Functionality Into Their Next DVR?

Companies put out surveys to gauge customer interest in potential new features all the time, so TiVo asking if people would be interested in streaming live and recorded shows from their DVR to an iPad shouldn't be seen as an indication that it's going to definitely happen. But putting a Slingbox into a TiVo would be… » 3/09/11 1:32pm 3/09/11 1:32pm