Friday, January 28, 2011

Reminisce Your Childhood Through Facebook

Computer game developing company, Blue Fang Games, popular for their 'Zoo Tycoon' series and other child-friendly computer games will be releasing two classic games on Facebook in early February.

Those who played  "The Oregon Trail" or  "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" in the 1980's and 90's will be thrilled. The two games were hugely popular in schools for their education benefits. Carmen Sandiego was also a popular PBS TV show.

Anticipation is rising on the web, especially for Oregon Trail, searches for both games where up 500% in the past 24 hours. Apparently the excitement over the 19th century pioneer themed game is more popular than the global search for ACME agent, Ms. Sandiego.

Both games will be updated and ready to play on Facebook for past and future generations to enjoy.





Here are the official trailers for both games.

The Oregon Trail

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Blackberry Tablet, 'PlayBook'

A new gadget was debuted this week at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. The Blackberry 'PlayBook' was introduced to a few lucky contenders. No word on when it will be released or how much it will cost. It's been said that it will be at a competitive price,  no less than $500.

The PlayBook weights 0.9 lbs. It has an icon display main menu, similar to the Ipad, with a small power button and play/pause and volume controls. To wake up the device you press the power button and make a two-inch swipe on the sleeping display.

There is no 'home' key, instead you just flick upwards from the bottom of the display to the PlayBook's app switcher, then flick from the left or right edge of the screen to switch from one app to another.

The PlayBook also has Flash capabilities with which you can play YouTube videos and view Websites easily.

The PlayBook is said to have an 8 hour usable battery life.

Other PlayBook features include dual cameras, a five-megapixel lens in front and a 3MP in the back and the PlayBook's browser will be HTML5-friendly.




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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Industries Hiring in 2011

There is finally some light shining through the dark economy. A significant rise in percentage for hiring in certain industries has given many people hope for the future. Companies and managers are making announcements that they will be hiring full time workers during 2011 much more than the past 2 years.

As job listings are on the rise, it seems as though a recovery is on the way .

There are 6 particular industries that have seen a significant rise in hiring, according to Indeed.com

1. Health Care- 40% increase in hiring.
Job growth continues to rise for nurses and patient- care technicians.

2.Retail. Job listings are up 89% in November, from January.

Its finally looking up for the retail business since the recession hit a few years ago. People  are shopping more, especially during the holidays.

Here are a few retailers that have announced full time hiring in 2011:

Sears, JCPenny, Staples, Advanced Auto Parts and AT&T

3. Information Technology. Job listings are up 75%.

There is a strong demand for network engineers, software engineers, and cloud computing specialists. Mainly because of increased computer networking, expanding technologies and the need for more security on those systems.

Who's doing the most hiring?

Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, General Dynamics, SAIC and Northrop Grumman.

4. Financial Services and Banking. Job listings are up 73% in November, from January.

There has been an increase in demand for financial analysts, financial advisors, auditors, and lending specialists.

Some companies that are hiring:

Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and PNC.



5. Transportation. Job listings are up 186% in November, from January.

The manufacturing business picked up so drivers and warehouse workers are needed to  transport goods. Transportation jobs have increased about 11 percent per month on average this year, nearly twice that of any other industry.

Companies that are hiring:

UPS, FedEx, Heartland Express, Schneider National, C.R. England and Central Refrigerated.

6. Accounting. Job listings are up 58%.

Due to an increase in the number of businesses, changes in financial laws and corporate governance regulations the need  for accountability has risen.

Some companies that are hiring in the Accounting industry:

KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Bank of America, Deloitte and ADP.

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