Smart home technology is here, and ...
Posted November 4, 2016 through November 14, 2016 (397 Votes)
It has made my home safer and more enjoyable.
I'm interested, but most of it is still too expensive.
It's a mess. Too many disparate devices.
It's not all that smart or reliable.
Who needs it? I like my dumb home just fine.
Is it time for Twitter to establish more serious curbs to free speech?
Posted October 28, 2016 through November 4, 2016 (394 Votes)
Yes - Twitter is too valuable to let terrorists and trolls take over.
Yes - Bullying and online harassment are dangerous.
Maybe - If a good set of rules actually could be enforced.
Probably not - There might be unforeseen negative consequences.
No - Those offended by the conversations on Twitter can stay off it.
No - Further eroding free speech would kill Twitter.
What's your alarm level over cyberattacks on the Internet's infrastructure?
Posted October 21, 2016 through October 28, 2016 (422 Votes)
Red: A deadly cyberwar will occur -- It's when, not if.
Orange: A big one could be costly and threaten public safety.
Yellow: We need to improve cybersecurity at a faster pace.
Blue: Regional outages will become more frequent and more annoying.
Green: There's no way anyone could take out the entire Internet.
How worried are you about lithium-ion batteries?
Posted October 14, 2016 through October 21, 2016 (548 Votes)
Very. Someone is going to be killed.
Very. They should be better regulated.
Somewhat. I'm wary of new products that use them.
Not much. The risk level is statistically very low.
Not at all. I face much greater risks every day.
What do you think of Google's new products?
Posted October 7, 2016 through October 14, 2016 (430 Votes)
The Pixel is better than the iPhone.
The Home is better than the Echo.
Both the Pixel and the Home beat the competition.
I'm interested but not yet sold on either.
Google isn't good at hardware.
I don't trust Google, so I won't buy its products.
What do you think of digital assistants like Siri, Google Now, Cortana and Alexa?
Posted September 30, 2016 through October 7, 2016 (483 Votes)
They're part of my daily life -- very helpful.
I use them, but they're not all that smart.
They're like lurking spies -- I don't like them.
It's annoying that all the assistants are predominantly "female."
I've never used one.
What do you think of politically inspired Internet memes?
Posted September 23, 2016 through September 30, 2016 (339 Votes)
They tend to be brutally honest about their targets.
They're usually cheap shots based on lies.
They're often stupid but amusing.
They can have a dangerous influence on uninformed people.
They don't impress me one way or the other.
What do you think of Twitter broadcasting content on TV?
Posted September 16, 2016 through September 23, 2016 (237 Votes)
It's great -- I'll be watching more things live now.
It's limited -- cool for sports but not much else.
It's interesting -- I plan to check it out.
It's annoying -- keep the Internet off my TV!
It's disturbing -- social media is becoming too influential.
The iPhone 7 is here, and it doesn't have a headphone jack. Your reaction?
Posted September 9, 2016 through September 16, 2016 (845 Votes)
I'm dismayed -- I won't be buying an iPhone 7.
I'm not pleased, but I'll buy an iPhone 7 anyway.
Another screwy Apple decision -- I hope others don't drop the jack.
Good riddance to the headphone jack -- I'll gladly buy an iPhone 7.
I don't use the headphone jack on my phone, so I don't care.
How concerned are you that hackers might alter results of the upcoming US elections?
Posted September 2, 2016 through September 9, 2016 (495 Votes)
Very worried -- Russia has been tampering.
Very worried -- government IT security is notoriously weak.
Somewhat concerned -- anything can happen this election cycle.
Somewhat concerned -- precautions should be taken.
Doesn't faze me -- the issue is overhyped.
What -- me worry? -- the elections are rigged anyway.
How do you feel about technology and security?
Posted August 26, 2016 through September 2, 2016 (393 Votes)
Very insecure -- I would gladly pay extra for better security.
Very insecure -- I'm using technology less as a result.
Very insecure -- but I'm willing to make the trade-off.
Secure enough -- I take reasonable precautions.
Secure enough -- I'm not a likely target.
Very secure -- I trust tech companies to protect me.
Windows 10 is no longer free...
Posted August 19, 2016 through August 26, 2016 (872 Votes)
I have it, and I like it.
I have it, but I'm not sold yet.
I'm considering paying to get it.
I tried to upgrade, but it didn't work.
I'm happy with the Windows version I have.
I don't use Windows.
What should be done to stop cyberbullying among young people?
Posted August 12, 2016 through August 19, 2016 (437 Votes)
Victims of cyberbullying should press criminal charges.
Schools should strongly discipline students for cyberbullying.
Parents, not schools, should educate and discipline their children.
Internet services should ban cyberbullies.
Bullying can't be stopped -- kids should learn to shake it off.
Adults must set better examples online and in the real world.
How has technology most changed your life as a customer?
Posted August 5, 2016 through August 12, 2016 (359 Votes)
I enjoy greater selection and convenience by shopping online.
Companies are much more responsive to my problems and interests.
Sadly, it has killed a lot of unique, interesting local shops.
It has made my credit card and banking information much less secure.
It really hasn't changed my experience as a customer that much.
About Russia's possible involvement in Democratic Party hack attacks:
Posted July 29, 2016 through August 5, 2016 (584 Votes)
It's highly unlikely that Russia orchestrated the attacks.
Russia is behind them, and they're a threat to U.S. democracy.
Blaming Russia is just a distraction from damaging leaks.
Russia's meddling won't have much effect.
If they can expose Clinton, more power to the Russians.
Trump's encouragement of Russian cyberspying was irresponsible.