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Which Big Tech CEO that testified at the Congressional Antitrust Hearing on July 29 is the most trustworthy?

Posted August 3, 2020 through August 10, 2020 (206 Votes)
Jeff Bezos of Amazon
6.31%
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook
1.46%
Sundar Pichai of Google
8.25%
Tim Cook of Apple
15.05%
All of them are equally trustworthy to some extent.
3.40%
None of them are trustworthy whatsoever.
65.53%


Should virtual fans be used on TV broadcasts of sporting events during the pandemic?

Posted July 27, 2020 through August 3, 2020 (80 Votes)
Yes -- This use of VR technology helps to bring a sense of normalcy to the game atmosphere and is more entertaining while sports are played in empty stadiums.
15.00%
Perhaps -- It's an interesting idea while human fans are not allowed to attend games. However it's unfair for the TV networks to control how the crowd looks and reacts to everything during the game.
3.75%
No -- Virtual fans are creepy and cannot substitute for humans. I prefer to watch games with empty seats while human fans are not allowed to attend.
47.50%
It does not matter to me because I do not watch sports on TV.
33.75%


What bothers you most about your Internet Service Provider?

Posted July 20, 2020 through July 27, 2020 (67 Votes)
Customer support is substandard
10.45%
Data caps are too restrictive
2.99%
Internet connection is unreliable
22.39%
Pricing plans lack value
37.31%
Speed is inadequate
26.87%


Should colleges and universities charge the same tuition for online classes that were originally offered for in-person attendance?

Posted July 13, 2020 through July 20, 2020 (144 Votes)
Yes - Lower tuition is unjustified because schools are forced to change format to safeguard against the pandemic.
0.69%
Yes - Online courses provide the same quality of education and credits toward degrees as in-person classes.
2.78%
Yes - Professors must still be paid, campuses maintained, and new expenses are incurred with a change to online format.
4.86%
No - Students who agreed to tuition for an on-campus experience should pay less for online courses.
36.81%
No - Online courses do not provide the same quality of education as learning in the classroom.
36.11%
No - Students and families have lost income as a result of the pandemic, and many universities have wealthy endowments to subsidize losses.
18.75%


Which cybersecurity risk is the greatest threat to organizations with remote workers?

Posted July 6, 2020 through July 13, 2020 (103 Votes)
Data Breach or Leak
29.13%
Employee Misconduct or Negligence
35.92%
IoT-Based Attack
7.77%
Malware
8.74%
Phishing
10.68%
Ransomware
7.77%


Which type of articles do you find most useful when reading about technology?

Posted June 29, 2020 through July 6, 2020 (57 Votes)
Analysis / Case Studies
12.28%
Breaking News
19.30%
Features / Special Reports
7.02%
"How To" Tips and Advice
50.88%
Opinion and Commentary
1.75%
Reviews
7.02%
Q&A / Interviews
1.75%


How likely are you to consider a new device for desktop video conferencing?

Posted June 22, 2020 through June 29, 2020 (74 Votes)
Definitely -- Face-to-face meetings and collaboration tools are critical to my business. I need the best available technology.
9.46%
Somewhat -- Video conferencing is important to me, but the cost of new equipment is a concern.
14.86%
Unlikely -- My current hardware with free or low-cost applications satisfies my needs.
43.24%
Not at All -- Online meetings are not important to me.
32.43%


Which feature is most important when considering your next smartphone purchase?

Posted June 15, 2020 through June 22, 2020 (148 Votes)
5G Capability
7.43%
Battery Life
28.38%
Camera
6.76%
Durability
8.11%
Operating System
27.70%
Processor
9.46%
Screen Size
4.73%
Storage Capacity
7.43%


How do you feel about the buildout of 5G mobile networks?

Posted June 8, 2020 through June 15, 2020 (234 Votes)
Very positive -- It will spark amazing innovations in many fields.
28.63%
Somewhat positive -- I'm looking forward to higher speeds.
14.96%
Neutral -- It will be nice but it isn't necessary.
25.64%
Somewhat negative -- It will require expensive new phones and plans.
18.38%
Very negative -- 5G technology might be spreading the coronavirus.
12.39%


Which technology has the strongest positive or negative impact on race relations?

Posted June 1, 2020 through June 8, 2020 (91 Votes)
Smartphone cameras, by holding people accountable.
40.66%
Twitter, by reporting news as it happens.
1.10%
Facebook, by providing a platform for discussing the issues.
1.10%
YouTube, by exposing viewers to other cultures.
7.69%
Twitter, by fueling antagonisms.
23.08%
Facebook, by spreading fake news.
26.37%


Which tech fields currently offer the best job opportunities in light of the pandemic?

Posted May 25, 2020 through June 1, 2020 (66 Votes)
Call Centers
9.09%
Contact Tracing
4.55%
E-Commerce
37.88%
Online Learning
31.82%
Telemedicine
3.03%
Video Event Planning
9.09%
Virtual Reality Development
4.55%


What do you see as the best comeback strategy for professional sports?

Posted May 18, 2020 through May 25, 2020 (79 Votes)
Resume normal schedules and allow fans to return as usual.
25.32%
Schedule fewer games and adapt stadiums for fan and employee safety.
13.92%
Set strict safety protocols for teams and have games without fans present.
30.38%
Have very short seasons with teams playing on a quarantined island.
6.33%
Put off games entirely until the virus threat subsides.
24.05%


Should organizations make permanent adjustments to integrate remote working technologies adopted during the pandemic crisis?

Posted May 11, 2020 through May 18, 2020 (165 Votes)
Yes -- the shutdown has proven that many jobs can be done just as well remotely.
40.00%
Perhaps -- for most operations a hybrid approach probably would be best.
27.27%
Maybe -- it really depends on each individual organization.
15.15%
Probably not -- processes developed for crisis management have inherent weaknesses.
0.61%
No -- for business reasons and for morale, it's important to return completely to normal.
8.48%
There's no telling -- the pandemic isn't over.
8.48%


Where would you most like to see robots used more?

Posted May 4, 2020 through May 11, 2020 (139 Votes)
Autonomous parcel delivery systems
20.14%
Caregiving assistance
6.47%
Customer service in retail stores
10.79%
Restaurants and food services
5.04%
Self-driving taxi services
10.79%
Surgical procedures
10.79%
Nowhere
35.97%


How has the pandemic most sharply affected your purchasing habits?

Posted April 27, 2020 through May 4, 2020 (137 Votes)
I order groceries online and have them delivered.
9.49%
I'm more inclined to stock up on staples.
11.68%
I now purchase clothing and other personal items online.
5.84%
I buy much less in general.
27.74%
I've put off several major purchases.
4.38%
I wear a face covering and social distance when I shop.
24.09%
I shop as usual where I can, and I'm eager for more stores to open.
16.79%

How important is the availability of curbside service when you consider a physical store to do your shopping?
Critically Important - I will not shop at an establishment that does not provide curbside service.
Quite Important - During the pandemic I prefer not to go inside a physical location. Still, I will consider a business that does not offer curbside service.
Somewhat Important - I like a curbside option, but itís not part of my decision-making process when I choose where to shop.
Not Important - I do not use curbside pickup. When I go out to shop I want to select everything myself.