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Television is one place where the forward motion of technology is consistently evident. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean all of that forward motion is always useful. Smart TVs, which connect to the Internet and come with a litany of various applications, are one place that things aren't quite panning out. Turns out, people don't want Facebook and other apps on their TVs.
 
Sometimes, when it comes to technology, it feels like there's no advancement unless something mind-blowingly new and complex is involved. Uniqueness holds a high value in this field, but sometimes the oldest, simplest ideas can be the most effective. Take PlicPad, for example. It's just a notebook.
 
Around the world, mobile Internet traffic is rapidly gaining on desktop traffic, so much so that it's already surpassed the latter in some parts of the world by a huge margin. This is ultimately an advantage for consumers due to the abundance of new products that'll come into fruition— something that we're already starting to see happen.
 
If I've learned anything over the years, it's that some things, once they've taken hold, feed off of themselves. They grow stronger with the passing of time, envelop more of the population, more of the calendar, more of everything. Sometimes they even swallow up other monsters of the zeitgeist, creating new uber-phenomena. Cellphones were once non-essential kit, but once they ate a few cameras, interwebs and computer-like processors, the smartphone was born and the world rejoiced. One of the biggest, most unstoppable phenomena in the known universe is holiday creep. This year in my neighborhood wintry decorations were put up by the city even before Halloween! Well, I'm here to report that the holidays are at it again. Its most recent target? The Internet meme.
 
You'd have to be living under a rock not to know that Hostess has announced the death of the Twinkie this week. The media has been all over the fate of the much beloved cream filled sponge cake with the reputation of an endless shelf life. Let's face it though, nothing responds to a pop culture tragedy like the true voice of the people — the Internet.

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