Do you buy CDs, LPs, MP3s, iTunes, or 8 track cartridges?
If so, do you buy them from Amazon or other online retailer, brick and mortar chain store, or local "record" shop?
Do you regularly buy used CDs or LPs? And rarely buy new CDs or LPs?
Do you subscribe to a subscription service, if so, which one? Rhapsody, Yahoo, Napster, etc?
If you really like a tune you heard from a subscription service do you buy it? Do you buy individual tracks or complete albums?
Or do you get your tunes from a P2P like Morpheus or … Read more
LAS VEGAS--The camera companies keep telling me the megapixel race isn't over, but I'd like to see if you have a different opinion.
I'm one of those people who doesn't believe more megapixels necessarily makes for a better digital camera. Sure, at least theoretically having more megapixels permits larger prints and tighter cropping, but it also can impose penalties such as image noise, lousy low-light performance, smeary noise-reduction artifacts, and other drawbacks. There's a trade-off here.
So it's time to vote now for what you'd benefit from more in a camera: more megapixels … Read more
Not that I ever doubted your commitment, but you guys really love your iPods. Thanks to all who responded to last week's poll, here's what I learned.
First, Apple must be doing something right, more than three-quarters of the folks who responded own more than one iPod. Families seem to accumulate little armies of iPods--they pass from spouse to spouse to the kids--and from adult children back to their parents. So the average number was probably three 'Pods per family. Some people have actually lost count and don't know for sure how many they've owned. One … Read more
Update 8:12 a.m. PST: We added Fujifilm to the poll.
Canon and Nikon dominate the SLR camera business, but if you're entering the market or buying a new camera, it would behoove you to look at other options, too.
One interesting question, though, is who's got the best alternatives today. It's a relevant question for someone buying a first SLR or deciding whether to stick with an existing brand or change. From another perspective, who should Nikon and Canon be fretting about most among competitors?
I'd love to see your vote and hear your … Read more
Some people say political polls mean nothing. MySpace disagrees: the News Corp.-owned social network has announced that the results of its first "Impact" political polls are in, and that it will continue conducting polls each month as the 2008 presidential election draws closer.
According to MySpace representatives, the poll revealed a few key facts: that MySpace's young user base is more politically engaged and active than the U.S. population at large, that they tend to be politically independent, and that they plan to vote in the 2008 election. It's convenient news for MySpace, which … Read more
Be honest here for a second.
If you're taking pictures with an SLR, there's a very good chance you're using either a Nikon or Canon camera, and therefore there's a good chance your loyalties are set. But what would you do if asked to give advice to somebody upgrading from a compact camera to a single-lens reflex model? Or what if you were a pro making a fresh start?
With SLRs suddenly very popular, we decided to run a poll to see what the fans out there have to say. So take a step back, think … Read more
Today PollDaddy is launching a new line of pro services for users looking to get a little more from their polls than the average Joe. There are two new tiers, which run at $20 and $99 a month respectively. Pro users get to remove the PollDaddy branding, effectively turning the service into a white-labeled solution. They can also get support over the phone, as well as a sizable increase on response caps up to 1,000 and 10,000 responses, which for free account holders is limited to just 100.
The real hook, however, is the new set of reporting … Read more
PollDaddy offers a simple approach to making polls, which you can post nearly anywhere on the Web. PollDaddy's poll-creation tool requires no knowledge of HTML or coding, and once made, the poll can be posted on blogs, Web sites, and social-networking profiles.
PollDaddy's polls are fairly minimal, with multiple-choice answers and a way to see the current results prior to voting. They can also be customized with themes, color schemes, and logos. All public polls are available to be browsed by popularity and freshness. You can also see what page the poll is listed on, which … Read more
I got a press release about Nintendo's new social democracy channel this morning, but not before I had already noticed it while checking the Wii's weather channel between bites of cereal (yeah I'm that guy). The new channel--called "Everybody Votes"--is a simple yes-or-no voting system with a gorgeous interface. It might be the most colorful and well-designed Wii channel yet.
Everybody Votes allows Wii users to vote on simple questions. It also allows you to suggest your own poll to be featured on the service. The entire voting process is done using your self-created … Read more