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When considering a new smartwatch, which feature set is most important to you?
  • Alerts and Notifications (12%, 3 Votes)
  • Calls and Messaging (24%, 6 Votes)
  • Clock and Time Tracking (16%, 4 Votes)
  • Contactless Payments and Banking (4%, 1 Vote)
  • Design and Personalization (8%, 2 Votes)
  • GPS and Maps (4%, 1 Vote)
  • Health and Fitness (24%, 6 Votes)
  • Music and Video (8%, 2 Votes)

Total Votes: 25

Poll Open: September 21, 2020
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Posted September 21, 2020 through September 28, 2020 (25 Votes)


What is the greatest challenge to organizations implementing Artificial Intelligence?
  • A shortage of talent with the skills to utilize AI to its full potential. (14%, 4 Votes)
  • AI can be expensive and the return on investment is questionable to decision makers. (10%, 3 Votes)
  • AI is an unfamiliar and complex technology that is not yet fully trusted. (28%, 8 Votes)
  • AI has its own set of cybersecurity concerns which require additional resources. (10%, 3 Votes)
  • The dependability of AI technology is still in doubt. (17%, 5 Votes)
  • Many view AI as an unnecessary luxury. (21%, 6 Votes)

Total Votes: 29

Poll Open: September 14, 2020
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Posted September 14, 2020 through September 21, 2020 (29 Votes)


Which search engine do you trust the most to provide unbiased results with no hidden agenda?
  • Ask (1%, 1 Vote)
  • Bing (0%, 0 Votes)
  • DuckDuckGo (68%, 92 Votes)
  • Google (8%, 11 Votes)
  • Yahoo (1%, 1 Vote)
  • I trust them all equally to provide unbiased results. (1%, 1 Vote)
  • I trust none of them to provide unbiased results. (21%, 29 Votes)

Total Votes: 135

Poll Open: September 7, 2020
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Posted September 7, 2020 through September 14, 2020 (135 Votes)


What is your overall rating of customer service wait times during the pandemic?
  • Excellent - Efforts by organizations to adjust to unprecedented circumstances have resulted in shorter wait times. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Good - Considering the breadth of unexpected challenges, wait times are reasonable. (20%, 3 Votes)
  • Neutral - The pandemic has had no noticeable effect on customer service wait times. (27%, 4 Votes)
  • Needs Work - Most wait times are too long and more must be done to deal with the demand for customer service. (33%, 5 Votes)
  • Terrible - Entities have failed to adapt which has resulted in excessively long wait times. (20%, 3 Votes)

Total Votes: 15

Poll Open: August 31, 2020
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Posted August 31, 2020 through September 7, 2020 (15 Votes)


If drones are used to deliver packages, which safety issue worries you the most?
  • Accidents caused by inclement weather (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Bad actors hijacking drones to cause intentional harm (25%, 10 Votes)
  • Drones and/or packages falling from the sky due to power loss or software malfunction (38%, 15 Votes)
  • Human error associated with any part of the endeavor (15%, 6 Votes)
  • Overcrowded skies with insufficient air traffic control (17%, 7 Votes)

Total Votes: 40

Poll Open: August 24, 2020
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Posted August 24, 2020 through August 31, 2020 (40 Votes)


When working remotely or from home, which hours do you most prefer to work?
  • Predawn - I'm an early riser and most productive when I start work before sunrise. (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Morning - I prefer to do essential work early so I have time for what comes up later in the day. (30%, 14 Votes)
  • Midday - I'm most focused in the middle of the day and find that's when most business gets done. (20%, 9 Votes)
  • Evening - It's quieter, so I'm more relaxed and able to concentrate. (17%, 8 Votes)
  • Overnight - I'm a "night owl" and like to work when most others are asleep and there are fewer distractions. (26%, 12 Votes)

Total Votes: 46

Poll Open: August 17, 2020
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Posted August 17, 2020 through August 24, 2020 (46 Votes)


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. (11%, 3 Votes)
  • 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. (25%, 7 Votes)
  • Somewhat Important - I like a curbside option, but it’s not part of my decision-making process when I choose where to shop. (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Not Important - I do not use curbside pickup. When I go out to shop I want to select everything myself. (50%, 14 Votes)

Total Votes: 28

Poll Open: August 10, 2020
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Posted August 10, 2020 through August 17, 2020 (28 Votes)


Which Big Tech CEO that testified at the Congressional Antitrust Hearing on July 29 is the most trustworthy?
  • Jeff Bezos of Amazon (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sundar Pichai of Google (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Tim Cook of Apple (9%, 8 Votes)
  • All of them are equally trustworthy to some extent. (3%, 3 Votes)
  • None of them are trustworthy whatsoever. (80%, 70 Votes)

Total Votes: 88

Poll Open: August 3, 2020
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Posted August 3, 2020 through August 10, 2020 (88 Votes)


Should virtual fans be used on TV broadcasts of sporting events during the pandemic?
  • 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. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • 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. (4%, 1 Vote)
  • 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. (58%, 15 Votes)
  • It does not matter to me because I do not watch sports on TV. (38%, 10 Votes)

Total Votes: 26

Poll Open: July 27, 2020
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Posted July 27, 2020 through August 3, 2020 (26 Votes)


What bothers you most about your Internet Service Provider?
  • Customer support is substandard (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Data caps are too restrictive (3%, 1 Vote)
  • Internet connection is unreliable (26%, 10 Votes)
  • Pricing plans lack value (39%, 15 Votes)
  • Speed is inadequate (27%, 10 Votes)

Total Votes: 38

Poll Open: July 20, 2020
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Posted July 20, 2020 through July 27, 2020 (38 Votes)


Should colleges and universities charge the same tuition for online classes that were originally offered for in-person attendance?
  • Yes - Lower tuition is unjustified because schools are forced to change format to safeguard against the pandemic. (1%, 1 Vote)
  • Yes - Online courses provide the same quality of education and credits toward degrees as in-person classes. (1%, 1 Vote)
  • Yes - Professors must still be paid, campuses maintained, and new expenses are incurred with a change to online format. (7%, 5 Votes)
  • No - Students who agreed to tuition for an on-campus experience should pay less for online courses. (31%, 21 Votes)
  • No - Online courses do not provide the same quality of education as learning in the classroom. (38%, 26 Votes)
  • No - Students and families have lost income as a result of the pandemic, and many universities have wealthy endowments to subsidize losses. (22%, 14 Votes)

Total Votes: 68

Poll Open: July 13, 2020
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Posted July 13, 2020 through July 20, 2020 (68 Votes)


Which cybersecurity risk is the greatest threat to organizations with remote workers?
  • Data Breach or Leak (21%, 9 Votes)
  • Employee Misconduct or Negligence (42%, 18 Votes)
  • IoT-Based Attack (9%, 4 Votes)
  • Malware (9%, 4 Votes)
  • Phishing (14%, 6 Votes)
  • Ransomware (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Votes: 43

Poll Open: July 6, 2020
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Posted July 6, 2020 through July 13, 2020 (43 Votes)


Which type of articles do you find most useful when reading about technology?
  • Analysis / Case Studies (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Breaking News (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Features / Special Reports (6%, 2 Votes)
  • "How To" Tips and Advice (49%, 17 Votes)
  • Opinion and Commentary (3%, 1 Vote)
  • Reviews (23%, 8 Votes)
  • Q&A / Interviews (1%, 1 Vote)

Total Votes: 35

Poll Open: June 29, 2020
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Posted June 29, 2020 through July 6, 2020 (35 Votes)


How likely are you to consider a new device for desktop video conferencing?
  • Definitely -- Face-to-face meetings and collaboration tools are critical to my business. I need the best available technology. (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Somewhat -- Video conferencing is important to me, but the cost of new equipment is a concern. (18%, 7 Votes)
  • Unlikely -- My current hardware with free or low-cost applications satisfies my needs. (33%, 13 Votes)
  • Not at All -- Online meetings are not important to me. (44%, 18 Votes)

Total Votes: 40

Poll Open: June 22, 2020
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Posted June 22, 2020 through June 29, 2020 (40 Votes)


Which feature is most important when considering your next smartphone purchase?
  • 5G Capability (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Battery Life (29%, 18 Votes)
  • Camera (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Durability (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Operating System (32%, 20 Votes)
  • Processor (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Screen Size (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Storage Capacity (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Votes: 62

Poll Open: June 15, 2020
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Posted June 15, 2020 through June 22, 2020 (62 Votes)


When shopping for cable/satellite TV or streaming services, what are your top three determiners?
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