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What is your state’s favorite emoji?

Emojis are more popular than ever. From humble beginnings as a ploy to boost pager sales in Japan in the late 90s, emoji (which roughly translates as ‘picture writing character’) has become the world’s first truly global language with over 5 billion emojis sent every day. They even have their …

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What do your apps know about you?

Smartphone users downloaded over 90 million apps globally, with the average US smartphone owner opening over 30 different apps per month. From games to banking, apps have become an integral part of our lives. Apps don’t just benefit their users though. They also allow the companies behind them to gather …

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Which Game of Thrones house does your state love most?

Winter is coming! Game of Thrones returns to our screens this Sunday, with this season promising to be one of the best yet. But where do America’s Thrones loyalties lie? Do they stand behind the House Stark or align themselves with the House Lannister? To find out, we took Google Search data from …

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Which Pokémon does your state want the most? One year on…

This time last year, the US was in the grip of Pokémon Go fever. Cities across the nation were swarmed by people desperately hunting for their favorite monsters, with Central Park in New York City becoming a mecca for Pokémon Go players. At the height of the Pokémon Go craze, …

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10 of the best movies to watch on Independence Day

It’s Independence Day! To celebrate, we’ve picked some of our favorite movies about American history, politics or even just our country in general… Mr. Smith Goes to Washington    Released in 1939, Frank Capra’s political comedy-drama follows a young senator (played by James Stewart) who launches a dramatic campaign against corruption …

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Who is the most popular video game character in your state?

Gamers have long debated over which video game character is the greatest of them all. Unfortunately, most of these debates are based entirely on opinion and only lead to more arguments and occasional name-calling. To settle the debate once and for all, we decided to use cold hard Google search …

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The greatest unreleased games consoles

For every PlayStation, there are a ton of consoles that never make it to market. Here are some of the ones that might have actually been pretty good… SNES PlayStation As strange as it seems now, Sony and Nintendo were best buds in the early 90s. Sony manufactured sound chips …

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5 more awesome benefits of owning less

America is a nation drowning in clutter. According to one study, there are 300,000 items in the average American home. Another suggests that 1 in 10 Americans rent a storage unit, with 50% simply storing stuff they can’t fit into their home. Even if your home isn’t crammed with clutter, …

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