Racing Ahead with Electric Cars

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Published January 31, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

Could rallycross be sustainable? Historically, car competitions have been testing grounds for up-and-coming car technology such as brake systems, new materials for tires, and traction control systems. Soon, rallycross may be a testing ground for a new kind of innovation: electric race cars. This gives the motorsport the chance to…

The Future of Athletics

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Published January 30, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

Sports can be hard. You have to train regularly, remain healthy, and be good at the game. At a time when sports viewership is declining, fewer people watch live sports on television. Instead, they rely on social media like Twitter and Facebook to watch game highlights when their favorite teams…

Spider-Man & Spelling Errors

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Published January 29, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

Stan Lee is known for creating characters that have alliterative names. Peter Parker of Spider-Man, Miles Morales from Ultimate Spider-Man, and Peter Porker from Spider-Ham are among a few that come to mind in the Spider-Man series. However, his habit extends throughout most of the Marvel family as well: Steven…

World Economic Forum 2020: What You Need To Know

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Published January 28, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

Today marks the last day of the 50th Annual World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Filled with global leaders discussing the most heated issues, this has been one for the books. Here, we break down the highlights of the event. What is the World Economic Forum? The World Economic Forum is…

Taming TikTok

Categories: Marketing
Published January 24, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

We talked about whether TikTok is a trend or a trendsetter before, and at this point, we think it’s pretty safe to say this app is a trendsetter. As one of the top 10 most downloaded apps in 2019, its popularity is making it more and more interesting to marketers, but…

How Disney+ Is Taking Over Streaming

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Written by Sarah Reynolds

If you’re a Disney fan, a Star Wars fan, or a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan, the dream that you wished for came true with the arrival of Disney+. As of its launch in November 2019, there has been no other way than to stream your favorite Disney movies and…

CES 2020: MarsCat, Charmin’s Rollbot, and the Legitimacy of Robotic Companions

Categories: Design
Published January 22, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

CES 2020 featured plenty of companion robots designed for the sole purpose of friendship (and bringing you toilet paper, but more on that later). As these machines are gearing up to become further integrated into domestic life, it raises the question of the validity of the relationships we may develop…

Pinterest vs Snapchat

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Published January 21, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

Everyone is familiar with the top three social media apps: Facebook, Instagram, and… Pinterest? That’s right, Pinterest recently edged out Snapchat for third in the U.S. ranking for top social media apps. The platform – known for its unique way for users to save and share inspiration, DIYs, and more…

Traffic & Conversion: What You Need to Know

Categories: Content Marketing
Published January 20, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

The holidays are over and we are well into the Roaring 2020s, but just because there’s no more holiday cheer to be had doesn’t mean there’s nothing to look forward to. If digital marketing gets you as excited as it gets the team at Content Cucumber, you probably already know…

Marijuana Is Legal In Illinois. Now What?

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Published January 17, 2020

Written by Sarah Reynolds

As of January 1st, Illinois – the sixth most populous state in the nation – became the 11th state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. The event also marks the second time that weed legalization was passed by the Legislature rather than at the ballot box. The new law…