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Apple still smartphone champ, Android the No. 1 OS, ComScore says

On the smartphone front in the three months ended April 2013, Apple and Samsung were the only manufacturers to see an increase in market share.<p>Research firm ComScore has released its latest U.S. smartphone industry report, estimating that Apple remains top of the pile in the smartphone industry …

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40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface

Fifty years ago, the word “computer” had a very different meaning. Prior to World War II, the word referred not to machines, but to people (mostly women in order to save costs) hired as human calculators. During the war, military research spawned mechanical calculators, “computers” such as Colossus …

Why 'SimCity' has no parking lots, and other insights from the lead designer

"Our game was going to be really boring if it was proportional in terms of parking lots," <i>SimCity</i> lead designer Stone Librande says of his decision to simply pretend the game's parking is underground. It's one of many decisions Librande and his team had to make when building their world simulation — …

YouTube launches paid channels starting at $0.99 per month

As long-rumored, YouTube is launching paid channels in a pilot program starting today. A small number of shows, including <i>Sesame Street</i> and <i>UFC</i>, will begin offering channels that can only be accessed after paying an apparently variable subscription fee, which starts at $0.99 per month. A full list of …

'The World's End' trailer reveals the final adventure from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

When <i>The World's End</i> hits theaters this summer, it will mark the conclusion of the so-called <i>Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy</i> — the trio of films written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Today the first trailer for the film comes to us courtesy of MSN, offering fans a preview of the raucous sci-fi …

Introducing Verge Video

The new home for all things video on The Verge<p>Today, we're thrilled to announce the launch of a major new component of <i>The Verge</i>, a home for all of our video content dubbed, appropriately, Verge Video.<p>The site is a vast collection of all of our video content, including original shows, feature …

Flipboard brings iOS magazine features to Android

Flipboard's CEO called version 2.0 of the hugely popular news-aggregating app "the most epic release we've ever done" when it launched on iOS in late March, and now Flipboard 2.0 has finally arrived for Android devices. In functionality, the Android app is now on par with what was released for iOS …

Using Google Glass: at a Justin Timberlake concert

"OK Glass, bring sexy back"<p><i>Google's Glass Explorer Edition is finally shipping, and Verge staffers worldwide have been waiting to try out the new headset. So we're sending our editors out to live life with Glass, to explore the brave new world we're lurching into whether we like it or not.</i><p>"Those …

Google launches 'Save to Drive' web button for quicker cloud uploads

Google wants the process of saving files to Google Drive to be as easy and convenient as possible; today it's rolling out a new feature that lets developers embed a "Save to Drive" button on any website. The company says this handy user feature requires only two added lines of HTML code, after …

Google, Red Hat, HTC, SAP and Rackspace Seek to File Amicus in Apple v. Samsung Appeal ~ pj

Google, Red Hat, HTC, SAP America, and Rackspace have asked leave of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to file an amicus brief [PDF] in the <i>Apple</i> …

Amazon building smartphone with a 3D screen, says WSJ

It's been long rumored that Amazon is working on a phone, but according to a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report, that phone may have a 3D display. Anonymous sources say that Amazon is actually working on two phones, including a high-end model with a glasses-free 3D display, a concept that was tried some …

Unlike the PS3, Sony isn't expecting to lose money on the PlayStation 4

Back when it launched, Sony's PlayStation 3 was something of a technological marvel for a home console — and it had the price to match. Despite a starting price of $499, Sony still lost money on the console, but it doesn't plan to have the same issue this time around with the PlayStation 4. As …