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Android Nears 80% Market Share In Global Smartphone Shipments, As iOS And BlackBerry Share Slides, Per IDC

Android smartphone shipments grew a whopping 73.5 percent between the second quarter of 2012 and Q2 2013, according to research firm IDC’s latest numbers. 187.4 million Android-powered phones shipped in the most recent quarter, representing 79.3 percent of all smartphones shipped during the …

Mars Rover Curiosity's 10 Greatest Hits

The rover landed on Mars a year ago today. Happy Mars-iversary, Curiosity! You've been busy.<p>Mars rover Curiosity landed on the red planet one year ago today, so we here at <i>Popular Science</i> figured we'd take a look back at the journey. It's not an easy trip to summarize, since Curiosity marked a <i>ton</i> of …

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World

Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.<p>It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in …

Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.<p>Is it really possible to simulate the human brain on a computer? AI researchers have been investigating that question for decades, but …

Rush Limbaugh claims high-tech bloggers 'hate' Apple

Right-wing radio host says Apple are the Republican party of the tech world, while Google and Samsung are the Democratic party<p>Motormouth right-wing talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has deigned to comment on the world of technology blogging, pronouncing that the media is biased against Apple in the same …

Battlefield 4's Battlescreen map exclusive to next-gen and PC, Battlelog now fully web-based

In holiday 2011, while fans of both the <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>Battlefield</i> series were gearing up for virtual war, the publishers behind each megafranchise were gearing up for a different type of virtual war. With the launch of <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3</i>, Activision's in-game social network -- dubbed …

Bracing For Google Glass: An In-Your-Face Technology

The likes of you and I can't buy Google Glass yet. It's available only to the select developers and opinion-makers who have been permitted to spring $1,500 for the privilege of having the first one on the block. But I've seen a few around my San Francisco neighborhood among the young techies who …

Black Sabbath – 13

Black Sabbath’s new album, <i>13</i>, is a marvel. The first single “God Is Dead?” didn’t adequately prepare me for the experience of the whole work. This …

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The Moto X proves Google still needs the Nexus program

Nexus is a critical platform for Google to develop and advance Android<p>The Moto X has finally been revealed and although it’s the first phone that truly reflects the new company’s post-Google philosophies, it’s thoroughly a Motorola phone, not a Google phone. It’s not running the latest version of …

5 Reasons Your Old Gaming Console Is Still Awesome

It’s easy to get sucked into the frenetic shiny-new-thing buying cycle—especially when it comes to gaming. Nintendo’s Wii U is in the wild, and thanks to Microsoft and Sony, there’s a powerful new generation of consoles right around the corner. The graphics are going to blow your mind, the games …

Can Android Survive Fragmentation?

OpenSignal has some very visual charts showing the 11,868 distinct Android devices that were used to download its app over a timeframe consisting of 682,000 downloads. The 682,000 downloads was chosen since that is the number of downloads measured when it compiled this survey last year. Note that …

Qualcomm's Anand Chandrasekher says eight-core processors are 'dumb'

In response to a question about whether Qualcomm will create an eight-core processor like MediaTek's upcoming model, Senior VP Anand Chandrasekher told a Taiwanese publication "we don't do dumb things." He added that "you can't take eight lawnmower engines, put them together and now claim you have …

What the next iPad Mini can learn from the Nexus 7

A week of living with a Nexus 7 shows some of what the Mini needs to do to catch up, and also what the Mini is still doing right.<p>It's August, and Apple hasn't released a new iPad or iPhone in 2013. That should change soon, but to what degree? Yes, we're expecting at least one new iPhone, and maybe …

The New Google/Motorola Moto X Smartphone Is A Quiet Delight

The difficulty and virtue of quiet is too often overlooked.<p>The new Moto X smartphone, Motorola's first start-to-finish project after its acquisition by Google last year, is here.<p>"Motorola's Moto X Must Be Game-Changing -- Or Else," writes Tim Stenovec, threateningly, at the Huffington Post. "With …

Why the Motorola X Phone is an Epic Failure!

A little over a week ago I wrote an article here on The Droid Effect, Why The Motorola X Phone Could be the Best Smartphone It seemed that 99% of you …

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6 Reasons Google Chromecast Will Transform TV - MediaShift

Google Chromecast will break open the TV ecosystem unlike anything we’ve seen in years. Forbes calls it a game changer, but mostly because it has …

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App Developer: No, Making Android Apps Isn't Harder Than iPhone Apps

According to Russell Ivanovic at app developer Shifty Jelly, that's just a story that is continuously repeated by the tech press without much grounding in reality.<p>Russell was prompted to write on the company's blog by a post on Daring Fireball by John Gruber, a noted Apple blogger and iOS app …

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