Danail Kanchev

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Gartner: 456M Phones Sold In Q3, 55% Of Them Smartphones; Android At 82% Share, Samsung A Flat Leader

Last year, Strategy Analytics made the prediction that we may have approached “peak Android” for how big a market share the operating system may be able to attain in the U.S. market. Fast forward to today, and it’s clear that Android is continuing to grow worldwide — although its biggest OEM, …

Android 4.4 KitKat Now Available For Google Play Editions Of HTC One And Samsung Galaxy S4

Android 4.4 KitKat update is now available for people who use the Google Play editions of HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. They follow Motorola’s Moto X, which first got access to Android 4.4 KitKat on Nov. 19 less than one month after Google revealed it.<p>Back in October, Google told TechCrunch that …

Fleksy’s Android Keyboard Gets First Stable Release, Adds Multiple Languages To Beta

San Francisco-based Fleksy offers predictive text typing that’s so intuitive it can be used without even a glance at a screen, and now the app is finally exiting beta on Android. Fleksy works by analyzing a user’s typing pattern, no matter how sloppy, and making predictions about what keys they’re …

NASA Responds To Martian Life Lawsuit: It's Just A Rock

The space agency released a short statement to _Popular Science _on the litigation.<p>Earlier this week, we reported that NASA was being sued. The allegations? That the space agency had failed to conduct a proper examination of "life" on Mars, which had mysteriously appeared in front of the agency's …

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

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Science’s transfer market

In 1893, Willie Groves became the first football player to be transferred for over £100, when Aston Villa was forced to pay their local rivals West Bromwich Albion for the illegal poaching of one the team’s stars. Since then, global migration and recruitment of players have become common.<p>Since …