Rise of the Drones
Do you ever feel frustrated that you can’t keep tabs on your significant other at all times? Nervous that everyone is hanging out without you? Curious about what the heck your neighbors are doing over there?
Thankfully, there’s a Pocket Drone currently being funded on Kickstarter that will solve these problems and more. It only takes 20 seconds to unpack and launch. Then, you can load it up with any video camera you own, as long as the payload is less than half a pound. Hit record and you’re off, creating surveillance footage of everyone you know.
The sheets are still warm from the joint rollout of The Daily by Apple and Newscorp, but it sounds like the iPad only newspaper is already playing the field.
Peter Kafka writes this morning that The Daily will be headed to Android tablets as soon as this spring. This move was expected,”But I’m Read More
Apple, the world’s leading purveyor of expensive consumer devices with rounded edges, may be developing some downmarket smartphones to compete with Google’s Android phones.
Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on an iPhone that’s cheaper and smaller than those currently available (are they making iPhones for small children? babies?), and the company Read More
Google unveiled Honeycomb today, their version of Android built specifically for tablet computers. It showed a good bit of their arsenal in the upcoming tablet war with Apple. The fact that they displayed part of it on a Macbook Pro, however, was an ironic reminder of how much catching up Google has to do. Read More
Apple’s iPad currently dominates the global tablet market.
But Google is about to introduce Honeycomb, a version of its Android OS built specifically for tablets.
Many analysts expect that Android tablets will quickly come to dominate the market, much as they did in the smartphone sector.
All Thing’s Digital’s Ina Fried sat down with Matias Read More
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Google got off to a late start in the smartphone market, introducing its Android OS after the debuts of mobile platforms from Microsoft, Nokia and Apple.
But Android phones are now the No. 1 seller, not just in the U.S., but around the globe, displacing Nokia’s Symbian.
Smartphone sales have been exploding recently. Read More
Seamless Web hit the Android App Market yesterday just in time for Slushpocalypse, reports Mashable’s Jolie O’Dell.
The app is now available to Android users in addition to iPhone and BlackBerry users, who no longer need both a phone and a computer in order to cause specific foods to be prepared and Read More
It dropped my call, and it felt like a kiss.
Mobile research firm Zokum released the results of a new study today which found iPhone users are 84% more loyal to their product than consumers who have Android smartphones.
Interestingly, however, Android users are more likely to repurchase an Android phone that iPhone Read More
Near-field communications may sound all sci-fi, but it’s really just a chip that lets you do things like bump your debit card against a sensor when you want to pay for gas.
The newest version of Google’s Android operating system, code named Ginger Bread, will act as a sort of electronic wallet.
Users Read More
Blackberries, once the ne plus ultra of business phones, have been taking a beating in the modern smartphone era.
Today Dell announced that it will be moving its 25,000 employees from Blackberries to its own Dell Venue Pro – a phone running the new Windows Phone 7 operating system.
(The move by Dell Read More