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We knew Apple's App Store was popular, but wow. "Popular" doesn't even begin to accurately describe this news. After announcing over 3 billion choices in the App Store, Apple now has something else they can promote when pumping up the store over other alternatives: market share.With the amount of webOS, Maemo, S60 and Android devices growing... Read more...
While distracted driving has certainly received a lot of attention lately, other distractions could also be dangerous. Distracted walking, for instance, is becoming another growing problem. Distracted walking combines a pedestrian, an electronic device, and an unseen danger such as a crack in the sidewalk, toy on the floor, or a car (parked... Read more...
We closed out last year by telling you exactly what we thought were the best offerings to emerge during the final year of the first decade post-Y2K, and you could probably tell (particularly in the netbook sector) that we were somewhat let down by how far we'd come. Or, we should say, how far we haven't come. A new... Read more...
Smartphone use has erupted over the past few years, with Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry line leading the way. We've seen new entrants with Palm's webOS and Google's Android, and by the looks of it, the smartphone obsession isn't fading anytime soon. What's unique about this upward trend is the role of Research In Motion, which held hardly... Read more...
The HDTV business is booming, and even though they aren't nearly as buzz-worthy as they once were, that's clearly not stopping consumers from picking them up. High-def sets have withstood the test of time thus far, with more and more consumers jumping at the chance to upgrade to a flat-panel as each year passes by... Read more...
Here's some news you just won't believe: on average, people spend more time on the Internet now than they did in the past. Shocking, isn't it?! A new Harris Poll has found that adult Internet users are now online an average of 13 hours per week, though the actual usage of those surveyed varies rather significantly. 20% of adult users are online... Read more...
We wondered earlier this year if netbook sales would cool down after the recession, but it seems as if people love low-cost machines regardless of what's going on in the world around them. According to new data from DisplaySearch, netbook shipments grew a staggering 103% year-over-year in 2009, with revenues up some... Read more...
According to research firm comScore, Apple's iPhone now has the second largest user base in the U.S. smartphone market, having surpassed Windows Mobile based phones. Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry still holds the No. 1 spot and enjoyed pretty significant growth throughout the year. Mark Donovan, senior analyst... Read more...
It's sort of funny. It's as if Asus read In-Stat's latest report before it even hit the presses. Who knows--maybe they did, or maybe they've just got a great pulse on the industry after sitting back and watching the likes of Amazon, Sony and numerous other Asian firms attempt to nail the whole e-book reader thing.The... Read more...
We've had our suspicions for awhile now, but now it looks like the research is confirming it. The dedicated navigation device has seen its peak, and it's days at the top are numbered. We knew that the standalone PND could be going the way of the Dodo when navigation applications began to pop up on some of the world's... Read more...
SanDisk themselves have publicly stated that no one can "out iPod the iPod," but evidently Sony did just that. According to a recent survey, Sony's own Walkman brand of digital media players outsold Apple's iconic iPod in Japan last week-- a feat that hasn't been accomplished in four years. Calling the victory "rare"... Read more...
Finally, some confirmation that we actually aren't crazy. Well, too crazy. We always wondered where exactly the crowds were that were responsible for buying up all of these Bluetooth headsets, and while we'd see one or two self-talkers walking around the mall every so often, we never saw these things as being... Read more...
Next time your college professor glances at his phone or stops to type something on his laptop, check your Twitter stream.A survey of about 1,958 higher education professionals - professors, instructors, deans and others - across the nation found that nearly a third are using Twitter in some way, shape or form. Even so, more than half said... Read more...
Kids and cell phones. You can't live with 'em, and you can't live without 'em. We're speaking of the kids, actually, as cell phones, most teens would say they can't live without, period. A new Pew Internet & Life Project survey (.PDF) shows that, unsurprisingly, cell phone use is continuing to rise among teens. Specifically, the first... Read more...
Companies that allow employees to sign into Facebook on the clock are losing 1.5 percent of total employee productivity.So says a survey by Nucleus Research Inc., which interviewed 237 randomly selected office workers about their Facebook use. Admittedly, that's not the most scientific sample, but it does give a snapshot.Of those interviewed:•... Read more...
It's hard to say if netbooks are completely to thank (we're guessing they only deserve some of the credit), but mobile broadband is booming. And when we say "booming," we mean "93% year-on-year growth." According to Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest World Cellular Data Metrics report, which takes a close look at non-voice mobile revenues... Read more...
In another "Really? Someone paid to do a study on this?" news, the Michigan State Medical Society announced today that text messaging while driving is dangerous. The news here, however, is exactly how dangerous it is. Apparently, if you text while you drive, you are six times more likely to become distracted and cause an accident. It is, apparently,... Read more...
Despite the general hubbub surrounding Windows 7's launch (Oct 22), it seems that businesses are less than thrilled at the idea of parting with their money to upgrade to Windows 7.According to Reuters, a survey carried out by ScriptLogic Inc. shows that 6 out of 10 businesses will pass over upgrading to Windows 7 - mostly in an attempt to... Read more...
As the economy here in America creeps back into gear, the online gaming industry is reaping the benefits. According to a new survey, video game addicts who aren't already turning their attention to the tube (or even a subset of those who are) are looking to low-cost online games to pass the time.Industry tracker ComScore found that around... Read more...
One of the causes of erroneously sent emails is the human at the end of the Send button. This is why Gmail Labs' Undo Send feature is helpful. Of course, that's Gmail. What about the mistakes we humans make in the workplace?Most commonly, the biggest mistake is usually just sending an email to the wrong people.  In the national survey,... Read more...
Ever since this so-called "recession" thingy got the media all hot and bothered a few months back, we'd been hearing that more and more individuals were finding ways to stay entertained at home. Now, we finally know what they've been doing at the domicile: gaming.A new research report published this week by the Nielsen Company shows a sharp... Read more...
You've done it. Don't even try to deny it.Even if you live in a state with laws requiring the use of a hands-free headset while speaking on the cell phone, it's almost a certainty you've at least once broken that law.Even if you truly, honestly believe it's dangerous to do so, you just can't help yourself when your snappy, downloaded ring... Read more...
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