Android archeology: Android.com 2000-2008
Do you know there’s a hidden history of Android out there, buried under Android.com? A casual stroll through the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine revealed a treasure trove of Android memorabilia. Like the little-known fact that Android.com, at first, had nothing to do with Android’s creator and that sheep and ants might have some things in common. March 2, 2000 - $75,000 ...
About the Samsung "Keylogger" Story: Who's to...
Yesterday, Network World shocked the Internet with a report that, allegedly, Samsung had installed a keylogger in its R series of laptops. The whistleblower was a security researcher named Mohammed Hassan of NetSec. In the Network World piece, he explained how two computers he bought, both R series, carried within the commercial keylogger StarLogger. A company rep confirmed its existence on the...
Forbes: Is Blackberry Just In A Jam Or Is It... →
I called this one a long time ago. Both Android and iOS are full of “refugees” sick of slow hardware, lack of quality apps and the crappy web browser BB is known for. I don’t think QNX or running Android 2.3 apps on the PlayBook is the answer either and investors seem to agree.
Wired's Gadget Lab: A Few Android App Developers... →
Go Spacetime! Triple-mention FTW :)
Mother Jones magazine on Tumblr: The best... →
motherjones: You should, like, strongly consider applying to work for this guy: We want to add some talent to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigative team. Every serious candidate should have a proven track record of conceiving, reporting and writing stellar investigative pieces that provoke change….
iPhone 4 falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives... →
Ok Apple, you win this one. Amazing feat :)
flapjacksblog2 asked: Do you consider yourself a pirate adventurer?
Silicon Art Hidden Inside Samsung’s Galaxy Tab via... →
I love it when engineers leave easter eggs behind. Even better when you need an electron microscope to see them. [BTW, the chipworks blog is seriously awesome. Make sure to visit them from time to time]
Things about Blogging (Tim Bray) →
Great piece by Google’s Tim Bray. source: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/07/BNotes
John Gruber on the Xoom's Wi-Fi Edition $599...
That’s a much more competitive starting price. Yep, it is. Not enough to undercut the iPad 2, but enough to get early adopters and the middle class in the Android 3.0 game. Should be a good seller. source: Daring Fireball — http://daringfireball.net/
Fungus Makes Zombie Ants Do All the Work:... →
OMG. Evolution says zombies exist. Check it out: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fungus-makes-zombie-ants
Windows Phone 7 users revolt due to delayed...
Windows Phone 7 blog “Windows Phone Secrets” perfectly describes the frustration of Windows Phone 7 users with the delay/non-existence of updates for Microsoft’s latest OS: As it turns out, “as soon as possible” was one full week. On March 2, exactly seven days later, Microsoft announced that it was resuming the distribution of the pre-update to Samsung users. That was one...
Computerworld: Android now more profitable than... →
Great piece by JR Raphael on Computerworld. Lots of never-before-seen data as well :) Check it out!
Little Green Bastard: Android malware: Google is... →
littlegreenbastard: Google recently admitted that 50-plus applications found in the Android Market were infected by the Droid Dream malware. The scary discovery — partly ameliorated by the deployment of Google’s Kill Switch tool — underscores the platform’s vulnerability to such attacks. Yes, Android is as…
Android is #1 in the United States: comScore
Yep, Google’s mobile platform is #1. Nielsen said the same thing a while back. Eagle-eyed readers will notice that Windows Phone 7 did little to change Microsoft’s fortune. In fact, things got even worse — Redmond is down to 8 percent market share. Curious to see how this will evolve in the tablet segment, where Apple absolutely dominates right now. I also expect the Nokia...
Video Game Business Card Cases for Geeky... →
Courtesy of @AshleyGames, co-worker and fellow gamer. I would love to get my hands on the Sega Genesis one, business cards’ obsolescence be dammed.
CNET: Why aren't people buying the Verizon iPhone? →
With dual-core Android monsters like the Atrix going on sale right now, who would be crazy to get an iPhone 4 instead? Not to mention the near-certain existence of the iPhone 5, due in 2011 still. According to CNET, the limitation on simultaneous data + voice on Verizon also plays a role in the (underwhelming) sales numbers.
xkcd: Flying Cars →
Great comic. Would you exchange smartphones for flying cars?