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Last time we saw the FlyNano amphibious ultralight plane, we weren’t confident if it would be gas or electric powered, and we pondered who ‘d be brave enough to fly the small thing– if it flew at all. That’s all been responded to, considering that the sub-154 pound carbon fiber car finished its 1st journey, taking a brief skip above a Finnish lake with pilot Pekka Kauppinen at the helm. The short vacation showed guarantee, and the company asserted it might proceed progression and airborne exams with the intention of delivering to consumers in late 2013. According to the producer, current modern technology gains suggest that electric powered motors will certainly now be the primary power choice. No change to the $ 27k base cost was revealed, so if you’ve got the nerve to strap one on– and a lake to launch from– click the source or see the video after the break.
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Though Steve Jobs says the iPad offers the best way to surf the web, a recent survey from Google’s AdMob says more people are using tablets for gaming.
What this means
In addition to the results above, the survey found that 82% of tablet owners are using their tablets at home, 62% at night — a perfect time for recreation. So you’d expect tablet usage on the weekend to also be high, but 69% of respondents said they use their tablets more during the weekday. How much more is unknown.
Based off this data, a stereotypical tablet user spends most of their time gaming, searching and emailing after the typical workday, leaving their tablets idle on the weekends.
Tablets, of course, are best suited as content digesters, not creators. This explains the reason why only 7% of tablets are used in the workplace. However, as tablets continue to evolve and compete in a larger market, that notion will likely change.
So, are tablets just toys for big kids?
The majority would say so.Â Only 28% have entirely replaced their primary computer with a tablet. And considering tablets can do most of theÂ sameÂ tasks as PCs, buying a tablet for anything other than games could be considered superfluousÂ – evenÂ GameStop is considering a tablet. Remember, portability is one of the biggest reasons for buying a tablet, but according to the survey, most are used domestically.
That’s not to say that tablets aren’t better for many tasks. 43% are using tablets more often than laptops or desktops, so there’s clearly a need for a tablet’s functionality and ease of use.
Should Nintendo be worried?
To answer simply. They are. The first showing was Nintendo’s bashing of “garage developers“.
The big trick is, Nintendo has to convince you to buy their game system. Apple doesn’t. Apple was able to sell 15 million iPads last year (as a first-gen device); Nintendo sold about half the number of DSis. It’s interesting that gaming was never the top reason to buy an iPad.
It’s worth noting that gameplay on a tablet doesn’t quite match Nintendo’s systems. But, with the rise of casual gaming, more are in favor of tablets — even though the experience may be lessÂ engaging. It’s similar to the growing trend of people watching compressed videos on YouTube, than on their high-quality home theater systems. Looks like another win for the convenience over quality debate.
[via The Guardian]
…purpose I am able to read at night with it set so there is very little light coming from it so it does not give me eye strain that bright lights normally give me. I also love the fact that the compact flash card from my camera can go directly in it and it makes for a wonderful picture viewer to review the shots you have just made. I bought the ipad thinking…
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