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We may still not have exact launch dates for the Galaxy S4 on all carriers, but the launch is approaching — and with it, Samsung’s latest big ad campaign. From the looks of the first few TV spots, the company is staying away from any shots at its rivals or celebrity appearances (at least for now), focusing instead on some of the new features of the smartphone; Sound Shot, Group Play and S Translator all get their own 30 second ads, while another minute-long commercial (appearing in at least in the UK) offers a more general and suitably dramatic overview of the phone. There’s no word yet on exactly how big a push Samsung will be making with the new ad campaign, but it’s pretty safe to bet you’ll be seeing lots of these in the months ahead.
Via: Android Beat
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I love hardware. That’s why I want you guys to bring some of the coolest hardware projects imaginable to Disrupt NY this year. That’s why I want you guys in our Hardware Alley and spots are almost full.
Hardware Alley is a one-day celebration of hardware startups both young and old. The goal has always been to show off amazing hardware that we have written about over the past few months, as well as a few surprises. Last Disrupt we featured the guys from Thermovape, Makerbot, and Lit Motors. This year we want to fill Disrupt NY with more amazing companies.
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Apple has managed to nab three of the top 5 spots for the top-selling mobile phones in the U.S. during Q4 2012 according to the NPD Group, with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 ranking first, third and fourth, respectively. Apple also retained the crown for best-selling overall smartphone maker, accounting for 39 percent of smartphone sales in Q4 2012, compared to Samsung’s 30 percent.
iPhone 4 sales rose 79 percent compared to Q3 2012, and iPhone 4S sales grew 43 percent sequentially, while the iPhone 5 accounted for 43 percent of all iPhone sales in Q4 2012, which is roughly in line with the numbers we’re seeing out of carrier data as well. It also made up nearly two-thirds of all smartphone sales on post-paid plans with a value over $ 200, NPD says. Samsung made considerable gains on the year, going up to 30 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales in Q4 2012 from 21 percent in the year ago quarter, but the gains were mostly at the expense of other Android OEMs, including HTC, while Apple’s overall share remained constant.
Net Applications also released its monthly report on mobile OS share, which found that Apple’s iOS increased slightly in terms of traffic, accounting for 60.56 percent of all mobile operating systems, while Android actually took a bit of a dip to 24.51 percent, continuing a decline that has occurred over the past two months from a peak high in November of 28.02 percent. It looks like Apple’s release of the iPhone 5 might have essentially begun to erase earlier gains made by the longer availability of the Samsung Galaxy S III, but Apple still has some ground to make up if it wants to climb back to its 2012 high of nearly 66 percent web traffic share among mobile devices.
Apple’s holiday quarter, which included 47.8 million iPhone sales and 22.9 million iPads, looks to have helped it in terms of remaining the leader in both smartphone and mobile device sales in the U.S., and in keeping the hold it has on mobile browsing. The strong quarter also accounts for Apple’s regaining the role of largest mobile phone maker by volume in the U.S., an honor it reclaimed according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics released earlier today.
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Apple has handled to nab three of the top 5 areas for the top-selling smart phones in the UNITED STATE throughout Q4 2012 according to the NPD Team, with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 ranking first, third and fourth, respectively. Apple additionally preserved the crown for very popular general smartphone maker, accounting for 39 percent of smartphone sales in Q4 2012, contrasted to Samsung ’ s 30 percent.
iPhone 4 sales increased 79 percent contrasted to Q3 2012, and iPhone 4S sales expanded 43 percent sequentially, while the iPhone 5 considered 43 percent of all iPhone sales in Q4 2012, which is roughly in line with the numbers we ’ re seeing from provider information as well. It likewise comprised virtually two-thirds of all smartphone sales on post-paid strategies with a value over $ 200, NPD states. Samsung made substantial gains on the year, going up to 30 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales in Q4 2012 from 21 percent in the year ago quarter, however the gains were primarily at the expense of other Android OEMs, including HTC, while Apple ’ s general share continued to be steady.
Net Applications also launched its monthly report on mobile OS share, which discovered that Apple ’ s iOS raised a little in terms of traffic, considering 60.56 percent of all mobile os, while Android actually took a little a dip to 24.51 percent, continuing a decline that has taken place over the previous two months from a peak high in November of 28.02 percent. It looks like Apple ’ s release of the iPhone 5 may have basically begun to remove earlier gains made by the longer availability of the Samsung Galaxy S III, however Apple still has some ground to compose if it wants to climb back to its 2012 high of virtually 66 percent web traffic share amongst mobile gadgets. Apple ’ s vacation quarter, that included 47.8 million iPhone sales and 22.9 million iPads, plannings to have helped it in regards to remaining the leader in both smartphone and
mobile device sales in the U.S., and in keeping the hold it has on mobile browsing. The strong quarter likewise considers Apple ’ s regaining the function of biggest mobile phone maker by volume in the UNITED STATE, an honor it reclaimed according to the current data from Approach Analytics launched earlier today.
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Imagine for a moment that you are sitting in your front yard in a lawn chair, sipping lemonade while attempting to read the latest news on your WiFi-only iPad. You’re just out of range of your WiFi signal. Your neighbor’s signal is super strong, but that selfish hooligan didn’t leave it wide open for you to leach onto.
Relax. Depending on where you live and who your service provider is, you may be able to use your neighbor’s hotspot regardless of his futile attempts to lock it down someday soon.
A consortium of cable companies (Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc., Cablevision Systems Corp., Bright House Networks LLC and Cox Communications Inc) have agreed to enable the sharing of WiFi hotspots at a grand scale, creating a large region of available signal, in select markets in the U.S.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a single hotspot name and sign on scenario will be used to make it easier for consumers to log in and use available spectrum to surf. It will be a perk for paying broadband account holders in the consortium, but certain providers like Time Warner will let you pay as you go if you like.
I assume there will be measures in place to prevent people from consuming all of the available bandwidth of someone else’s node, but they haven’t explicitly laid out how or when throttling will occur.
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Continue reading Topcon’s IP-S2 Lite creates panoramic maps in 3D, spots every bump in the road (video)
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It just keeps getting harder for America’s enemies to hide from the technological marvel that is the modern US military. A new ground fire acquisition system (GFAS), coming to Apache Attack helicopters next spring, uses infrared sensors to detect muzzle flashes from small arms fire and pinpoint enemy positions to within five meters. Before the sound would have a chance to reach current acoustics-based sensors the source of the shot pops up on the targeting computer, is sent back to commanders in the Operations Center, relayed to ground troops, and fed to other aircraft — by the time they’re able to pull the trigger again combatants may already be on the wrong side of a Hellfire missile. The new system will make spotting opposing forces easier and keep pilots as safe as they can be — at least until missions can be flown from the comfort of their couch.
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Thanks to robots, there’s no excuse for a dirty floor.
This week, I took a break from my normal product testing to run a robot through the paces of washing, scrubbing and squeegeeing my tile and hardwood floors. The Scooba 230 is the latest model in iRobot Corp.’s large family of household-helping gadgets, which includes the popular Roomba robotic vacuum, introduced in 2002.
Sold in a $ 300 package with accessories, the Scooba 230 is the least expensive Scooba from iRobot; the earlier Scooba 350 and 380 cost $ 400 and $ 500, respectively. It’s less than half the size and weight of its larger and pricier predecessors, giving it the ability to scoot into tough-to-reach spots, like behind most bathroom toilets, where nobody wants to clean.
I like a lot of things about this robot, especially that it’s smart enough to separate clean water from dirty water as it goesâ€”instead of just regurgitating the same water and pushing it across the floor, like a mop. Loading the robot with water and cleaning solution takes just a minute, robbing even the laziest people of an excuse for not cleaning. And its compact size makes it easy to store.
The Scooba 230 can scrub hardwood floors. But don’t expect it to vacuum first.
But to keep its price down, iRobot took away this Scooba’s ability to vacuum as it scrubs the floors like previous Scooba models, so users will have to sweep or vacuum before they place it down and hit the power button. This defeats the idea of letting the robot do all the work. And unlike Roomba, which automatically returns to its recharging base after vacuuming so it can charge itself, Scooba stays where it finishes the job. An iRobot spokeswoman said this design is deliberate because it forces people to empty Scooba’s bladder full of dirty water, rather than forgetting about it.
According to iRobot’s findings on people’s use patterns, the Roomba robotic vacuum is used three to five times a week, a stark difference from their normal cleaning patterns of vacuuming once weekly. In my experience, the Roomba study held true for Scooba, as well.
IRobot, which was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by two students and their professor, has sold more than six million robots in the past nine years. Specialty models include land-mine detectors for the U.S. Army, a robot that monitored the water in the Gulf of Mexico after last year’s oil spill and four robots that iRobot sent to Japan for help with recovery efforts at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The company’s future plans include AVA, a robot that uses an iPad or Android tablet to run apps created internally and by outside app developers. Though AVA is just a concept for now, it could function autonomously, running apps that offer health-care assistance, games and mobile music. IRobot operates on the philosophy that a robot isn’t a robot unless it interacts with its environment.
One of Scooba’s competitors, the $ 200 Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner from Evolution Robotics Inc. (mintcleaner.com), isn’t quite as advanced. It moves around the floor with wet or dry cleaning cloths attached to its underbelly, much like a motorized Swiffer Sweeper. Mint follows a projected signal beamed out from a separate device set in the room, and this is intended to help the device build a navigational map of a space, though it doesn’t prevent the device from leaving a specific area.
I tried the Scooba 230 in a large bedroom and a small bathroom, though it didn’t fit behind my toilet, which I’d estimate is over 30 years old. In my bathroom, I didn’t sweep first, and Scooba just pushed hair and dirt around on the floor as it cleaned. One eight-hour Scooba charge lasts for two 20-minute, small-room cleanings defined as 60 square feet each, or one 45-minute large- room cleaning measuring 150 square feet. When Scooba’s battery is dead, a red light on its lid turns on.
The Scooba 230, which sells for $ 300, can scrub tile.
Scooba comes with four removable bottom plates, which are plastic pieces that house its squeegee and brushes, and four packets of cleaning solution. This solution costs $ 12 a bottle when purchased separately, and one bottle lasts for 64 cleanings. Two small, battery-powered devices called Virtual Walls also come with the Scooba. When powered on, these devices project a beam that Scooba won’t cross, so they can be placed in front of an opened door or set up to restrict the robot to a certain area in one room.
One task that I gave to Scooba was washing my hardwood floors after I spilled a glass of juice. I soaked up the juice with paper towels, but the floor was still sticky and dirty with a scent of V8 Splash. I filled Scooba with one packet of cleaning solution and warm water. Using its flip-up handle, I carried the robot into a room and placed it in the center of the floor, pressing power, then Clean; holding the Clean button down turns on its shorter cycle, indicated by a different tone. Scooba made a whirring sound as its wheels propelled it across the floor with its underbelly brushes at work. A bumper on its front keeps Scooba from nicking walls.
Sometimes Scooba moved slowly then sped up quickly, or hugged walls, or spiraled out from the center of the room. It’s mesmerizing to watch, and as it moves it lays water down on the floor to loosen stuck-on particles. Once in a while, Scooba seemed to get stuck in a corner, humming and grinding for 10 to 15 seconds. It was tempting to want to help it get unstuck, but it used what iRobot calls “escape behavior” to eventually get back to zipping around the floor.
My grimy kitchen floor needs a serious scrub to get clean, which the Scooba alone couldn’t do. It could, however, be used to maintain a degree of cleanâ€”and pinch hit when juice is spilled. Just be sure to sweep your floors first.
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Use Google’s Open Spot Android App To Find Parking Spots [Androidapps]
# androidapps Google’s new Open Spot Android app turns finding open parking spots into a social game. You earn “karma points” for marking down available parking spots while others earn open parking spots by tracking down those marked spots. MoreÂ Â»