The One-Horse Race: Android Represented 85% Of The 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2

6180104944_73e0a291aa_b Another milestone for Google’s Android in its unstoppable march to mobile dominance: the operating system accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped in Q2 — its highest ever proportion, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. Google’s win comes at a loss for everyone else, and interestingly for the smartphone market overall. Apple, Windows Phone and BlackBerry… Read More
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The Philips Hue Tap Proves An Elegant Accessory For Connected Smart Lights

philips-hue-tap The Philips Hue system provides lighting that you can control with your smartphone, and automate with location gating and time-based alarms. But for all its fancy magic, I still find myself using physical lightswitches to turn my Hue system on and off, in larger part because often it takes more steps to unlock my iPhone, find the Hue app, open it and select the “All off” or… Read More

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The Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Graphics Tablet

modbook_pro_x_hero_main Modbook has been making tablets out of Mac portables for years, combining the Apple computers with Wacom digitizers to let digital artists have all-in-one graphics-creating powerhouses that run full OS X software and come with ample pressure sensitivity. Now, the company’s latest effort incorporates the Retina MacBook Pro, and it’s turning to Kickstarter to fund this effort that… Read More

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Nintendo Posts A Loss Despite Wii U Sales Tripling During The Quarter

Zelda Wii U E3 2014 Nintendo’s quarterly results are out (via WSJ), and the company saw disappointing sales of both its hardware platforms, with the Wii U managing to triple sales but still only achieving 510,000 units shipped overall, and the Nintendo 3DS dropping below a million units moved with a 41 percent decline in sales year-over-year.
The release of Mario Kart 8 still managed to buoy the… Read More

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