Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinct

Android gains in US, basic phones almost extinct (via AFP) The Google Android platform grabbed the majority of mobile phones in the US market in early 2014, as consumers all but abandoned non-smartphone handsets, a survey showed Friday. The poll by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found 53 percent of…

Honda’s new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

Honda’s new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever (via AFP) It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot. “Hello New York! Thank you for coming today!” the little guy [...]

Dell says its workstation of the future will eliminate the need for a keyboard and mouse

Dell says its workstation of the future will eliminate the need for a keyboard and mouse (via The Inquirer) THE WORKSTATION OF THE FUTURE will enable engineers and designers to work from systems powered by the data centre, PC maker Dell has claimed, liberating desktop machines to take completely different forms and eliminating the need [...]

Yahoo wants to replace Google as default search on the iPhone and iPad

Yahoo wants to replace Google as default search on the iPhone and iPad (via The Inquirer) YAHOO REPORTEDLY wants to replace Google as the default search engine on iOS devices, and is trying to convince Apple to make it happen. Google is the default search in Safari on Apple’s mobile devices, but you can change [...]