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NTT DoCoMo smart clothing monitors heart rate of wearer

NTT DoCoMo is one of the largest wireless carriers in Japan. The company has announced that it has teamed up with a clothing maker named Toray to develop a new … Continue reading
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Android’s adoption rate is unprecedented in tech history

Android Adoption 1 Billion Activations
The first Android phone came out more than a year after Apple launched the first iPhone but Google’s mobile platform has arguably had an even bigger impact on the world than Apple’s iOS. For evidence, look to a chart posted over at Technology Review that uses data crunched by Asymco’s Horace Dediu to show that Android has seen unprecedented adoption ever since the T-Mobile G1 first launched back in 2008. With 1 billion activations in just five years, Android has been adopted by more people at a faster rate than any other technology in recent history, including iOS, Facebook or Symbian. Technology Review’s chart follows below.
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Geared for failure: Samsung smartwatch return rate reportedly tops 30%

Samsung Galaxy Gear Return Rate
When a Samsung exec reportedly admitted that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch “lacks something special,” he wasn’t kidding. Leaked sales documents obtained by Geek.com show that the return rate for the Galaxy Gear “is trending above 30%” in Best Buy stores, an alarmingly high rate for a device that Samsung had hoped would give it an early edge in the smartwatch wars with Apple, Google and other major tech companies. The leaked memo also shows that Samsung is asking retail employees to get a better handle on why the Gear has such a high return rate. Although the Gear is a first-of-its-kind smartwatch that’s been given a terrific ad campaign, it has been widely panned by many reviewers as not delivering much of value to its users.
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Windows 7 adoption still growing at a faster rate than Windows 8

Windows 8 Market Share
Although Windows 8 has been steadily increasing its share of the market over the past few months, a recent surge by Windows 7 has put the old OS back on top, at least temporarily. The most recent data from Net Applications shows that Windows 8 is up 0.61% from last month, which means Microsoft’s new operating system is on 8.02% of machines hitting the company’s network, but the Windows 7 adoption rate increased at a rate of 0.80%, bringing it up to 46.43% of the market. Windows XP continues to fall off the charts, dropping from 33.66% to 31.41%, though it is worth noting this is a slightly less precipitous drop than last month’s. Perhaps the release of Windows 8.1 and the retooled Start button will bring users around to the new OS as the year ends.
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Windows 7 adoption still growing at a faster rate than Windows 8

Windows 8 Market Share
Although Windows 8 has been steadily increasing its share of the market over the past few months, a recent surge by Windows 7 has put the old OS back on top, at least temporarily. The most recent data from Net Applications shows that Windows 8 is up 0.61% from last month, which means Microsoft’s new operating system is on 8.02% of machines hitting the company’s network, but the Windows 7 adoption rate increased at a rate of 0.80%, bringing it up to 46.43% of the market. Windows XP continues to fall off the charts, dropping from 33.66% to 31.41%, though it is worth noting this is a slightly less precipitous drop than last month’s. Perhaps the release of Windows 8.1 and the retooled Start button will bring users around to the new OS as the year ends.
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Path download rate dropping, app hits bottom of Top 1000 chart

Path managed to get on quite a few users’ bad sides this year as it ran afoul of the FTC for collecting user data without permission, soon after drawing ire over a feature that many considered to be nothing more than spam. Despite millions of dollars in funding over the months, having apparently a valuation […]
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AT&T customers ignore T-Mobile trash talk, rate their carrier best for customer service

AT&T Customer Service Rating
T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s trash talk doesn’t seem to have hurt AT&T’s standing among its customers. The latest survey from J.D. Power shows that AT&T has overtaken rival Verizon to have the highest customer service satisfaction rating among major carriers in the United States. What has to make this particularly sweet for AT&T executives is that J.D. Power ranked T-Mobile dead last, which should take some wind out of the upstart carrier’s sails the next time it claims that AT&T customers hate their carrier. The good news for T-Mobile, though, is that it could soon get an infusion of happy customers from the recently acquired MetroPCS, which ranks first among prepaid wireless carriers for customer service in J.D. Power’s survey.
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Samsung dominates Q1 smartphone market as Apple sees ‘lowest growth rate ever’

Smartphone Market Share Q1 2013
Vendors doing battle in the global smartphone market last quarter saw the distance grow between Samsung, the market leader, and the rest of the pack. Market research firm Strategy Analytics is always among the first to issue quarterly shipment estimates and now that Samsung’s Q1 results are on record, the firm has made its numbers for the March quarter available. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped an estimated 69.4 million smartphones globally in Q1, representing 56% growth over the year-ago quarter, to take a record 33% of the global smartphone market. The South Korea-based juggernaut grew nine times faster than Apple, which sold “a lackluster 37.4 million iPhones worldwide.” Apple’s market share fell to 17.9% in the first quarter from 22.8% in the same quarter last year.

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BlackBerry will ask regulators to investigate analyst who made false return rate claims

BlackBerry Z10 False Claims
BlackBerry (BBRY) is very unhappy with Detwiler Fenton analyst Jeff Johnston. The company is accusing Johnston of making false claims about BlackBerry Z10 return rates in the U.S. and it plans to ask regulators in both the United States and Canada to launch a formal investigation into the matter. Johnston on Thursday claimed that “key retail partners have seen a significant increase in Z10 returns to the point where, in several cases, returns are now exceeding sales, a phenomenon we have never seen before.” BlackBerry Chief Legal Officer Steve Zipperstein says that these claims are “materially false and misleading” and says that they were “deliberately purveyed for the purpose of influencing the markets.” BlackBerry’s full press release is posted below.

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4iiii unveils Viiiiva heart rate monitor that wirelessly links to your iPhone or smartwatch

Viiiiva launches

So, you’ve been monitoring virtually every aspect of your athletic performance and tweeting it to the world, but not your heartrate or other basic performance factors? Apparently that just won’t do, sport-o, so 4iiii has announced the chest-worn Viiiiva monitor. That’ll let you add those indicators to sportwatches from the likes of Garmin or Timex through the ANT+ interface, or iPhones and iPods using Bluetooth. To lighten your training load, you can record the data with the Viiiiva alone, then sync it up later and record, plot and analyze your stats with a clutch of iOS fitness apps like Strava or Training Peaks. You’ll be able to pick one up soon for $ 79 on at 4iiii’s site (see coverage) and select retailers, so head to the PR after the break and feel the burn.

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