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Month: May, 2014

Hubble is the single most useful science instrument ever created

Hubble is the single most useful science instrument ever created

No other single scientific device has gathered more data, confirmed more theories, made more discoveries, and given us more pure visual joy and awe than the Hubble Space Telescope—the single most useful science instrument ever created. NASA has just published some updated statistics to prove it.

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Reports of iPhone 4 death/undeath in India have been greatly exaggerated [Updated]

Update: It sounds as though reports of the iPhone 4’s death in India may have been greatly exaggerated. Instead, we’re hearing it’s nothing more than the normal changes in inventory levels associated with the timing of manufacturing runs. Of course, given the pattern of Apple’s yearly product cycle to date, productions runs on the iPhone 4 will no doubt slow down and stop altogether at some point. However, that again wouldn’t be unique to India. Just business as usual for Apple.

Apple is reportedly winding down iPhone 4 sales in India. The iPhone 4 served as a lower cost, entry level device for India and other emerging markets where competition from cheap Android and Windows Phone is far greater than in North America. That’s according to the The Times of India:

It will now pull out the product from all markets, one of its trade partners said. Another partner said the iPhone 4 had served its purpose in India: it doubled the consumer base of iPhones to more than 25 lakh people in one year. And, iPhone users generally being brand loyal, it’s unlikely that these users will migrate to any other brand, the person added.

Those other markets are Brazil, China, and Indonesia — markets with huge customer bases that are just starting to ease into buying more expensive smartphones like the iPhone. Samsung currently has a nearly 40% share of the Indian market, followed by local manufacturer Micromax at 19%, and then Karbonn, Lava, and Nokia.

According to Apple’s Q2 2014 conference call, the iPhone 4 accounted for a very low, single digit percentage of sales. Apple also announced an all-time record for iPhone sales in the “BRIC” countries — Brazil, Russia, India, and China — though they didn’t elaborate on India’s iPhone sales specifically.

In addition to the iPhone 4, the iiPhone 4s is still for sale, as is the iiPhone 5c (and the iPhone 5s, for those with wallets stuffed with more rupees).

If you’re in India let us know — which iPhone models do you see the most?

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Google Maps takes your trips offline; Adds lane guidance, saved places and more

Google Maps has been updated to include lane guidance, search result filters, and Uber integration. Also, high profile destinations now let you drop down to Street View to get up close and personal, save them for offline viewing, get access to easier directions, and get quick access to saved spot across multiple locations. Oh, and transit directions will show you how long you’re going to be walking too.

This is a pretty beefy update to what is arguably one of Google’s most important apps. Given, Google’s done some fun goofy stuff with Maps like a Pokemon challenge, it’s still hard to find a better online navigation experience. Have you been looking forward to any of these new features? What would you like to see in Google Maps for mobile?

Source: Google Lat Long

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How to Fly a Prizewinning Racehorse to the Kentucky Derby

How to Fly a Prizewinning Racehorse to the Kentucky Derby

When the crowds and hats and bourbon descend on Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, all eyes will be on the thoroughbred racehorse—horses that have traveled thousands of miles for the two-minute race. How do elite racehorses fly? Well, let us ascend into the world of equine air travel.

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