Google Now Activating 550,000 Android Devices Per Day

During their latest earnings call Google revealed the latest Android figures, and Google are now activating over 550,000 Android devices per day, this figure is up from 500,000 which was achieved at the end of June.

Android has seen massive growth recently, and Google also revealed that they have now activated over 135 million Android devices, the figure includes both smartphones and tablets.

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Hulu Plus Android Makes It To Four More Devices

Bringing the grand total up to ten, the Hulu Plus Android app widened its horizons with four more devices, making it roughly forty percent more likely for you to have something decent to watch on the bus even if you leave your phone at home again. Dodgy statistics aside, though, the likes of HTC EVO 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC myTouch 4G and G2 will be feasting on Hulu Plus from now on, joining the already stellar roster of Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix.

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Sony’s PS3 Component Cable Feature Cut Explained

You might be aware by now that Sony views your continued use of component cables with a console that has a perfectly good HDMI port as something of an affront. Or at least, that’s the way it’s been portrayed in the press. The truth is only about 10% more complicated. You see, Sony has no problem with your gaming via component cable to your antiquated, analog little heart’s content.

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Metacritic Drops “Crooked” Publication

This might not be news to veteran, jaded game journalists out there, but it’s certainly news to us. Turns out that the site that everyone from EA to… not EA (we did mean everyone) uses to gauge a game’s reception has very strict standards when it comes to journalistic integrity.

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Oh So Ominous: Artificial Intelligence Learns To Play Civilization

The PC game, mind you. If it did learn to play with real-life human civilization, you probably won’t be reading this. Or maybe you still are, except that unknown to you, your mind has been fed a simulation as its energy is sucked to power the machines.

Okay… that was a bit overboard. The news we’re trying to share is a team of scientists led by computer science professor Regina Barzilay let  a computer read a game manual for Civilization 2. In the resulting gameplay, the computer was able to improve its performance to the point where it emerged victorious 79% of the time.

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Female Artist Wants Bionic Eye, Goes Kickstarter

Tanya Marie Vlach has been wearing a prosthetic left eyeball for six years now. The fateful day happened around the time Hurricane Katrina ravaged much of the southern United States. Losing control of her car, Vlach was almost killed. Fortunately she was rescued in time, blind in one eye and suffering from a concussion.

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Evolio Neura Android Tablet, NOT the Most Powerful

Check out this new tablet from a company called Evolio dubbed the Neura. The tablet runs the Android operating system and someone was a bit boastful with the page for the tablet. The page claims that the Neura is the most powerful Android tablet. All I see is the same old basic hardware that almost all the tablets out there use right now.

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Awesome Chrome Niko Camera Bag Surfaces

I use a Nikon D80 DSLR when I travel and I have a very nice camera bag to keep the thing safe in transit. The only thing that bothers me about my camera bag is that it has no room for the charger or another battery let alone a pen or anything else inside. If you travel with a DSLR and want a nice bag with room for the camera and lenses along with more of your junk, the Chrome Niko might be perfect.

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SwiftKey X Leaves Beta And Jumps To Android Tablets (video)

If you own either an Android smartphone or tablet you might be pleased to know that SwiftKey X, the super fast way of entering text on touchscreen devices, has now left its beta stage of development and is available to purchase from the Android Market.

Its been one year to the day since SwiftKey X entered the beta stage of development and today SwiftKey has launched two new flavours. SwiftKey X for Android smartphones and  SwiftKey Tablet X designed for tablets with a ‘split key’ layout that makes tablet typing a breeze, watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Sony Launches One Piece Water Resistant Walkman

Sony has this week unveiled it new line of one piece water resistant Walkman’s which have been specifically designed for the sport enthusiast. The new Sony Walkman NWZ-W260 comes with its own content transfer software which allows you to upload music and audio via drag and drop just like an additional hard drive.

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Google Maps Now Provides Live Traffic Reports In 13 More European Countries

Google has released a new update for their Google Maps service which has brought with it live traffic information for another 13 European Countries. The new update now also allows users within these newly added countries to benefit from the the services feature which can now direct you around possible congestion within the beta version of Google Maps Navigation, the internet-connected GPS navigation system with voice guidance for smartphones.

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