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Here’s how the US failed in its response to the coronavirus pandemic

October 13th, 2020

A few new studies show how the US has failed in its response to the coronavirus pandemic so far, from the death toll to the mental disorders directly linked to COVID-19 fatalities. Researchers compared America’s coronavirus death rate to other developed nations, showing the US failed to reduce the number of casualties as significantly as …

Tour an 8-bit America with Google Maps tweak

April 2nd, 2012

Most online April Fool’s jokes are, to put it as kindly as possible, awful. Of all the companies that try to put creative “pranks” together, however, Google is among the best at managing April Fool’s stunts that are geeky enough to be laughed at in a good way rather than an uncomfortable, “I can’t believe …

U.S. emerges as global 4G LTE leader after less than a year

October 14th, 2011

A country that was recently the butt of jokes due to its ongoing reliance on CDMA networks now finds itself a global leader in next-generation cellular technology. According to a new report from Pyramid Research, the United States will account for the largest share of 4G LTE subscriptions in the world this year. Twenty-six carriers …

There are now more wireless subscriber connections in the U.S. than people

October 11th, 2011

For the first time, the number of wireless devices connecting to cellular networks in the United States and its territories over the past six months has surpassed the country’s total population. A semi-annual survey conducted by the CTIA found that wireless subscriber connections now total 327.6 million while the population of the U.S. and its territories …

Secure mobile payments appeal to 94% of North Americans

March 18th, 2011

A recent study conducted by payment solution provider Mobio Identity Systems suggests that North Americans are eager to see mobile payments become a reality. At the same time, however, security is a top concern for the majority of potential users. Mobio recently surveyed 1,085 people across North America and found that the overwhelming majority — …

Microsoft COO: Windows Phone 7 to Europe in October, U.S. in November

August 2nd, 2010

If you are anxiously awaiting the release of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft’s COO Kevin Turner has some good news for you. In a presentation regarding WP7, Turner let go the closest thing to a U.S. release date we’ve heard thus far, November. Turner said, “in the October timeframe and the November timeframe, October likely across Europe and November likely …