Author Archives: Samia Perkins

Samia Perkins is a writer and editor at SlashGear and Android Community. She is a science geek, former science teacher, technical writer, and a mom of two. She has been writing for R3 Media since January, and also is the author of SlashGear's Science Week in Review.

TimBL Calls for Preservation of Net Neutrality

TimBL Calls for Preservation of Net Neutrality

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, has called for more regulation to preserve the principle of net neutrality, the concept that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally. He has called upon service providers to self-regulate, but failing that he said governments must act. He is working with the UK government to negotiate an agreement on an open internet with service providers and content firms.

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Samsung Portable Gaming Concept, Powered by Android

Samsung Portable Gaming Concept, Powered by Android

Is Samsung planning to enter the portable gaming market? And if so, should they? Here is an interesting concept by designer Dumary Joseph. It is called "Consolr HD3 by Samsung" (ummm, the name needs a bit of work), and has some crazy features, and according to Yanko Design is "a fanboi’s pipe dream about the ultimate gaming machine". After all, the best concepts are those that go past what we can currently accomplish. Check out all the details after the cut.

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SlashGear Science Week in Review – April 16 2011

SlashGear Science Week in Review – April 16 2011

This week in science: A celebration of space travel, and a questionable way to commemorate an anniversary; some DIY geek projects, including designer duct tape (because who doesn't love duct tape, especially zebra-striped duct tape); high tech glasses that would make Superman, and maybe even Sydney Bristow jealous; and robots, no science week in review is complete without some robot action. Read on for more!

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PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

Research firms Gartner and IDC have come out with their quarterly look at the PC market in the US and worldwide. With some exceptions, the results are not good. Only three companies, Lenovo, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Toshiba, posted gains for PC sales in Q1. The two reports differ on how large the decline in the total market is, and also on the cause. Is it tablets? Lack of innovation in PCs? Or just a lingering hangover from big Q4 spending? See all the numbers after the cut.

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Android Lags iOS in Mobile Advertising Revenues

Android Lags iOS in Mobile Advertising Revenues

Android may be gaining marketshare, now powering 33 percent of U.S. smartphones, but it is behind iOS in mobile advertising revenues, according to Millennial Media. iOS-based applications account for 47 percent of Millennial revenues in March of 2011, with Android close behind at 36 percent. However, Android is ahead of iOS in mobile ad impressions. Find out more about this interesting trend after the cut.

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Kogan Releases Agora Internet TV, 7″ Tablet, 12″ Laptop

Kogan Releases Agora Internet TV, 7″ Tablet, 12″ Laptop

Kogan has unveiled three new products in its Agora line today, an Android powered Internet TV portal, a 7" Android tablet, and a 12" laptop. These are priced very aggressively, in line with Kogan's penchant for "market shattering prices". The tablet starts at just $139. The products are scheduled to ship in May, but are for sale now on Kogan's site.

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9 out of 10 Doctors Prefer the iPhone

9 out of 10 Doctors Prefer the iPhone

A recent study by Bulletin Heathcare of the reading habits of its 550,000+ subscribers found that the vast majority of healthcare professionals use iOS based devices to read Bulletin's daily email briefings. The data was collected over a nine month period from June 2010 to February 2011. Android came in a distant second, but did show signs of growth.

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UN Treaty Would Recognize “Mother Earth’s” Rights

UN Treaty Would Recognize “Mother Earth’s” Rights

Bolivia, which has enacted its own "Law of the Rights of Mother Earth", reflecting the beliefs of the indigenous people of that country, is seeking to bring those principles worldwide with a United Nations treaty. The treaty, in draft at this time, would give Mother Earth the same rights as humans, including rights to life, water and clean air, the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities, and the right to be free from pollution.
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