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Felix Baumgartner went faster than we thought

Felix Baumgartner went faster than we thought

We followed the exploits of Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team with interest back in October of 2012. Baumgartner climbed into a specially designed capsule attached to a massive balloon and hitched a ride to 24 miles above the Earth's surface. Once at that height, Baumgartner jumped.

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Gartner: Apple just as Enterprise friendly as Microsoft by 2014

Gartner: Apple just as Enterprise friendly as Microsoft by 2014

This week Gartner has released a report in which they predict Apple to be as accepted by Enterprise IT by the year 2014 as Microsoft is here in 2013. That's may appear to be a mighty large feat for those unaware of the inroads Apple's taken over the past few years into this space that's traditionally be dominated by Microsoft, but the truth of the matter is as Gartner says - it's certainly looking like Apple's presence in the business world is about to get much more visible if (and perhaps when) it reaches past Microsoft.

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Gartner: Hybrid apps take 50% of mobile market by 2016

Gartner: Hybrid apps take 50% of mobile market by 2016

This week the analysis team at Gartner has made it clear that they expect the mobile app market to be more than 50% made up of apps that are cross-platform, aka "hybrid apps". These apps will be working with a combination of the "portability" of HTML5 Web apps with a native container for each different device, regardless of mobile OS. This means that, as many high-end apps release today already do, so will a much more vast cross-section of brands bring their apps to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and more.

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Felix Baumgartner attempts record-breaking supersonic skydive today

Felix Baumgartner attempts record-breaking supersonic skydive today

We've been following daredevil Felix Baumgartner and his Red Bull Stratos team as they prepare to attempt to break the speed of sound during a skydive from 23 miles above the Earth's surface. So far, Baumgartner and his team have successfully completed several test skydives from lower altitudes. Today is the day that Baumgartner will attempt to set the record for the highest skydive ever made.

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Gartner: Worldwide phone sales shrink 2.3%

Gartner: Worldwide phone sales shrink 2.3%

According to research and analyst firm Gartner, the worldwide mobile phone market shrank by 2.3% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. Gartner cites the worldwide economy as the reason for the decline, and also points to current smartphone owners holding off on upgrading their handsets as the release of the next iPhone looms large.

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Felix Baumgartner survives practice jump from 96,640 feet

Felix Baumgartner survives practice jump from 96,640 feet

We talked more than a few times about Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. The man has a goal of making the world's first skydive from space. The daredevil has been conducting practice jumps over the last several months and made his most recent practice jump this week. On July 25, Baumgartner climbed into his specially made capsule attached to a high-altitude balloon and traveled to 96,640 feet.

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iPad will continue to lead in 2016, says Gartner

iPad will continue to lead in 2016, says Gartner

Market research firm Gartner has released its latest forecasts for worldwide media tablet sales to end-users, revealing that the iPad will continue to take the lead through at least 2016. Its forecast estimates tablet sales for 2012 to be 118.9 million units, which is up 98 percent from the 60 million units sold in 2011.

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Felix Baumgartner survives practice jump from 13 miles up

Felix Baumgartner survives practice jump from 13 miles up

We talked about the crazy Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner a few times now as he gets ready to jump from what will be a world record altitude in the coming months. Baumgartner just completed a practice jump that saw him leap out of a pressurized capsule wearing a pressure suit similar to what astronauts don from 13 miles above the ground. The altitude was 71,581 feet.

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