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Remember bada? Well, it’s giving Windows Phone a kicking

Remember bada? Well, it’s giving Windows Phone a kicking

Samsung's bada platform may be less well known than Windows Phone, but it's still outselling Microsoft platform in worldwide smartphone sales. While the big movement may be up at the iOS and Android end, bada's 3-percent of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012 is, according to the latest clutch of stats from analysts Gartner, enough to eclipse Microsoft's OS at 2.4-percent. However, that could well change as Windows Phone 8 sales begin.

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Android to surpass Windows in OS market share by 2016

Android to surpass Windows in OS market share by 2016

There's no doubt about it: mobile device sales are booming, while traditional computer sales are leveling out. In fact, PC shipments dipped for the first time in 11 years. However, it's estimated that there will be around 1.5 billion devices running the Windows OS by the end of the year, compared to the just over 600 million devices running Android. In four years' time, though, that may change.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 15, 2012

Welcome back to Monday everyone - we've got a heaping helping of news to recap, so let's dive right in. Today we found out that Apple's manufacturing partnership with Samsung may not last much longer, and that the Google Nexus 7 might just be the best-selling Android tablet ever (which, given its immense popularity, doesn't surprise us in the least). One Walmart store has its shelves fully stocked with copies of Windows 8, and this afternoon, we have reason to believe that a new, slimmer iMac may be in the pipeline.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 15, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 15, 2012

This morning we're just about ready to jump in on another wave of new smartphones, tablets, and Windows 8 to be sure. With the 26th approaching rapidly, you'll see more than your fair share of Windows 8 news popping up from manufacturers as well as software developers attempting to get their piece of the touchscreen pie. With the holiday season approaching soon as well, you're destined to be inundated by product news on top of product news, all for the greater good of the personal technology explosion!

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Red Bull Stratos helmet cam shows terrifying 128k foot fall

Red Bull Stratos helmet cam shows terrifying 128k foot fall

New video from the helmet-mounted camera of 128,100 foot skydiver Felix Baumgartner has been released, showing the daredevil's plummeting return to Earth from the edges of the stratosphere. The video, shown on Austrian TV, is a stomach-turning insight into just how incredible Baumgartner's dive proved to be, with speeds reaching 833mph at one point. Meanwhile, a mission highlights video from the Red Bull Stratos team makes the whole thing look terribly easy.

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Red Bull Stratos supersonic skydive live: Felix is falling!

Red Bull Stratos supersonic skydive live: Felix is falling!

For those of you not already watching the live video feed of the Felix Baumgartner jump from space down to the planet in a Red Bull stunt for the record books, now's a good time to start - he's jumped! This jump had been cancelled earlier in the week due to weather conditions then postponed for the same reason, here working with conditions that allow the jump to go on optimally (so far) straight down from 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters above the ground. If all goes as planned, this mission will break more than one world record, and will be more than just a little bit of a good PR bit for the Red Bull brand.

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