Author Archives: Brittany Hillen


Google Q2 2013 earnings trump 2012 with $14.11 billion in revenue

Amidst the smorgasbord of other earnings calls, Google has reported its second quarter results for 2013, showing a significant jump in revenue over the same quarter last year. The Internet giant saw revenue jump all over the board, with site, network, and other revenues representing increases over Q2 2012 ranging from 7-percent to 138-percent.

Researchers use urine to power Samsung cell phone

We all have to charge our cell phones on a regular basis, and we all have to, er, relieve ourselves on a regular basis. Perhaps such was the inspiration behind the work of researchers at the The University of the West of England and University of Bristol who have created a means of charging a cell phone using urine. The technology is called "microbial fuel cells," and a search for funding is underway.

XOLO Play T1000 Tegra 3 gaming smartphone now available

Lava has announced the availability of its XOLO Play T1000, an Android Jelly Bean handset being hailed as a gaming device bearing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and a 4.7-inch display. The device is now available for purchase in India for Rs. 15,999, which works out to a tad under $270 USD. We got a run down of its specs after the jump.

Intel Atom Z2580 processor takes 20% hit following AnTuTu revision

In case you missed it, earlier this month many questioned the AnTuTu benchmark results for Intel's Atom Z2580 processor, which showed it ranking above offerings from Samsung, Qualcomm, and NVIDIA. Such complaints led to a revelation by consulting firm BDTI that the instructions were not being completely executed by the Intel processor, and as a result AnTuTu has released an updated version to correct the issue.
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