Google Phone Better Than iPhone?

"Apple’s legions of devotees should brace their hipster selves for an inevitable fall from grace," says Dennis Kneale at the Daily Beast after sampling Google's yet-unreleased smartphone.

"Apple’s legions of devotees should brace their hipster selves for an inevitable fall from grace," says Dennis Kneale at the Daily Beast after sampling Google's yet-unreleased smartphone. While Apple once fought the Evil Empire of Microsoft, now Google finds itself battling an Apple that is obsessed with control and closed-source programming. "One year from now," predicts Knealse, "the iPhone will lose its perch as the world’s most important mobile platform, toppled by Android, the 'open,' all-comers-welcome design from Apple’s avowed enemy, Google."

Related Articles

Why are Americans so bad at math?

Research shows that the way math is taught in schools and how its conceptualized as a subject is severely impairing American student's ability to learn and understand the material.

One derivative coming right up... (Photo: Getty Images)
Technology & Innovation
  • Americans continually score either in the mid- or bottom-tier when it comes to math and science compared to their international peers.
  • Students have a fundamental misunderstanding of what math is and what it can do. By viewing it as a language, students and teachers can begin to conceptualize it in easier and more practical ways.
  • A lot of mistakes come from worrying too much about rote memorization and speedy problem-solving and from students missing large gaps in a subject that is reliant on learning concepts sequentially.
Keep reading Show less

How swimming in cold water could treat depression

The surprisingly simple treatment could prove promising for doctors and patients seeking to treat depression without medication.

Photo by Luis Marina/Flickr
Mind & Brain
  • A new report shows how cold-water swimming was an effective treatment for a 24-year-old mother.
  • The treatment is based on cross-adaptation, a phenomenon where individuals become less sensitive to a stimulus after being exposed to another.
  • Getting used to the shock of cold-water swimming could blunt your body's sensitivity to other stressors.
Keep reading Show less

Eating your kids may improve your sex life? Sounds fishy.

Maybe try counseling first before you try this, married folks.

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash
Surprising Science
  • The study looks at cannibalism in fish.
  • If it doesn't look like the brood is going to be 'productive,' it might get eaten.
  • Don't try this at home. Seriously, don't. Human beings deserve love and respect.
Keep reading Show less