We had an interesting week this week with the pre-alpha release of Bleep, formerly known as Bittorrent Chat. You can see more in this post, but it’s a peer-to-peer chat client from the makers of Bittorrent and Bittorrent Sync.
Jason and Mike went off on a sci-fi turned reality tangent as they told you all about Roger Sawyer’s Em Drive, a seemingly physics-defying propulsion device that could radically change how we approach space travel. There was significant doubt as to whether his theory would work, but it does, though no one is really sure why.
Android hit a new record high of 85% of global market share for smartphone OSs. In contrast, Apple’s iOS dropped again, landing at 11.9% of the same market last quarter.
Speaking of smartphones, Virgin Mobile is offering a new plan, giving users unlimited access to the social network of their choice on top of the standard minutes/data package they buy. The plan does not, however, offer any additional data for other services, which may lead to significant overages by users who aren’t careful.
While we’re on the topic of phones, Jason’s phone died a couple of weeks ago, so he talked about what his next steps are. Because he uses Google Voice, he’s said he has no service allegiance, and was shopping around before he made a decision.
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