Hey Cupertino! The Morning (+)Addition

Is there an Echo in here?

The Amazon Echo. Part speaker part creepy listening tube. By Amazon. Really.

Office for iPhone

Free. This is not your Ballmer's Microsoft. Hands-on at Ars.


iPad FTW!

According to a fourth quarter update from Chitika's research arm Chitika Insights, the iPad's 79.9 percent marketshare is down from 81 percent year-over-year, but still sits far ahead of the closest competition, which happens to be Amazon's Kindle Fire series at 6.7 percent. Traffic generated by Amazon's tablets held steady year-over-year.


Sells well, makes nothing:

Smartphone newcomer OnePlus has revealed it has sold 500,000 devices since it launched the OnePlus One during the summer. The phone made quite an impact when it arrived, thanks to its high specs and low-end price. The Snapdragon 801-powered, 5-inch full HD phone is yours for just $300, if you choose the most basic model. Unsurprisingly, OnePlus isn’t making a huge amount of money of the One, telling forbes.com the profit is a “single-figure dollar amount.”

In where I do not like the sound of this

Did you say robotic scallops swimming through blood and eyeball fluid?

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, a team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of scallops so small, they can barely be seen by the naked eye. These micro-robo-scallops move back and forth to swim through blood, eyeball fluids and other liquids inside our body.

Yep, that's what I thought you said.