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+ - Smartphone users are taking over the world (study)->

Submitted by tekgoblin
tekgoblin (1675894) writes "A study has been released today by comScore that counted how many users had downloaded applications with their phones. The data covered smartphone users vs non-smartphone users. It showed that approximately 60% of smartphone users had downloaded applications with their phones while 39% with regular phones with data connections. The data covers 75.6 million subscribers over the age of 13."
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Games

+ - Lost online games from the pre-Web era->

Submitted by harrymcc
harrymcc (1641347) writes "Long before the Web came along, people were playing online games--on BBSes, on services such as Prodigy and CompuServe, and elsewhere. Gaming historian Benj Edwards has rounded up a dozen RPGs, MUDs, and other fascinating curiosities from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s--and the cool part is, they're all playable on the Web today."
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