Peter Kafka

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Safe Bet: You Are Watching More Video on Your Phone Than You Did a Year Ago

You are almost certainly watching more moving pictures on your phone than you did a year ago–either because you have a new phone that makes that easier to do, or there’s more stuff to watch, or both. How much more? That’s a tough stat to figure out, but video search engine MeFeedia hazards a guess: It says mobile traffic to its site is up 60 percent this year. Most of that, unsurprisingly, has been driven by Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus