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The After Math: Exploring Glass, Apple's cash and Nintendo's no-go keynote

Mat Smith, @thatmatsmith
April 28, 2013
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Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages

We've been getting our first unfiltered experiences with Google Glass this week, which makes it the perfect time to go over some of the salient points up until now. At the same time, Apple sold more hardware, more apps and made even more money -- it was largely another good quarter for the Cupertino coffers. Add in a million-second game show and there are more than enough numbers to play around with in this week's After Math.

  • Duration of NBC's forthcoming second-screen game show: 1 million seconds (just under 278 hours)
  • Battery life of Intel's next-generation Haswell reference laptop, in tablet mode: 10 hours
  • Battery life of Apple's current-gen iPad: 10 hours
  • Apple's profit for Q2 2013: $9.5 billion
  • iPhones sold in that period: 37.4 million
  • Estimated population of California: 38 million
  • Samsung smartphones shipped in Q1 2013, according to IDC: 70.7 million
  • Total worldwide mobile phone shipments for Q1 2013, according to IDC: 418.6 million
  • Total number of Nintendo Gameboys sold to-date: 118.69 million
  • Number of Nintendo keynotes at E3 2013: zero
  • Engadget EIC Tim Stevens' Google Glass registration number: 782
  • Price for early adopter "Explorer" edition: $1,500 plus tax
  • Fetching price on eBay for the special edition (before it was pulled): $95,300
  • Number of clicks to get to this Google Glass Easter egg: 9
  • Number of licks to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop: Tha-ree

In this article: aftermath, apple, earnings, google, googleglass
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