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The After Math: Facebook finds a new Home, robot hands get cheaper and the Bluths are back


Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages

It's finally Friday, and while the week kicked off with one too many April 1st efforts, the big news for TAM this week is a release date for the Netflix-exclusive fourth season of Arrested Development. Nothing else should matter, but if you think it does, Facebook finally showed off their new game plan for mobile and HTC appeared from the sidelines with a new phone to house it. According to some, Windows Phone has also started to claim a less embarrassing share of the smartphone market too. We crunch and spit out the numbers after the break.

  • Typical cost of robot appendages that mimic human hands: $10,000
  • Cost of building DARPA's latest high-end robot hands: Less than $3,000
  • Number of Google April 1st "projects": 3
  • Number of Google projects being axed this spring: 8 (Including Google Reader)
  • Minutes of free WiFi available on the Tokyo Metro system: 15
  • Length, in minutes, of the latest Engadget Show: 60
  • Years since the world's first handheld mobile phone call: 40
  • Weight (in ounces) of that first phone, the Motorola DynaTAC: 28
  • Weight (in ounces) of the HTC First: 4.4
  • Number of "likes" on HTC USA's First Facebook announcement: 1,600-plus
  • Number of reported active Facebook users as of December 2012: 1.06 billion

The After Math Facebook finds a new Home, robot hands get cheaper and the Bluths are back

  • Windows Phone market share in the US for the three-month period ending February 2012, according to Kantar: 2.7 percent
  • Share in the US during the same period in 2013: 4.1 percent
  • Share in Italy during that period: 13.1 percent
  • Prize fund offered by FTC for stopping illegal autodial spammers: $50,000
  • Number of nuisance call complaints the FTC receives in a month: 200,000
  • New episodes of Arrested Development coming exclusively to Netflix: 15
  • Number of episodes in original season: 22
  • Lucilles: 2
  • Loose seals: 1

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