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Seeds of Life Live Wallpaper Is Concepterrific!

If you’re like me, you’re constantly looking for ways to make your phone’s homescreen weird people out. Well, if weird looks are what you’re looking for, look no further! The Seeds of Life live wallpaper for Android (2.1+) is just the kind of sperm-tastic visual oddity you need!

To be honest, there have been a lot of live wallpapers since the feature’s introduction that simply don’t live up to the hype. The brilliance of live wallpapers isn’t just motion. It’s customization! It’s interactivity! It’s creating something that’s dynamic and responsive and makes your phone feel alive! And boy does Seeds of Life deliver!

For starters, you can customize the speed, population, or color of the….*ahem*…..”seeds”. Which the wallpaper insists is what they are. Hey, far be it from me to call a spade a spade. You can also customize the background color, or accept the default of cycling between soft, colorful background hues. Relaxing!

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Remember, these things are interactive! Once you’ve set it as your live wallpaper, tap anywhere on the screen and the “seeds” will begin swimming in that direction. Moreover, drag an icon or widget to any spot on your homescreen, either from the drawer or elsewhere on your homescreen. As soon as it lands, all the little seeds will immediately scurry over to see what’s up! Looks like they’re trying to get in, almost! Ha! Actually, you know, I think one may have made it in. Just one, though.

For roughly $0.77 in the Market, how could you possibly pass up such a fertil-err, fun live wallpaper?

Nielsen Study Finds Women Don’t Know What They Want

Nielsen, the company that’s indirectly responsible for the cancellation of Firefly (friggin’ ratings, what do they know?) has released a smartphone study that confirms what sexist, chauvinistic men have known for years: women don’t know what they want.

When asked what smartphone operating system users planning to upgrade would like for their next phone, 14.9% of men said they were undecided, while a substantially higher percentage, 23.8% of women had no idea what they planned to get. The difference between them, almost 9% of women polled, is a larger group than either gender’s subgroup that said they wanted a Windows Mobile phone. This, of course, raises the question: People still want Windows Mobile phones?

Now, I’m sure some naysayers will come along and say “How dare you! A small percentage of women being undecided on their cellphone purchase which could be as far as a year away doesn’t imply that an entire gender is incapable of making decisions!” Well, to you I would ask one simple question: If we can’t extrapolate the (sometimes perfectly rational) opinions and desires of a percentage of a type of people and apply them to the entire group, where did we get stereotypes in the first place? Hmm?

I think I’ve made my point.

[via Engadet]

T-Mobile Claims Title of Largest 4G Network, Pisses Off Everyone

Not content with annoying pedantic nerds, T-Mobile has decided to go and piss off Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T by claiming they now have the nation’s largest 4G network. Verizon and AT&T are stuck retorting with PR statements nobody cares about, since they can’t reply with counter-ads since they have no 4G network of their own to advertise yet. Sprint keeps hawking the Evo.

Of course, competing carriers aren’t the only ones T-Mo is pissing off. The ITU, which is kinda like the FCC for the UN but not really, is in the business of regulating all of the other acronyms the UN hasn’t already used up. And they’ve determined that “4G” can only apply to WiMax2 and LTE-Advanced. Why? Screw you. That’s why.
So, T-Mobile’s just hung the sense of it and started putting out ads twisting the knife.