Mobile Android Data Usage Averages 870MB/Month

NPD Connected Intelligence has determined the average Android user consumer 870MB of data over cellular networks a month and about 2.5 GB over Wi-Fi. The number indicate user prefer to use the faster Wi-Fi for the more data intensive applications, video, etc. which should come as a surprise to no one. NPD’s cellular vs. Wi-Fi usage statistics are broken down by age. NPD found that 18-24 year olds used the most cellular data of any age group, at 1.05 GB per month. Users aged 55 or older used the least cellular data, just 750 MB per month. For Wi-Fi, users 25 and 34 downloaded the most data over Wi-Fi, at 3.01 GB per month. Users 55 and older used the least, at 1.42 GB per month on Wi-Fi. – FierceWireless

Curiosity Explores Ancient Riverbed

We wanted to give an update on the progress of the Martian rover Curiosity. The rover has moved into the Gale crater to explore what NASA believes is an ancient riverbed. Curiosity has uncovered a rock, nicknamed Hottah, “looked like someone came to the surface of Mars with a jackhammer,” said John Grotzinger of Caltech, project scientist for the mission, during a NASA press conference today,  “adding that it wouldn’t look out of place as a slab of concrete in downtown L.A.” – Wired

Google to Use Wind Power at Oklahome Data Center

We have previously documented Apple’s use of solar power at its North Carolina data center and now it is Google’s turn. The Oklahoma based data center for the search giant has negotiated a deal to supply it with 48MW of wind energy from Apex’s Canadian Hills Wind Project. The wind project will be online in late 2012, so Google will be using power from Grand River Dam Authority until then – Engadget