Keep up with science, technology news with PopSci.com Android app

Jan 26, 2011
Tech

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The app’s home page has a very clean design, with a single featured article at the top. Below that is a long, scrollable list of articles. This list is defaulted to “All Articles,” but users can click the small “Categories” button to filter articles by topic: “Cars,” “Environment,” “Gadgets,” “Science” and “Technology.” The app manages to store a lot of information, but also keeps it organized.

Any stories of interest can be shared either by Facebook and Twitter, or by SMS, Bluetooth or email.

One complaint I have about PopSci.com is how invasive its advertising is. When I was checking out the app, a major car maker had ads that were lined up along both the top and bottom of the screen. While the ad near the top had smaller icons and was confined to the right hand corner, the ad at the bottom shot out at me like a pop-up. The first time my finger inched down in that direction, the ad would propel itself upward, and get in my way. I found it irritating.

Still, this app is an efficient way to keep the future at your fingertips.

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Caitlin M. Foyt

Caitlin M. Foyt is another young journalist chasing after her dreams. She wishes it was physically possible to document everything she saw, heard, felt or thought -- kind of like a more neurotic Harriet the Spy.

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