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JavaScript is closing the gap on native performance, says Mozilla

In a new post on web technology performance, Mozilla says it’s cracked the code on faster, better-performing JavaScript.<p>In fact, Mozilla researcher Alon Zakai writes, JavaScript is getting closer and closer to matching native OS technologies when it comes to certain performance benchmarks.<p>“Asm.js …

Running Zork in DOS on Chrome while offline? Yup, you can do that

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Each week we recommend either a Chrome(s goog) app or extension on our Chrome Show podcast and this week harkens back to well …

AOL Cracks Down On A Startup For Downloading 'CrunchBase' Data

Pro Populi makes an app for smartphones and Google Glass called "People+." The company says it's like a dictionary of people and companies in the tech and startup scenes. That's essentially what CrunchBase is, but it's accessed on the Web, not a mobile app.<p>"The dispute centers on whether People+ …

Adtech startups who ignored the naysayers are now seeing big payoffs

Last week, a little-known French company called Criteo had a successful listing on NASDAQ. At last check the company was valued over $1.9B or about 9x net revenue. A nice multiple indeed! This comes on the heels of RocketFuel listing successfully last month and climbing to a valuation that …

Out of the picture: why the world's best photo startup is going out of business

One day last month, the seven employees of Everpix gathered at their co-working space in San Francisco to discuss the company's impending shutdown. Wayne Fan, one of the co-founders, opened a mock-up of the screen that the photo storage service’s customers would see once the company announced the …

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

What Land Did Europeans Actually Discover? [Infographic]

Uh, some islands 'n' stuff?<p>In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. And promptly "discovered" a new world...one where plenty of people had already lived for thousands of years. What other "new worlds" did European explorers stumble upon during the Age of Discovery, like a college freshman …

A 3-D Printer Can Pay For Itself In Less Than A Year

Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers found that you could recoup the up-front cost of a 3-D printer in less than a year.<p>The …

New Evidence: When Did Humanity's Last Common Male And Female Ancestors Live?

Sadly, Adam and Eve probably didn't date each other.<p>Hundreds of thousands of years ago—when people still lived in small hunter-gatherer bands, when it's not even clear they were totally anatomically modern (though they probably were)—something happened in the human genome.<p>Somewhere in Africa, a man …