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Android 'started over' the day the iPhone was announced

Apple's boast that the iPhone changed everything about the mobile industry has received some support from one of Android's original software architects. Chris DeSalvo, who worked alongside Andy Rubin at Danger before joining Google to build its mobile OS, says that the iPhone's announcement forced …

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 …

Marvel showcases six of Tony Stark's new Iron Man 3 armors

There was some confusion last July when Marvel Studios’ unveiled Tony Stark’s latest armor – the Mark 47 – for the upcoming sequel <b>Iron Man 3</b>, seeing …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

Brain Scans Predict Which Criminals Are Most Likely to Reoffend

Brain scans of convicted felons can predict which ones are most likely to get arrested after they get out of prison, scientists have found in a study …

BBC Commissions 6 Dramas Exclusively for iPlayer

Earlier this year, we reported that mainstream BBC programming was to be shown exclusively on iPlayer for the first time, following a handful of other online-only endeavors in 2012. And today, the BBC has announced it has commissioned a strand of new BBC Three dramas exclusively for its online …

Facebook Messenger for iOS Gets VoIP in the UK

Facebook has updated its iOS Messenger app in the UK today to include VoIP calling, just as it does in the US and Canada. This feature is live now – it doesn’t require you to download an updated version of the app.<p>You may remember back in January, we reported that Facebook pushed updates to its …

Apple Working on 4K 'Ultra HD' Television Set for Late 2013 or Early 2014 Launch?

Apple's rumored television set project has a long history of claims from various sources, and while the "iWatch" has taken on a more prominent place in the rumor mill in recent months, an Apple television continues to be on the radar of a number of industry watchers.<p><i>Digitimes</i> now reports on word …