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Internal Documents: Samsung Wants To Abandon Android

Last week, Samsung brought out a document put together by an Apple sales team that showed how the iPhone-maker thinks about its competition with Android, among other evidence used in cross-examination.<p>This week, Apple brought out documents that show that Samsung's tablet sales were far lower in …

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NBC's iOS app can now send shows to your TV, sort of

The big US broadcasters like to tout the strength of their mobile TV apps, but actually viewing the apps' content <i>on a TV</i> has frequently proven elusive. That's a rather glaring omission, don't you think? Some credit is due to NBC, then, as it recently updated its iOS app with AirPlay support. …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …

Space Station Glitch Could Delay SpaceX Cargo Ship’s Launch

NASA is weighing whether the failure of a backup electronics box for the International Space Station's robotic arm system will force another postponement in SpaceX's launch of a Dragon cargo ship.<p>The box will eventually have to be replaced, NASA said. That might require SpaceX, the California-based …

Amazon phone: Forget the 3D gimmicks. It's all about the price

"They're happy to sell you a vending machine and they'll even sell you a vending machine at cost."<p>-- Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart

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