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The head Android honcho over at Google, Andy Rubin, had a few choice words to say about the iPhone 4S' personal assistant Siri. According to Rubin, we should spend more time talking with actual people than with our phones, and that Apple's technology "isn't a new notion."
BlackBerry Messenger gains another rival to its messaging crown with the launch of Facebook Messenger for BlackBerry. Facebook now has the top three smartphone platforms covered, with Messenger apps on iOS and Android already available.
Asus Chairman Johnny Shih has just slipped an exciting new product out of his briefcase at tech event AsiaD -- the long-rumoured updated Eee Transformer Android tablet. It's almost as exciting as the epic teaser trailer.
As an Android user, I'm absolutely jonesing for my Ice Cream Sandwich fix. I can't wait! Luckily our transatlantic brothers at Lifehacker understand that pain, and have put together an amazing guide to getting all those Android 4.0 features NOW. From facial recognition, to a customisable lock-screen, to a better gallery app, it's all over here: [Lifehacker]
This stunning photo is of a giant gas bubble that's been blown by the Bubble nebula, NGC 7635. The bubble was created by the intense radiation and stellar winds coming off a nearby star -- not quite as serene as it looks. [Larry Van Vleet via Space.com]
I'd be certain Michael Bay's behind this Asus EeePad Transformer 2 teaser video, if it weren't for the suspicious lack of explosions. Everything else is so amazingly, hilariously, gaudy-ing-ly over-the-top that you can't help but want one.
This is NOT Angry Birds. Yes, you do fling avians in graceful arcs towards a target and yes, you get a star rating at the end of each level and -- again, yes -- the graphics are cut from the same cartoonish cloth. But these are mere coincidences! For a start, there is only one bird. He even seems quite content.
YouTube is pretty legendary for its horrendously insulting commenters. Homophobia, racism, sexism -- it's all there. But some insulters can be quite witty. The YouTube Insult Generator is a search engine for decent insults; finally you can mine something useful out of the tosh. [YouTube Insult Generator via Wired UK]
US monitoring body the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its research on the effects of TV-watching on toddlers, concluding that there are "potentially negative effects and no known positive effects" from plonking baby down in front of the box.
Coldplay? Or maybe just Eye of the Tiger on repeat? Whatever they listen to, they can now stream those favourite tracks on Spotify's brand new BlackBerry app. A Premium subscription is required (£10/month), but all the usual features are included. No love for Torch 9800 owners, mind you. [Spotify]
The knowingly sexist Duke Nukem has got himself in trouble with the UK Advertising Standards Authority, which has barred publisher 2K Games from showing its lapdancing-themed Duke advert before 11.00pm.
While the vast majority of Brits can only dream of the kind of connectivity the likes of South Korea have, residents of Prices Court in Wandsworth can live that dream as of today -- gigabit broadband is go.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken out on the digital threats facing the UK, claiming the government is "trying to prevent an arms race in cyber space" by upping its spending on preventing digital attacks.
Sony's quad-core PSP update won't be your Christmas present. The gaming giant has announced a Feb 22nd launch for PS Vita in the UK, which will cost £229 for the Wi-Fi model and £279 for the 3G version. [Sony]