Hardware

Bina gives researchers pay-per-use genomic analysis

Genomic-analysis startup Bina Technologies is trying to grow its footprint by giving away its appliances on a pay-per-use basis. It’s also expanding its capabilities to include analysis of exomes, a much smaller but very valuable component of human genes.

HP, Dell and the paradox of the disrupted

Once synonymous with PCs, Hewlett Packard and Dell are now struggling to keep up with the software-driven shift to integrated, differentiated systems. Mark Sigal of Unicorn Labs takes a closer look at how their hardware-centric models have failed them and what the future may hold.

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Is Android broken, and if so, will Google fix it?

For developers, consumers and even carriers, Android seems irreparably broken. But Google will not fix the platform anytime soon, because despite its fragmentation problems, the company is getting what it wants: massive amounts of user data.

Google to buy Motorola for $12.5 billion

Google is delving into the Android hardware business and is buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The news is a shocking turn for the fast-growing Android ecosystem, which was built on Google’s platform but didn’t include any actual hardware built by the company.

4 Apple Purchase Regrets

I spend a lot of money on Apple products, and while most of the time I enjoy them immensely, there have been a few times when I’ve experienced significant buyer’s remorse. Here’s a breakdown of what Apple products I’ve found worms at the core of.

4-Player iPhone and iPad Gaming Headed to Your TV

Gaming on the iPhone or iPad can be fun, but it can also be a little lonely. Even multiplayer iOS games generally require two or more devices, or awkwardly passing one around between players. Griffin is about to release an accessory that could change that.

Apple’s New Look

Apple certainly did “Think Different” when they began using the white body iMacs. Soon it transcended across all Apple products and accessories.…