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 Monday, 22-April-2013  11:29:43 (GMT +10) - by booj

eTeknix take a look a six of the gaming platforms expected to launch this year. There are quite a few console hardware releases this year, some bigger than others, some likely doomed to fail or fall into obscurity, but no matter which way you look at it, 2013 is an easy year to find something to play on.

The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has again been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Bitcoin fluctuates wildly as it is, but it is particularly dependent on Mt. Gox as the exchange is the world’s largest. Many believe those behind the DDoS attacks are performing them to drop the digital currency’s valuation so they can buy low and sell high, before doing it all over again.

Drew Endy wants to build a programming language for the body. Endy is the co-director of the International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology — BIOFAB, for short — where he’s part of a team that’s developing a language that will use genetic data to actually program biological cells. That may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but the project is already underway, and the team intends to open source the language, so that other scientists can use it and modify it and perfect it.

In the market for a cheap CPU? Hardcoreware took a look at the FX 4300 vs Core i3 3220 vs A10 5800K.

Some Wall Street suits are claiming that Apple may be on the search for a new CEO after a poor year financially. Their concern over what’s happening at Apple has heightened as there’s no sign that the bleeding will stop quickly. From a trading high of $702 a share reached in September 2012 , the stock has spiraled into a freefall, plummeting to $390 a share by Apr. 19, 2013 — a new 52-week low.

On the topic of Apple, how about this $15 million Iphone 5? (England-based company Stuart Hughes) embedded no fewer than 600 flawless white diamonds within the specially-adapted, solid gold housing, and the Apple logo to the rear of the handset boasts 53 diamonds to itself. The marquee feature is said to be the home button, comprised from a rare 26 carat black diamond which, just on its own, is worth an incredible – wait for it – $14.5 million.

e-tail giant Amazon is planning a foray into TV production. The online retailing giant will let visitors from the U.S, U.K. and Germany watch, rate and critique 14 pilot episodes the company has bankrolled. Viewer comments will help the company decide which shows —if any— get the green light.

Authorities have approved a battery fix for the beleaguered Boeing 787 Dreamliner, paving the way for the resumption of flights. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday approved Boeing’s plans to fix the plane’s lithium-ion batteries after two erupted in smoke and fire on separate planes.

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