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Submission + - Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome (

An anonymous reader writes: Firefox 4's JavaScript engine is now faster than V8 (used in Chrome) and Nitro (used in Safari) in the SunSpider benchmark on x86. On Mozilla's test system Nitro completes the benchmark in 369.7 milliseconds, V8 in 356.5 milliseconds, and Firefox 4's TraceMonkey and JaegerMonkey combination in 350.3 milliseconds. Conceivably Tech has a brief rundown of some benchmark figures from their test system obtained with the latest JS preview build of Firefox 4: 'Our AMD Phenom X6-based Dell XPS 7100 PC completed the Sunspider test with the latest Firefox JS (4.0 b8-pre) build in 478.6 ms this morning, while Chrome 8.0.560.0 clocked in at 589.8 ms.' On x86-64 Nitro still has the lead over V8 and TraceMonkey+JaegerMonkey in the SunSpider benchmark.

Submission + - Bye, bye, Blu-ray! Hello Future WD TV! (

crazyeyes writes: Why is anyone still using Blu-ray when the future is already here? Media players like WD Elements Play have everything you need — 1080p video playback plus a ton of storage. Why bother with old-fashioned discs?

If that's not enough, rumours have it that Western Digital is coming up with the ultimate version of the WD TV . Think of it as the new Elements Play on steroids. It will come with WiFi-N, USB 3.0, web browing capabilities, new GUI and 2 TB of storage. And it will come in time for Christmas!

"What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own data." -- Arthur Miller