On Monday, during Apple's fourth-quarter earnings conference call, CEO Steve Jobs spoke his mind about the rivalry between his company's iPhone and Google's Android mobile-phone platform. Careful not to mince words, Jobs flatly stated that he believes Apple's mobile approach is what's best for consumers. "When selling to users who want their devices to just work, we believe integrated will trump fragmented every time," he said, before predicting Apple's victory. "We are confident that it will triumph over Google's fragmented approach, no matter how many times Google tries to characterize it as open." And what about BlackBerry? According to Steve, he doesn't "see them catching us in the foreseeable future." If those aren't fighting words, we don't know what are. [NY Times]

Leaving your work computer on throughout the night and weekend does more harm than you may think. [Life Hacker]

Here's what went down at the science fair that President Obama hosted at the White House. [Geek Dad]

This Thursday, comet Hartley 2 will come within 11 miles of Earth. Get your telescopes ready. [Wired Science]

Another day, another vow from Facebook to fix its privacy issues. [NY Times]

Before the end of 2010, approximately 30% of the world's population will be online. Damn, that's a lot of tweets. [Mashable]

Palm ain't dead! Though now owned by HP, the smartphone maker will drop the Pre 2 before the end of the year, complete with an all-new WebOS 2 operating system. [Boy Genius Reports]

Futuristic fly shit: instant coffee in a straw. Seriously. [Gizmodo]

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