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Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram - ExtremeTech

By on August 17, 2012 at 10:22 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A bioengineer and geneticist at …

Is The Chinese Game Industry Years Ahead Of The West?

<i>This is a guest post written by Jazy Zhang, the Chief Financial Officer of Giant Interactive Group.</i><p>People in the game industry often say that Chinese game companies are five years ahead of their western counterparts. While western game makers have traditionally led the way in terms of technology, …

Program That Mimics Fish Schooling Fools Fish Experts

You can test your fish schooling smarts, too.<p>Can you tell the difference between robot fish and real ones? You can take this online test to find out. Here's the catch: For every question, both fish schools are rendered as green dots on the screen. It's just that one set of dots corresponds to the …

Sorry, Mr. Prime Minister, Apple didn’t kill Nokia—Nokia did

Finland’s prime minister Alexander Stubb is getting attention for a CNBC appearance yesterday where he—perhaps in jest—blamed Apple for the collapse of two of Finland’s main industries: Nokia’s mobile phone business, and the paper sector.<p>“We have two industrial problems—two champions which went …

You're living in an 8-bit dream world, Neo

The original "Matrix" gets the 8-bit treatment thanks to CineFix, and it's just about as good as the real thing. It's definitely better than the sequels.<p>While many would argue that the sequels didn't end up being that great, the first movie in "The Matrix" trilogy is among the best sci-fi films out …

Console gaming is approaching an evolutionary dead end

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The “next gen” consoles are now current generation, and sales have been fairly disappointing. The largest problem is a two pronged attack from the worlds of …

Wikipedia’s new apps are good for you, but they’re even better for the developing world

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>To many in the United States and Europe, Wikipedia is a website, not an app. Its mobile site is …

Rank Hotels Based on the Quality of Their WiFi

There are few things more frustrating than booking what you think is a great hotel, and then learning about the woeful WiFi service you are subject to when you arrive… having almost certainly already paid for your stay.<p>There may be a remedy for that, or at least a way to wise up on crappy hotel …

Would You Pay $35,000 to Buy the Only Print of This Gorgeous Cape Town Photograph?

The general consensus is that photography as a business is competing in a ‘race to the bottom.’ Photographs are regularly devalued by people who …

Hackers Can Now Tap Into USB Devices To Evade All Known Security Protections

Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin's SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control functions of USB devices but which have no built-in shields against tampering with their code.<p>"You cannot tell where the virus came from. It is …

London student creates machine to 'swap bodies'

A student has created a machine which allows the wearer to “step into the body of another person”<p>A London student has created a machine which allows the wearer to “step into the body of another person”, seeing from their point of view via virtual reality goggles and forcing their limbs to mimic the …

Get totally free talk, text and data on your iPad, thanks to FreedomPop

You may know FreedomPop as the guys who will turn your iPod touch into a free iPhone, but if you have an iPad, the carrier is now willing to do the same thing, giving any Sprint-compatible iPad free talking, texting and data.<p>An iPad is not an iPhone, of course, but it does have LTE abilities, which …

Google's design guidelines spell the end of days for skeumorphism

<b>Feature:</b> the visual language of glossy glass, brushed metal and soft fabric that informed the first wave of interface design for smartphones and apps …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

Today, Bitcoin's Doomsday Scenario Arrived

There is only way to hack the entire Bitcoin network, which has continued to hum along in the face of numerous Bitcoin business failures.<p>It involves …

We’ve seen virtual reality. It’s time to touch it

Haptic feedback and motion control at E3 2014<p>As I write this, there are VR tracking systems for most of your extremities. Stompz are little foot cuffs with sensors. PrioVR is a harness that fits around your wrists and elbows. Both are designed to work with headsets like the Oculus Rift, which many …

Latest iPhone 6 Pictures Reveal 4.7-inch And 5.5-inch Models

It has been a busy week for iPhone 6 leaks. On Monday French blog Nowhereelse.fr leaked images of the iPhone 6 casing, then on Thursday a Taiwanese pop-star Jimmy Lin posted photos of the new handset on his Weibo account.<p>The latest images seem to confirm what the rumour mill has been suggesting for …

Man trapped in Vegas airport makes iPhone music video

Who wants to live all by themselves?<p>Who wants to even be in Las Vegas airport all by themselves?<p>Being all by yourself stifles your creativity, numbs your brain, and renders you lost in an insensate world.<p>There again, if you are stuck in the Vegas airport, the victim of circumstance and airline …

Guess What Steve Jobs Buried in a Time Capsule 30 Years Ago

When someone like Steve Jobs buries a time capsule it makes sense that the world would want to see what's inside it at some point. The world got what …

Three Reasons Google Might Be Serious About The Grid

Why would Google want to create an internal group to develop software and other technology for managing the electrical grid?<p>In many ways, it’s a risky idea.<p>The primary customers are utilities, which tend to be slow, demanding and cheap. Every decision they make must be run through the gamut of …

MakerBot Rewinds With Re-Release of 3D Printed Mixtape

It was two years ago when MakerBot previewed the possibilities of personal 3D printers, delivered in the nostalgic form of a “press record+play” …

E3 2014: Experimenting With The Formula In Nintendo's Nostalgia Industry

Nintendo’s game business has always depended on nostalgia. At its most basic, play is structured around the pain of being unable to return home, both symbolically and systemically. As Nintendo’s position in the market has weakened, with $1.3 billion in losses in the last three years, the company …

What Is XSS, The Vulnerability That Took Down TweetDeck?

If you’re a TweetDeck user, there’s a good chance that you saw a lot of people retweet something like this today:<p>You may also have gotten a dialogue box from TweetDeck in a browser that reminds you of being on the Internet in 2007.<p>TweetDeck, a client application for Twitter power users, was hit …

Dropcam wants to open its doors to developers

Calling all developers: Dropcam has just announced an API Beta Program. This API precursor gives interested third parties the chance to woo Dropcam with mutually-beneficial software integration proposals. The successful ones will get the chance to collaborate directly with Dropcam, working toward a …

Home Automation

Mozilla's $25 Smartphone Is a Brilliant Gamechanger

Mozilla plans to roll out a $25 smartphone by the end of the year, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported Wednesday.<p>$25? For a smartphone? Sounds crazy, …