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Scientists Create Life That Reads a New Language in the Letters of DNA

Redefining what cells understand when they interpret the genetic code.<p>Marc Lajoie is working on a new type of genetically engineered life: organisms that read a new language of DNA. That is, they have the same letters in their DNA—A,C,G, and T—but they read and interpret them in a totally different …

Genetics

Opinion: What can we expect from the 2016 MacBooks, rumored to be launched by June?

With KGI suggesting that we could see new MacBook models as early as the first half of the year, I thought it would be a good time to expand on the suggestions we made in our 2016 roundup and speculate in a little more detail on what we might expect from those machines.<p>There <i>is</i> rather a lot of …

GoPro and Periscope -- A Match That Makes Some Sense

GoPro is teaming up with Twitter-owned Periscope to allow users to broadcast live from their GoPro devices connected to iPhones, according to a GoPro announcement.<p>Persicope, along with Meerkat, is an app that allows smartphone users to create live broadcasts. All you have to do is download the app, …

The Olympus Pen-F is a classic film camera with digital guts

If you like to read photography blogs, this one should come as no surprise. But at least now it's official: Olympus is resurrecting one of its flagship film rangefinders, the Pen F, as a mirrorless digital camera.<p>The new Pen-F will be available in the US in early March, will cost $1,199, and — if …

iPad Air 3 May Come With Camera Flash And Four Speakers

Apple is expected to hold a press event in March where they will announce the new smaller 4 inch iPhone, they are also expected to reveal the new …

Vaio wants to be the premium Windows laptop maker

Vaio has been slowly making its way back into the US after splitting off from Sony, and today it's taking a big step with the introduction of three more laptops targeted at pros — or, really, anyone who wants a higher-end machine. Of the three, the highlight is the Vaio Z Flip, which includes a …

Limited Edition Leica M-P Panda Edition Camera Unveiled

Camera manufacturer Leica has unveiled a new addition to its range in the form of a pair of limited edition cameras called the Leica M-P or Panda …

QuietOn Active Noise-Canceling Earplugs Would Scream Silence Into Your Ears

Most noise-canceling options are designed for listening to music, but these are just to get some peace and quiet.<p>Noise-canceling technology is actually quite sophisticated. Rather than absorbing sound waves, like sound-reducing foams and the fiberglass you can find lining soundproof rooms, …

Consumer Tech

Apple Seeds Second iOS 9.3 Beta to Public Beta Testers

- Jan 27, 2016<p>Apple seeded the second beta of iOS 9.3 to beta testers on Wednesday, which includes the Night Shift toggle in the iOS Control Center, …

Beta Testing

Office for iOS Gets New Storage Integrations

For nearly two months now, I've been using Microsoft's Office apps for my accounting and other MacStories projects; I've also begun moving my cloud file management to Box. Hence, I'm glad that Microsoft has started expanding Office's file management abilities on iOS, adding the option to import …

Microsoft Office lets you edit files in more cloud storage apps

Microsoft has announced that it’s adding support for a range of cloud storage services in its Web-based Office productivity suite.<p>That means you no longer have to import your documents from other cloud storage services in Microsoft’s OneDrive or SharePoint Online to work on them with team members …

Hack Your Shower to Reuse Heat and Water

Imagine taking a deliciously long hot shower… Sounds great, except for all that fresh water and heat energy pouring down the drain! Well now you can enjoy long showers without the waste. Recover and recycle the water and heat, cutting your shower’s environmental footprint by about 90% with …

Personal Hygiene

New App Uses Kid’s Fascination With Smartphones to Teach Them Coding

- Oct 14, 2015<p>His young son’s fascination with his smartphone has lead developer Raul Gutierrez to create a new app that uses kid’s obsessions with …

iOS Apps

Apple Updates iWork Apps for iOS and OS X

- Oct 16, 2015<p>Apple on Thursday updated its iWork apps for both the Mac OS X and iOS platforms. The new versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote offer …

App Store

Quick Tip: How to Disconnect Your iOS 9 Device From a Bluetooth Accessory

- Oct 16, 2015<p>iOS 9 has made sharing Bluetooth devices with more than one iOS device much easier. In previous versions of iOS, you has to either …

iOS

Report: OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Update to Fix Office 2016 Issues

- Oct 16, 2015<p>If you’re an Office 2016 user who updated to OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and have been having all sorts of issues with Microsoft’s …

Operating Systems

MacTrast Deals: Cord2Go – Pop It & Lock It: A Cable-Storage & Charger So Slim You Can Take It Anywhere

- Oct 18, 2015<p>Who wouldn’t love to have an MFi-certified Lightning cable handy whenever you need it? The lightweight Cord2Go keeps everything ready …

Free Shipping

Microsoft's first laptop goes on sale today

Today is the first day you can buy a laptop that's entirely made by Microsoft.<p>The new Surface Book is being sold from the Microsoft online store, as well as Amazon. Other physical and online retailers will list their availability of the Surface Book soon.<p>It's somewhat historic, as whenever you buy …

The 50 best colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, the most important factor to consider is how much that school helps students succeed in life.<p>For our seventh annual ranking of the best colleges in America, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their …

Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Stephen Hawking, who once stunned the scientific community by saying that black holes emit radiation, expounded on another groundbreaking theory on Tuesday.<p>"The message of this lecture is that black holes ain't as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," …

The Four Types Of Productivity Styles

Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and used the planner they provided as instructed. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that my productivity hadn't improved. As I looked around at my …

How to Simplify Your Life with Systems

Life is vast, unpredictable, and complicated.Systems make it simpler. Systems thinking allows us to take control of a part of life, reduce it to a …

Productivity in Mind: How Ryder Carroll Designed Bullet Journal

Track the past, organize the present, and prepare for the future.Sound like a familiar challenge?Ryder Carroll, a New York-based designer, set out to …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

Do OmniFocus Better: 3 Fundamental Tactics

Of all of the important lessons I learned from my parents as I grew up, few stand out in my mind more clearly than my old man repeatedly instructing …

Time Management

Best airlines for germaphobes

If you’re one of those people who fly with Purell and worry about sniffling passenger sitting next to you, then this survey is for you.<p>Skytrax …

Brilliant USC commencement speech on Leonard Cohen, turning off tech, and potato chips

This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone …

The inexplicable story of Steve Gosskie and featherbowling

A<p>gold Honda CR-V pulls up to the corner of Waveney Street and Cadieux Road just after dinner on a lush autumn night. There are 24 wooden discs in the …

Mourners of Ice Age 'Red Lady' May Have Brought Flowers From Afar

Ancient mourners may have left flowers on the grave of an Ice-Age woman known as the Red Lady of El Mirón, new research suggests.<p>The woman lived about 18,700 years ago and was buried in a cave in what is now Spain. Similar to findings from other prehistoric burials, many of the bones were covered …

Ice Age

Leon Lederman, 92, won prize for physics in 1988 for discovering a subatomic particle called the muon neutrino<p>A retired experimental physicist has put his 1988 Nobel prize medal up for auction with a reserve price of $325,000 (£211,000).<p>“The prize has been sitting on a shelf somewhere for the last …

Physics