Amin McLaughlin

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Illumina announces landmark $1,000 human genome sequencing

US company Illumina has announced it will begin shipping a system capable of sequencing the human genome for under $1,000 in March (£600).<p>The …

Samsung Reportedly Introducing Galaxy Gear Android Smartphone Wristwatch In September

What’s weird about reporting on the potential introduction of smartphone watches is that they actually aren’t anything new – every few years it seems some OEM comes up with a wrist-mounted phone that makes for an interesting demo but doesn’t go anywhere, like the LG GD910, for instance, the talk of …

Mad Catz confirms M.O.J.O. Android 'micro console'

​<p>Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson may have already let slip about the forthcoming Android M.O.J.O. console, but now it's been made official. The firm stopped short of giving us all the specifications, but we can tell you that it supports Bluetooth 4.0, and will ship with the company's GameSmart …

Edward Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay Mills: At the moment I feel alone

The girlfriend of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked classified documents about US surveillance operations, has apparently blogged about …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

From Bike Parts to Biomechanical Prosthetics: Colin Macduff 'Looks Forward to Giving You the Finger'

Semi-obscure pop culture reference: surely some of you "Futurama" fans remember Professor Farnsworth's fanciful Fing-Longer, which is essentially a …

Prosthetics

Lawmakers rush to ban 3D-printed guns, but enforcement options are murky

Local legislators take aim at a plastic pistol<p>Defense Distributed's attempts to 3D print a firearm have always been a shot across the bow of politicians. The group made a point of naming its ammo magazines after anti-gun legislators, and founder Cody Wilson has said the project is a way to make …

Someone May Have Tweeted Warnings Ahead of Syrian Internet Outage

It has been about 24 hours since the latest Internet outage in the war-torn nation of Syria has ended. What still isn’t known, and probably won’t be …

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

Netflix for iOS Updated with Movie Recommendations and Auto-Play for TV Shows

Netflix has updated its iOS app to version 4.1, adding several options to encourage continuous content viewing like auto-play for television episodes and post-movie recommendations.<p>With the new features, after watching an episode of a television show, the next episode will automatically begin to …

The White House opens the data floodgates, and now the real work will begin

President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order making open data the default policy for the federal government. This is a hugely significant …

Source: Sony's leaked 13-inch slider laptop is very real

Sony is prepping a new 13-inch slider laptop, similar to the Vaio Duo 11, for a Computex reveal, a source tells CNET.<p>The source familiar with the upcoming device -- supposedly called the Vaio Duo 13 -- confirmed to CNET the authenticity of the video, pictures, and specifications originally revealed …

Batteries

After 100,000+ Downloads, Group With 3-D Gun Plans Goes Dark

Minutes ago, just as we were reading a <i>Forbes</i> story headlined "3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days," this message appeared on the Twitter page of the group that has made those plans available to the world:<p>"#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the Department of Defense …

Unlike the PS3, Sony isn't expecting to lose money on the PlayStation 4

Back when it launched, Sony's PlayStation 3 was something of a technological marvel for a home console — and it had the price to match. Despite a starting price of $499, Sony still lost money on the console, but it doesn't plan to have the same issue this time around with the PlayStation 4. As …

Google Brings its Cloud Messaging Service from Android to Chrome

Google on Thursday announced it has brought its Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) service from Android to Chrome. The company is promising apps and extensions in the browser that leverage GCM will consume less bandwidth and use up less battery life on users’ machines.<p>If you don’t use a service like GCM, …

Rumored Next-Gen iPhone Part Reveals Possible Tweaked Camera Design

- May 9, 2013<p>A photo of a component claimed to be part of the motherboard from an as yet to be released iPhone shows that Apple may be employing some …

No parachute required: Google develops skydiving simulator 'Map Diving'

Last year at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco, founder Sergey Brin gave what's been called the "mother of all demos," a keynote speech that involved a team of skydivers wearing Google Glass landing on the roof of the conference center as he spoke. For this year's I/O taking place …

Senator demands DOJ, FBI seek warrants to read e-mail

Last month, Sen. Mark Udall and a handful of other privacy-focused politicians persuaded the IRS to promise to cease warrantless searches of Americans' private correspondence.<p>Now Udall, a Colorado Democrat, is taking aim at the Justice Department, which has claimed the right to conduct warrantless …

Amazon working to move further into hardware space with 3D smartphone, audio device

According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Amazon is working to expand its hardware offerings, this year, beyond the Kindle e-readers and tablets (like the Kindle Fire). According to the new report, Amazon is working on two smartphones, including a high-end model with a 3D display. Like other smartphones …