Sergio Infante

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Crispr Isn’t Enough Any More. Get Ready for Gene Editing 2.0

In fewer than five years, the gene-editing technology known as Crispr has revolutionized the face and pace of modern biology. Since its ability to …

Helix’s Bold Plan to Be Your One Stop Personal Genomics Shop

Every day you make thousands of decisions, from the imperceptibly quotidian to those that will change your life forever. But what if instead of …

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

Genetics

The brains behind your next gadget come from this obscure medieval town

Scientists from chipmakers like Intel and Samsung work with universities at this Belgian center to make sure you'll still want to buy the latest tech 10 years from now.<p>If you visit the quiet Belgian city of Leuven, you'll see centuries of history.<p>You'll notice cobblestone streets and zig-zag …

Blood Tests

This new technology will let you download 23 movies in one second

Li-Fi technology, short for Light Fidelity, uses light from LED bulbs to transmit internet data instead of the radio waves our Wi-Fi routers currently broadcast.<p>The LED lightbulbs flicker extremely quickly to emit a frequency of light that can transmit data at incredible speeds —up to 200 gigabits …

15-Year-Old Boy Builds a Smart Microwave

<b>A desire to help his father make a perfect cup of hot tea inspired this teenage tinkerer to use his advanced math and computer programming skills to</b> …

Depth-Sensing Technology Inspires Innovative Games

<b>Three new games use Intel RealSense camera to pull players into intuitive, immersive and surreal experiences.</b><p>For anyone who has tried to get down to …

Augmented Reality

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Apple's iPad Pro proves Microsoft was right about the Surface

If you’ve been on the internet at all this week, you probably know that Apple launched a bunch of new devices. But the most shocking announcement wasn’t the new iPhones, redesigned Apple TV or fancy new Hermès watches.<p>It was a version Microsoft’s Surface – or at least something that looks a lot …

IPad Pro

Top 5 Technologies at IFA 2015

<b>At IFA 2015, Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, computer vision and voice control bring new things to life.</b><p>Nearly a quarter of a million …

Augmented Reality

Urs Hölzle, Google's 8th employee and tech guru, explains why it can win the cloud war against Amazon and Microsoft

When he was hired in 1999, his job was to keep one of the fastest-growing sites on the Internet from crashing and burning. It was a crazy time, and the only way to survive was to keep throwing more physical servers at the problem.<p>"We were growing at something like ten percent week after week, so …

Amazon Web Services

Heating houses with 'nerd power'

<b>All computers produce heat, but computer servers produce a lot of heat - so much that it usually costs a fortune to cool them down. So why isn't this heat used instead to keep homes or offices warm? Actually, "nerd power" is already being tried out.</b><p>Ask Jerry van Waardhuizen about his new radiator …

Photos Reveal Secrets Behind Apple Watch Retail Display Units

In its retail stores, Apple uses special Apple Watch display units to allow customers to test the Apple Watch ahead of making a purchase. The units, which have been available in stores since try-on appointments began on April 10, combine a functional Apple Watch (secured to prevent theft) with an …

Smartwatches

Could Google's Project Fi be cable's answer to wireless?

Google's technology could pave the way for the cable providers to finally get wireless right.<p>Google's Project Fi wireless service has the potential to turn the mobile industry on its head. But not in the way you might expect.<p>Last week, Google announced that it is working with carriers Sprint and …

Telecoms

Taking walks with this leg brace can power an artificial heart

Someday, folks with artificial hearts might have to take long, daily walks to stay alive -- not because exercise is good for their health, but because those walks literally power their synthetic organ. A team of students from Rice University called "Farmers" are developing a device that can …

Microsoft Acquires Surface 3 Pen Tech From N-trig

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of pen technology used in the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3, from supplier and longtime partner N-trig. The Israeli company is a key patent-holder for digital stylus and writing recognition tech, as well as the supplier behind the pen input technologies used by …

3D Heart Simulation Predicts How Drugs Will Affect Your Heartbeat

Getting to the heart of drug-induced arrhythmia<p>Your heart might “skip a beat” if you’re frightened or you suddenly see a long-lost love, but in real life, an irregular heartbeat can be dangerous. If the heart can't pump enough blood to the body, it could result in organ failure or stroke. And …

Science

Apple Watch has tattoo trouble, Apple confirms

Got a tattoo on your wrist? You could find it difficult to get an Apple Watch to track your heart rate. It's all about the way the ink blocks light from built-in sensors.<p>If you have tattoos, you may have one less feature to count on in the Apple Watch.<p>Apple has updated a support page on its website …

Smartwatches

uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound.<p>What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your phone and charge it while you move around or use it? uBeam invented that too. While early uBeam …

How and When To Post On Social Media

<i>This post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>So much of digital marketing these days is about producing high-quality content that gets published and shared.<p>You can control the publishing part. Can you control the sharing part?<p>Sharing begins with promotion—the timing, targeting, and strategy behind solid …

Marketing

Robots Used In Long-Distance Surgery Can Easily Be Hacked

Telemedical security could really use a facelift<p>In 2001, a doctor in New York completed what may seem like a routine surgery to remove a patient’s gallbladder. But in fact that procedure wasn’t routine at all, because the patient was in France. That was the first successful long-distance robotic …

Robotics

Eyewear maker Luxottica says the next Google Glass is coming soon

When exactly 'soon' is remains to be seen<p>Google may have pulled the plug on the Explorer edition of its Google Glass, but the company has been steadfast in insisting a new version of the controversial wearable computer will be coming out under the direction of Nest boss Tony Fadell. No one knows …

Upcoming Elephone features 4GB RAM, QHD display, Windows 10 AND Lollipop

A quick search for the term “dual boot” on Android Authority will turn up dozens of articles about how Intel, Asus, Samsung, and many other companies have at least explored the concept of dual-booting Windows and Android, or even Windows Phone and Android, only to eventually end up canceling these …

Mobile Technology

Homemade Iron Man Glove Fires Lasers

A threat to party balloons everywhere<p>Patrick Priebe isn’t Iron Man, but he’s getting pretty close. In a video uploaded to YouTube earlier this week, the Priebe shows off his homemade Iron Man gauntlet, which has not one but two lasers--one on top and one in the palm--as well as an ejectable piece …

Technology turns touchscreen displays into biometric scanners

A team of researchers from Yahoo Labs has developed a much affordable alternative to fingerprint sensors for phones. It's a biometric system called "Bodyprint," and it only needs devices' capacitive touchscreen displays to authenticate body parts. Since displays have lower input resolution compared …

New gene therapy may cure childhood immune condition

Children with a devastating immune condition appear to have been cured, after becoming the first to be given a new form of gene therapy.<p>Without the treatment, the patients who suffer from a rare condition called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, faced short life expectancies and prolonged periods in …

Immunotherapy

Fortune.com

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How to transfer contacts and photos from Android to iOS

You’re finally making the move, getting rid of your old Android phone in favor of a shiny new iPhone. The only problem is transferring all your valuable contacts and photographs from one device to the other.<p>Well, in today’s video I’m going to show you how to do just that — and luckily it’s a lot …

Android Phones

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo slightly missed on its Q1 earnings.</b> It brought in $1.04 billion in net revenue, compared to an expected figure of $1.06 billion. Stock dropped as much as 2% in after hours trading.<p><b>2. Google's wireless phone service could launch as early as today.</b> Customers will be credited for any data …