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The hard drive of the future has been swimming through our veins all along

DNA has the potential to store vast amounts of data, and so much more.

Company uses genetic secrets of your DNA to spur healthier eating, longer life

DnaNudge utilizes your DNA to help you take steps to avoid developing health problems that you're geneticallypredisposed to developing. While the technology is complex, actually putting it into use is simple.

New DNA computer can do some impressive square root calculations

Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York have developed a breakthrough DNA computer that’s capable of performing square root calculations of numbers all the way up to 900.

New DNA computer can do some impressive square root calculations

Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York have developed a breakthrough DNA computer that’s capable of performing square root calculations of numbers all the way up to 900.

China wants to use controversial DNA analysis tech to guess faces of criminals

Chinese scientists are using blood samples to try and recreate images of people’s faces. Here's why the experimental technology is currently in the early stages of development.

This biotech startup wants to put your DNA in a vault on the Moon

A new space and biotech startup called LifeShip wants to build a pyramid on the Moon to store the DNA of every plant and creature on Earth -- yours included. Here's what you need to know.

Microsoft’s latest breakthrough could make DNA-based data centers possible

Could tomorrow's data centers possibly store information in the form of synthetic DNA? Researchers from Microsoft have successfully encoded the word "hello" into DNA and then back again.The post Microsoft’s latest breakthrough could make DNA-based data centers possible appeared first on Digital Trends.

Newly synthesized eight-part DNA could be the stuff aliens are made of

As far as we know, all life on Earth is based on DNA made of four nucleotides. But a new study has made a dramatic breakthrough by synthesizing an eight-part molecular system which could be an alternative to DNA.The post Newly synthesized eight-part DNA could be the stuff aliens are made of appeared first on Digital Trends.

Scientists find surprises in great white shark genetic code

In a significant step for marine and genetic science, researchers have decoded the genome of the great white shark. The genetic code revealed a wealth of insight into what makes these creatures so successful from an evolutionary standpoint.The post Scientists find surprises in great white shark genetic code appeared first on Digital Trends.

Caltech scientists used DNA to play the world’s tiniest game of tic-tac-toe

Researchers from Caltech have used bioengineering to create the world's tiniest ever version of the game tic-tac-toe. Here's what that means for the future of self-repairing nanotech machines.The post Caltech scientists used DNA to play the world’s tiniest game of tic-tac-toe appeared first on Digital Trends.

This startup will sequence your entire genome for free — but there’s a catch

Want to get your DNA sequenced but don’t want to shell out the hundred bucks or so to do so? A new startup called Nebula Genomics offers you the opportunity to have it done for free.The post This startup will sequence your entire genome for free — but there’s a catch appeared first on Digital Trends.

DNA-infused tattoo ink lets your loved ones remain a part of you — literally

Are you looking for a fresh new way to show your love for a pet or another person? A new startup has pioneered a method to incorporate DNA into regular tattoo ink. Here's how it works.The post DNA-infused tattoo ink lets your loved ones remain a part of you — literally appeared first on Digital Trends.

23andMe wants to do more than showcase your family tree

23andMe will soon be doing a lot more with your DNA than providing a family tree. The home genetics company has teamed up with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline with hopes of designing new drugs that could treat diseases.The post 23andMe wants to do more than showcase your family tree appeared first on Digital Trends.

CRISPR 101: A crash course on the gene editing tool that’s changing the world

Get ready to hear about CRISPR a lot - this medical trick with bacterial DNA is allowing scientists to use a whole new kind of DNA manipulation.The post CRISPR 101: A crash course on the gene editing tool that’s changing the world appeared first on Digital Trends.

When we run out of room for data, scientists want to store it in DNA

We're generating data faster than we're creating ways to store it. Could encoding data in DNA be a viable long-term storage option? A startup created by two MIT graduates thinks so.The post When we run out of room for data, scientists want to store it in DNA appeared first on Digital Trends.

Science takes a step toward coding virus-resistant human cells

In 2016, scientists unveiled one of the most ambitious genetic engineering efforts yet: Genome Project-write wanted to do nothing less

Investigators used online DNA databases to hunt Golden State Killer

Yesterday several police departments in California announced the arrest of the "Golden State Killer," who killed a dozen people between

Color’s new DNA test kit can identify inherited heart conditions

Genetic testing company Color is mostly known for its DNA tests for cancer, but its most recent test kit is

In new breakthrough, CRISPR tools target RNA to tackle dementia

Researchers have identified a new family of CRISPR enzymes that target RNA instead of DNA, and they used the tool to address protein imbalance in cells isolated from a person suffering from dementia.The post In new breakthrough, CRISPR tools target RNA to tackle dementia appeared first on Digital Trends.

A genome never forgets: Scientists map DNA of past and present elephants

Researchers sequenced the genome of 14 different species of elephant, ranging from present African and Asian elephants to extinct ancestors like the woolly mammoth and American mastodon.The post A genome never forgets: Scientists map DNA of past and present elephants appeared first on Digital Trends.

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SyncPen turns handwritten notes, sketches and illustrations into digital files

We live in a digital age. Files can be streamed and shared, content is available on demand, pretty much anything you do on a mobile device is in the cloud. Life is smarter, more efficient, and technologically easier on nearly all fronts.One area that could be improved upon is in note-taking and handwritten content. While there are plenty of apps that allow for typing notes, drawing with a stylus, or sketching, nothing beats the old pen and paper approach.The SyncPen Smart Pen (2nd Generation) blends the analog world of writing and drawing with the digital one. In short, it turns everything written into a digital format, converting scribbled notes, sketches, and drawings into shareable files.Using a motion-tracking micro camera tucked inside the pen, it takes what you write on the included 10-inch LCD notepad, and then reproduces in the SyncPen app. From there you can treat just as you would any other digital file. Email, share for collaboration, save to the cloud, or edit.SyncPen FeaturesConverts hand-written notes & hand-drawn doodles and sketches into editable digital filesAllows capturing 360°angles of notes, not at a specific angleLDC writing pad enables paperless writing & can also be used in offline modeIdentifies 66 languages & imports handwriting into textSynchronously records your audio with the noteApp keeps & sorts your notes by word or dateConverts into a variety of format; from an MS Word document to a PDF or a JPGGet Yours!Available in blue or grey, the SyncPen Smart Pen and Notebook typically retail for $199, but with our current offer, you’ll get 25 percent off the price, putting it at just $149.99.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Best Android phones at Twigby

Looking around at the various wireless service providers, one might get the sense that there is an endless number of choices. But when we get down to it, many of them rely on the networks offered by three biggest carriers.Twigby, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is one such carrier. Indeed, it has its own rate plans and features, but it uses cell towers from Sprint and Verizon.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Twigby there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy a universally unlocked phone for use on Twigby. Just ensure it has CDMA support. Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Twigby.While the handset selection is rather light, it’s a decent mix of entry-level and mid-range models. What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Twigby today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Google Pixel 3a XLAlthough it arrived in the middle of 2019, the phone is still more than adequate for a lot of users. It runs a clean and current version of Android and gets monthly security updates and bug fixes.In terms of hardware, the handset offers up a large 6-inch display and features one of the best point and shoot cameras on the market. Under the hood is a solid set of mid-range hardware even by today’s standards.Shop Google Pixel 3a XL at TwigbyMotorola Moto G FastPowered by a stock Android 10 software experience, Motorola’s phone has just the right extra custom touches. It’s pretty much left the way Google intended Android to be, but with a smattering of helpful extras.A large 6.4-inch screen stretches from edge to edge with the front-facing camera tucked in the hole-punch cutout. Around back is a multi-camera setup while a two-day battery sits inside the water-repellent body.Shop Motorola Moto G Fast at TwigbyLG Stylo 4 PlusIf you’re the kind of person who likes to jot down notes, sketch the occasional image, or mark up a document, this is the sort of phone you’ll appreciate.The phone sits a little lower on the totem pole in 2020 but still works well for a first-time user. Standout details include a big screen, decent battery, and 16-megapixel camera. We’re always fans of IP68 water and dust resistance, too.Shop LG Stylo 4 Plus at Twigby

Verizon calls up $400 TCL 10 5G UW for October 29

TCL on Tuesday announced its newest phone, the TCL 10 5G UW, will soon be available for purchase through Verizon. Priced just $400, it builds on the legacy of the TCL 10 Pro (read our review) and its 10L counterpart.The TCL 10 5G UW runs Android 10 and features a modest set of hardware that hovers in the middle of the pack, if not stepping a toe or two into the high-end.The 6.53-inch screen extends to all edges with a hole-punch cutout  in the top left for the front-facing camera. Resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels, or what’s commonly referred to as FHD+. Moreover, it packs TCLS’s proprietary NXTVISION technology, which provides better color accuracy, clarity, and contrast enhancements.Features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage. The rear packs a 48-megapixel main camera, supported by an 8-megapixel (super-wide) and 5-megapixel (macro) camera. TCL 10 5G UW 1 of 8 Around front is the aforementioned 16-megapixel camera while a 4,500mAh battery is tucked inside with fast charging capability.In terms of software, the phone is more or less a stock Android experience with just a few extra apps. Verizon, for its part, loads a couple of titles on it the device for its subscribers.One of the main draws here is that it gives Verizon customers access to a 5G phone for less than $400. Not only that, but one that supports both the nationwide 5G and growing Ultra Wideband networks.Offered in Diamond Gray, the TCL 10 5G UW will be available to purchase starting from October 29.

TCL 10 5G UW review: Bringing affordable 5G to Verizon customers

TCL aims to bring 5G to the masses with its TCL 10 5G UW, the most affordable 5G device in