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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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QLango: Learn 30+ languages in a fun and easy way

Just about all of us have taken a foreign language as part of a school curriculum. While that’s a great way to learn a new language, it’s not for everyone.We all have our own ways of learning and not every has the same amount of time to do so. Moreover, we all have different speeds that we learn, too. Fortunately, there are fun and innovative ways to master a new language.Rather than taking the same old approach that most language apps do, Qlango goes about it an interesting way. It’s more or less games that are fast, fun, and simple.The all-in-one app lets you learn from nearly three dozen languages at a pace that works for you. Right now a lifetime subscription is available for half off, or just $44.99.QLango FeaturesTranslate texts from a language you know to a language you are learningWrite dictated textsSearch for the correct answer among 4 suggested onesUnscramble the correct answerCreate a sentence from given wordsLearn more languages at the same time by writing, reading, listening & revisingChoose from 5 different learning modes or customize any or all of themUse innovative & useful 3-stage hints to find the correct answerAcquire knowledge by translating to the language you are learning & not vice versaTrack statistics with Qlango elephant (don’t worry, it has memory like a real elephant)Brag about your results and share them on FacebookComplete your weekly plan on the first or on the last day of the week (or any day in between)With Qlango you can learn Albanian, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, English, Spanish, and more languages through fast, simple, and fun games. You will be acquiring knowledge by translating to the language you are learning and not vice versa. It won’t waste any of your time and effort too! Each Qlango lesson (or game) lasts a maximum of five minutes and examples are most often used in conversations.AvailabilityLearn a new language the cheap and easy way with you lifetime subscription to QLango. Just $44.99 — 50% off for a limited time — it’s available in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.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.

Tonor TC-777 USB microphone review

For review today we have the Tonor TC-777 USB microphone, a $40 piece of equipment catered toward first-time users and beginner podcasters/streamers. As a good starter device, it provides good sound quality, easy set-up and use, all for a relatively cheap price.What is included with the Tonor TC-777 Mic?Found inside the box is the microphone itself, power cord, folding tripod stand, shock mount, pop filter, product manual, and a service card. The service card provides a link to Tonor’s website ad contains a two year replacement warranty.It states they can help if there are technical issues, packaging issues, the wrong item in the box, operational issue, or you are overall unsatisfied with your purchase.Design & SetupRight out of the box you are presented with a sleek and fairly compact metal design, with a wrapped up 1.5 meter cord. Navy blue in color, this durable metal microphone comes ready to use as it is already placed in its stand.The stand for the mic comes with three folded legs screwed to the microphone’s holster that lock out when pulled into place. The screwable legs allow removal and flexibility to swap over to a microphone arm should you wish to use that instead of the included tripod stand. This spread out base could create space issues if put on a smaller desk, but should be fine in most setups.The stand features the ability to tilt the mic itself up and down according to where the user desires. The stand comes with a short and skinny arm with an attached circular pop filter. You also get a removable cover in the box that can easily be slid on and off the top of the mic. The mic can be taken completely out of its stand to be held freely by the user, however the cord isn’t exactly long enough to allow much mobility.As far as setup goes, all you have to do is plug in the USB cable and wait momentarily for the software to automatically install.PerformanceWhen it comes to the topic of performance, the quality of the Tonor was surprisingly good for its relatively cheap price. It features good range, so you don’t need to have the microphone right up close to your face for it to register.Very few technical issues arose in my usage of the microphone. However, on random occasions, the Tonor mic was found to produce a short-lived static noise, which only lasts a matter of seconds and is very quiet.Any extraneous noise is unwelcome when it comes to professional recording or broadcasting. Given the chance to edit your audio, or re-do your take, one can easily get around these little noises.Though there are no on-board buttons (such as input volume control or a mute button), this microphone is a pleasure to use in live streaming, recording, or even just casual play.ConclusionWith this USB mic being only $40, it makes a very good addition to anyone’s setup.Personally, I used this microphone more to record gameplay and for casual talk through online communication apps such as Discord. It worked great for both, certainly higher overall quality than that of a headset-attached mic.It is available online at Tonor Mic’s website as well as Amazon for $40. Taking in its relatively small size, good sound quality, ease of use, and low price, this microphone will certainly get the job done no matter what you need it to do.

Samsung Galaxy Note20: These are the best prices and promotions

Samsung’s next big thing, the Galaxy Note20, is officially available for pre-order. Finding one isn’t going to be much of a challenge as nearly all major wireless service providers will offer the phone. What’s more, it’s also being sold unlocked direct to consumers and through various retailers, too.Here’s a look at all of the various places you can look to find the Galaxy Note20.Samsung.comPurchasing through Samsung’s website will open the door to a variety of options and promotions.Galaxy Note20 Unlocked 128GB: $9.73/month for 36 months ($999.99 MSRP)Galaxy Note20 Ultra Unlocked 128GB: $18.07/month for 36 months ($1,299.99 MSRP)Galaxy Note20 Ultra Unlocked 512GB: $23.62/month for 36 months ($1,449.99 MSRP)Get up to $650 off with trade-inPre-Order InformationThrough 8/20 at 11:59 p.m. ETGet $100 credit* with Note20Get $150 credit* with Note20 UltraColor OptionsGalaxy Note20 Ultra: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic WhiteGalaxy Note20: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Gray, Mystic Green*must be redeemed on Samsung.com or Shop Samsung app. Terms and conditions apply. www.samsung.com/us/promotionsVerizonBuy any Galaxy Note20 smartphone and get a second Galaxy Note20 series phone or Galaxy S20 series phone as low as free with a premium Unlimited plan or half off with any other Verizon Unlimited plan.Upgrade to any Galaxy Note20 series smartphone and get $500 when trading in an eligible device on a premium Unlimited plan.AT&TNew and existing customers can get up to $1,000 off any smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Series, making the Note20 FREE.T-MobileGet a Galaxy Note20 for FREE or up to $1,000 off a second smartphone of equal or lesser value when you pick up any of the new Samsung Galaxy Note20 superphones and add a new line.Get up to HALF OFF (up to $500) a Samsung Galaxy Note20 or Note20 Ultra when you trade in a qualifying device.US CellularSwitchers can get Galaxy Note20 for $9.99 per month on Unlimited with Payback planSwitchers can get Galaxy Note20 Ultra starting at $19.99 per month after $700 savings.Current upgrade-eligible customers can receive $300 in bill credits when purchasing either device.XFinity MobileAny customer that switches to Xfinity Mobile before 9/5 will receive $400 off the Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra, and other select Samsung 5G devices, when they buy a phone, activate a new line and transfer their number.Existing Xfinity Mobile customers will receive a $400 Visa prepaid card when they upgrade an existing line with the purchase of a Galaxy Note20 device or other select Samsung 5G devices.