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Scientists prove it’s possible to build a DNA computer

Scientists at the University of Manchester, led by Professor Ross D. King, have created a new DNA-based computing device. If

New gene-edited pigs may now be resistant to billion-dollar disease

Using a revolutionary new tool called CRISPR/Cas9, the team of researchers have create piglets that lack a portion of the gene that makes them susceptible to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.The post New gene-edited pigs may now be resistant to billion-dollar disease appeared first on Digital Trends.

Biologists tag dolphins with cutting-edge cameras to study their secret behaviors

Custom-made cameras have shown what dolphins do when humans aren’t around. From playing with kelp to rubbing each others flippers, the footage is the first time these behaviors have been captured away from direct human contact. The post Biologists tag dolphins with cutting-edge cameras to study their secret behaviors appeared first on Digital Trends.

Can you hear me now? Researchers one step closer to reversing hearing loss

In a new study, a team of researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and MIT have increased the number of regenerated hair cells from 200 to 11,500, paving a path towards restoring hearing loss.The post Can you hear me now? Researchers one step closer to reversing hearing loss appeared first on Digital Trends.

Progress in brain-computer interface gives paralyzed patients more control

Working with three paralyzed patients, researchers have implanted tiny silicone sensors into the subjects’ brains, allowing them to eavesdrop on the electrical activity of brain cells.The post Progress in brain-computer interface gives paralyzed patients more control appeared first on Digital Trends.

This camera that sees in real time could mean safer driverless cars and drones

Driverless cars can only react as quickly as the camera sees potential collisions. The Celex "sees" in real time by only analyzing the differences from the last frame on a pixel level.The post This camera that sees in real time could mean safer driverless cars and drones appeared first on Digital Trends.

This Disney-designed room will start charging your phone as soon as you enter

How about living in a house that starts charging your mobile devices the moment you walk through the door. We're talking about free-roaming wireless charging, and Disney Research has just designed a room that can do it. The post This Disney-designed room will start charging your phone as soon as you enter appeared first on Digital Trends.

This Disney-designed room will start charging your phone as soon as you enter

How about living in a house that starts charging your mobile devices the moment you walk through the door. We're talking about free-roaming wireless charging, and Disney Research has just designed a room that can do it. The post This Disney-designed room will start charging your phone as soon as you enter appeared first on Digital Trends.

Watson-based cancer project paused after running aground

It's tempting to treat IBM's Watson as a cure-all: just throw some cognitive computing at the problem and you'll make

Researchers just figured out how to make spiders move even faster

A creepy-crawly robot built by researchers from the University of Lausanne and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland has demonstrated a faster walking pattern than that used by six-legged insects in the wild.The post Researchers just figured out how to make spiders move even faster appeared first on Digital Trends.

Deadly spider’s strange silk may help capture space debris, research says

Intrigued by the strength of the recluse's silk, researchers from Oxford University and William & Mary began to study the spider and discovered they use a unique ribbon geometry not found in any other arachnid. The post Deadly spider’s strange silk may help capture space debris, research says appeared first on Digital Trends.

Magnetic implant could deliver personalized doses of medication

A magnetic implant has been developed by researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC). It could help ease treatments for patients required to take many pills or undergo regular intravenous injections.The post Magnetic implant could deliver personalized doses of medication appeared first on Digital Trends.

Powerhouse bacteria decontaminates wastewater and makes energy

n a new study, researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have demonstrated that S. oneidensis may not just be strange but important, some day offering a means to decontaminate wastewater.The post Powerhouse bacteria decontaminates wastewater and makes energy appeared first on Digital Trends.

Scientists make battery that runs on air and carbon dioxide

Researchers at Penn State University have potentially come up with yet another way we could create energy from all that

Brain cells, beware: Researchers have created the world smallest hammer

The world’s smallest hammer has been created to study what happens to brain cells when we hit our head. The goal is to uncover the physical underpinnings of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in order to develop better treatment methods.The post Brain cells, beware: Researchers have created the world smallest hammer appeared first on Digital Trends.

DeepMind is using games to test AI aggression and cooperation

As our ability to create AI grows, it's important that we assess how it behaves in different situations. DeepMind, Google's

Gut feeling: Researchers develop medical sensors powered by stomach acid

Engineers have harnessed the power of stomach acid to keep small ingestible sensors running. The device uses a principle similar to that of the lemon battery, a makeshift power source made of two electrodes stuck into a lemon.The post Gut feeling: Researchers develop medical sensors powered by stomach acid appeared first on Digital Trends.

Bad vibrations: Are ‘phantom messages’ a sign of smartphone addiction?

Researchers at the University of Michigan believe that "phantom vibrations" -- the false perception that you've received a phone message or notification -- are a sign of addiction to your smartphone. The post Bad vibrations: Are ‘phantom messages’ a sign of smartphone addiction? appeared first on Digital Trends.

Genetic engineering dragonflies into light-responsive, cybernetic drones

Engineers have begun work on the DragonflEye project to develop more sophisticated technology that may usher in an evolution for cybernetic insects, enabling them to do remarkable things with more ease than previously thought possible.The post Genetic engineering dragonflies into light-responsive, cybernetic drones appeared first on Digital Trends.

NASA studies astronaut twins to observe the rigors of space

When you spend nearly a year straight in space, you can expect NASA will want to conduct a good bit

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Making your phone secure on a budget: Five ways to do It

Do you want to make your phone more secure? The chances are that you’ve stumbled upon some expensive security solutions on Google App Store. When it comes to smartphone security, pricey security apps and gadgets are not your only option. If you want to do it on a budget, there is a cost-effective way.There are plenty of budget-friendly security solutions for mobile devices out there. You can use them to add several security layers and keep your phone and data safe from cybercriminals’ prying eyes. Here are five ways to keep your android phone protected from all kinds of threats.Keep Screen Lock EnabledKeeping your phone unlocked is convenient. You can quickly access apps without providing biometric data or passcodes. But what happens if you lose your phone? What if it ends up in the hands of someone who likes to snoop around? All your accounts and sensitive data will be available without any protection. You might also use various bank apps that provide you with a feature to send payments without verification or access control.Androids and iPhones have plenty of screen lock features. You can use passwords, PINs, fingerprint sensors, and patterns. Using these features is easy, and you won’t have to install any additional third-party apps. Just make sure to use a combination, and your phone will become more secure.Use a VPNA Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides several perks to phone users, one of which is better security. VPN delivers nearly unbreakable encryption, making your entire web traffic protected. With a VPN, you will even be able to use public and unsecured Wi-Fi and still be safe. Since public Wi-Fi spots continue to be a menace, you should usually avoid them. However, if you connect to them with an enabled VPN, there will be nothing to worry about.When your traffic is encrypted, hackers usually do not have the resources to decipher it. In some cases, the process might be too time-consuming. Also, with a high-speed VPN, you won’t even notice that you are running a VPN in the background. As a bonus, you will be able to bypass geo-restrictions on some sites and watch the latest TV shows, movies, and sporting events.Avoid Saving Passwords on Your DeviceMost online services require users to log in before they can access them. That convenient option, “Remember Me” or “Login Automatically,” can turn into an expensive mistake if your phone ends up in the wrong hands. It especially applies to those of you who use payment and banking apps on their phones.We are aware that typing in your passwords every time you have to log in is slightly annoying, but it is for your own good. For quicker access, you can use password managers. They are a necessity that you should not overlook. With all passwords available from one convenient location, you will only need to remember one passcode.Remote Wipe and BackupOnce your phone is in someone else’s hands, there is very little you can do to protect it. You need to understand that you might lose your phone at any time. So, prepare for such a scenario as if it were to happen tomorrow. What can you do? You can use remote wipe apps. But before you do, make sure to back up your phone data.There are numerous cloud-based services that facilitate phone backups. Make sure to turn on the regular backup option so you can access the recent update in the event of an emergency. Should something happen, you can always restore your phone to its previous state.So, install a reliable remote wipe app on your device. It will enable you to erase your phone remotely. You can always use the remote wipe as your last resort to keep your sensitive and private data safe.Install Anti-virus Tools on Your Android DeviceAlways keep in mind that Android devices are the most popular ones. That’s why they are a big target for cybercriminals. These malicious users will try to infect your phone with malware and viruses just to steal your data or encrypt it. Then, you will be demanded to pay to get the decrypted versions of your files. Anti-virus programs can help you tackle most of these threats. There are plenty of free anti-virus solutions for Android, and you can choose the one that suits your needs.These tools will keep viruses away from your smartphone. Some of them even come with Wi-Fi security scanner, phone tracking, and phone wipe features to help you gain more control of your mobile phone security. Do these five things, and your phone will be significantly more secure for everyday use. With proper security practices paired with VPN and anti-virus software, you will keep hackers at bay and minimize the risk of getting your private data leaked or stolen.Image Source: Unsplash.comEDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Xiaomi announces new ecosystem products including the Mi Smart Band 5

Xiaomi is the producer of the Mi and Redmi smartphone lines, which are devices that offer immense value at rather low prices.Today, however, Xiaomi has announced not smartphones, but many lifestyle products, ranging from scooters to monitors. Here’s a rundown of some of Xiaomi’s new products.Mi Smart Band 5For years, the Xiaomi Mi Band has been one of the premiere cheap fitness trackers(I actually still use my Mi Band 2 from time to time). The issue with that, however, is that these devices are usually only sold in China, leaving you to buy it on Gearbest or importers on Amazon.Now, Xiaomi has announced the Mi Smart Band 5. The Mi Smart Band 5 is an international version of the Mi Band 5, with features such as:65 dynamic displays6 band colors1.1″ color AMOLED display11 exercise modesPPG heart rate sensorPersonal Activity Intelligence value14 days of battery lifeMagnetic snap-on chargerMi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Electric Scooter 1SFor those who need to travel for work but do not want or need a car, Xiaomi is now offering the Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 and Electric Scooter 1SThe Scooter Pro 2 features:Travel distance of  up to 45km(about 28 miles)Speeds of up to 25km/hour(about 16 mph)Ability to climb 20% incline slopesUp to a week of batteryLCD display for configuration and statistics2W Headlight plus front, rear, and side reflectorsFolding designDouble brakes300W MotorThe Scooter 1S is far more casual with similar features but a reduced travel distance of 30 kilometers and speeds of 25 kilometers per hourMi True Wireless Earphones 2 BasicThe Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic offer:Dual microphones with environmental noise cancellationPlay/pause with in-ear detection14.2mm dynamic driver5 hours of use per earphone with up to 20 hours of total life from the caseMi TV StickThe Mi TV Stick is a pocket-sized Android TV device with:Dolby and DTS Surround Sound SupportGoogle AssistantChromecast8GB Storage1GB RAMBluetooth Remote with Google Assistant, Netflix, and Prime Video buttonsXiaomi Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34″For the dedicated gamer, the Mi Curved Gaming Monitor is an exciting option with:WQHD Display1500R curvature21:9 aspect ratio144hz refresh-rateFlicker-free technologyAMD FreeSyncWide color gamut300 nits of brightness3000:1 contrast ratioNo prices have been announced as of yet.

Knock out your summer reading on the BOOX Poke2, just $189.99

How do you read your books? Is it traditional paperback and hardback stuff? Audio-only? Leather-bound scrolls? Phones, tablets, and laptops?If you’re reading your books on a phone or tablet, you’re doing yourself a disservice. That’s a lot of unnecessary strain on your eyes and likely a poor result in the process. If you want to read things digitally, do yourself a favor and start reading books and documents on an eReader like the newly-launched BOOX Poke2.Available in our Deals Store today for just $189.99, this portable 6-inch unit features a 4th generation e Ink display with some 32 adjustable frontlights. In other words, sunlight isn’t going to throw a glare at you and the writing will be incredibly crisp in all conditions.Indeed, the BOOX Poke2, is powered by Android 9 and allows for installation of third party reading apps and titles. And thanks to the octa-core processor under the hood, it’s a snappy and speedy experience.BOOX Poke2 Features4th generation E Ink Carta display gives sharper & clearer text6″ lets you easily slide the tablet into your pocket & carry it aroundOcta-core processor ensures smooth loading & running of all docs and appsLatest Android 9.0 OS allows you to install a lot of 3rd party reading apps & titles on the go32-level adjustable frontlights to reach your optimal color temperature & read anytime, anywhereBuy Yours Today!What are you waiting for? Head to the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and order your BOOK Poke2 and chip away at that summer reading list. Grab it while it’s here for just $189.99.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.