02 February 2013

Reliable DNA Data Storage

Researchers Demonstrate Reliable DNA Data Storage in Work Published in Nature | MIT Technology Review: "Researchers at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, U.K., have demonstrated a new method for reliably encoding several common computer file formats this way. As the price of sequencing and synthesizing DNA continues to drop, the researchers estimate, this biological storage medium will be competitive within the next few decades. The information storage density of DNA is at least a thousand times greater than that of existing media, but until recently the cost of DNA synthesis was too high for the technology to be anything more than a curiosity."

BlackBerry unveils new smartphone, fresh brand
MSNBC
BlackBerry has unveiled a phone that is ready to finally compete with the smartphonewave of Apple and Samsung. All technology reviewers and analysts who have had advance access to the phone are giving it rave reviews and referring to it as BlackBerry...

MSNBC

How BlackBerry 10 Runs 28000 Android Apps Without a Back Button
PC Magazine
BlackBerry has an uphill climb ahead of it. Apple's iOS has more than 800,000 apps and Android has 700,000. Even Windows Phone passed the 100,000 mark long ago. To try to even the score, RIM is targeting the top 100-200 apps in terms of usage in each ...


Is Apple Really a "Has Been" Technology Titan?
Forbes
But people do put Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook in the same sentence or article when talking about products, companies, brands and product introductions. Of the three, Google has consistently projected upward earnings, and investors have a long ...

Microsoft's Windows Phone to add support for Google sync protocols
ZDNet
But on January 30, Google announced it will extend the deadline as to when it would cut offMicrosoft users' access to Google Sync (built on Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol).Google announced in mid-December 2012 plans to drop Exchange ...

Analysis: The funds that saw Apple's decline coming
Chicago Tribune
At an average of 7.6 percent of fund assets, Apple was by far the most heavily-held stock among large cap growth funds as of the end of November, according to data from Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company. The next most-held company, Google Inc, made ...

Videocon launches 7-inch Android tablet Videocon VT 71 at Rs 4799
IBNLive
New Delhi: Videocon Mobiles Phones has launched a new tablet - Videocon VT71 - which runs Android 4.0 ICS. It has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. The tablet is powered by a 1.2 Ghz Processor and a 3200 mAh battery.

IBNLive

ZTE shows off its V81 8-inch Android tablet, but keeps quiet about the cost
Digital Trends
A new tablet has appeared on ZTE's website. The V81 has a spec list similar to the iPad Mini, with an 8-inch screen and a dual-core processor, but should cost considerably less than Apple's budget model. ZTE is getting better at releasing interesting, ...

Android tablets are still chipping away at the iPad's marketshare
VentureBeat
Samsung shipped roughly 8 million tablets, which helped it share of the tablet market climb from 7.3 percent to 15.1 percent. Amazon was in third with 6 million Kindle tablets (a 11 percent share), and Asus rounded out the top four, thanks largely to ...

VentureBeat

And get unlimited access on all your devices
Globe and Mail
The Z10 touchscreen smartphone, unveiled in a grand worldwide marketing blitz on Wednesday, is the first phone to run on RIM's brand-new BlackBerry 10 operating system. In almost every sense, the phone represents a milestone for RIM. It also represents ...

Globe and Mail

Samsung shells out $58.9 million for a 5% stake in Wacom
Android Community
Just in case there had been any doubt as to Samsung's commitment to the stylus, this latest announcement should make it clear. For better or worse, Samsung seems committed to the stylus and they have recently acquired a 5 percent stake in Wacom.

Android Community

Rimless BlackBerry hopes to regain touch
Financial Times
The struggling Canadian handset maker, which has dropped its Research In Motion tag for theBlackBerry brand, is gambling its future with the launch of two touchscreen smartphones using the new BlackBerry 10 software in a direct challenge to industry ...

Change DPI settings for Android apps to enable tablet apps on a phone (root only)
Liliputing
But if you have a rooted phone with a high resolution display, it's possible to run many apps in tabletmode on your Android smartphone — and you can do it on a per-app basis, which means you don't have to use the full tablet user interface on your ...


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