DNA-Based Transistor Gets Us Closer To Human Computers

dnaIt’s not the complete package, but it’s one variable of the equation: Stanford University’s recent announcement that scientists have successfully created the first truly biological transistor made entirely out of genetic material. Transistors are the bringers of nearly all of modern technology.

What the scientists actually researched and tested pertains to DNA and RNA, which make up the newly dubbed “transcriptor.” First, embedding a microscopic portion of a DNA molecule inside of a living cell, Standford researchers were able to control the flow of RNA, which translates DNA’s instructions to the living cell, much like the digital transistor which regulates electrical currents, the researcher-controlled “transcriptor” can essentially direct an entire living cell.

Practical uses of this technology almost have no limits: the commanding of cancerous cells to stop multiplying, monitoring general health levels, or perhaps even (malicious or otherwise) control of the living cell. This is awesome stuff, to say the least.

Via: Stanford

iFixit Tears Apart The HTC One, Till There’s Zero Left

htconeifixitwhooooThe engineers/destroyers at iFixit have taken apart the upcoming HTC One. Since there are no screws used in the construction of the body (thanks, unibody aluminum), the fearless dudes needed to turn to a heat gun (gasp!), a suction cup and a metal spudger to gain access to the internals. Once inside, they were greeted by every single component — which for some reason was covered in a difficult to handle foil, plus fasteners for the 2,300 mAh battery.

As a result, iFixit awarded the HTC One a score of 1 — it’s nearly impossible to take apart and repair.

Via: iFixit

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Will Debut For $250 On AT&T, Pre-Orders Come April 16th

galaxys4Here’s the only catch about AT&T’s recent presser for the price of the Galaxy S 4: we don’t know if the $250 price tag is for the 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB model. What we do know, however, is all the specs of the GS4 remain the same, 4G LTE included, and that AT&T hasn’t issued an exact release date, instead issuing a pre-order date of April 16th; something of which they promise to elaborate on in the coming weeks.

Via: AT&T’s Consumer Blog

Google Glass Will Be “Made In The USA” In The Coming Weeks

project-glass-modelAccording to a report from The Financial Times, all Google Glass headsets made available for consumers will be produced in the United States at Foxconn plant in Santa Clara, California. Glass would be the second Google product produced in the States besides the Nexus Q streamer (which was an ill-fated project) with thousands of units planned for production in the coming weeks. What’s the most interesting about this story is that Google plans to make a very limited number of Google Glass headsets, even less than the LG Nexus 4 and ASUS Nexus 7, unless they meet launch demands to produce more Google Glass.

Brevity Review: The G-Shock GA-300-1A Chronograph Series Watch

DSC_0011So, this is another G-Shock, in another brevity review (this one is awfully short, by the way). The GA-300-1A chronograph is mixed in with digital timekeeping into a large band and case that’s water resistant to 200M. It’s impervious to most magnets, can tell the local time, world time, stopwatch, date, day, is shock-resistant, alarm, has a pair of LEDs for looking at the time in low-light, a battery that lasts 3 years, and as a whole, weighs 71 grams. And to be quick about this, all of those feature work, flawlessly.

‘The Wolverine’ Full Trailer Debuts With Claw Warfare

The Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman will be placed in another daring mission as part of a new full-length movie called, The Wolverine, which will continue the revitalization of the X-Men franchise that started with X-Men: First Class and all the success that followed that movie.

In the international trailer which can be viewed after the break, we see our claw-equipped superhero take on numerous villains  all the while facing personal conflicts and resolving them with slashes of Adamantium.

This Is What 17 Minutes Of Battlefield 4 Gameplay Looks Like

bf4It’s no surprise anymore: Battlefield 4 is coming in September of 2013 for the PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox 360, and next-gen Xbox for the usual pre-order amount of $60. To appease gamers (for now), Electronic Arts and DICE have created a whopping 17 minute video (just like they did with Battlefield 3) to show us what the campaign looks like, and how the game has changed.

Check out the full video, in all of its HD crispness, after the break!