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Scientists to Combine DNA of Three People to Create Disease-Free Babies

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A new technology aimed at eliminating genetic disease in newborns would combine the DNA of three people, instead of just two, to create a child, potentially redrawing ethical lines for designer babies…”

Full Story:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-25/dad-may-join-two-moms-for-disease-free-designer-babies.html

SOURCE:  Bloomberg

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Bluetooth E-Cigarette Lets You Receive Calls & Listen to Music

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Fumbling for your phone while smoking an e-cigarette can be such a drag. With the new Supersmoker Bluetooth e-cigarette, you’ll be able to receive calls right from your e-cig. For 79 euros (or $108), the Supersmoker Bluetooth also acts as a speaker for your music…”

Full Story: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/bluetooth-e-cigarette-lets-you-receive-calls-and-listen-77079339081.html

SOURCE:  Yahoo Tech

App That Sends a Hair Stylist to Your Apartment

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New York City can be exhausting. Snow piles up. Trains get delayed. Heels break. And, yet, everyone seems to be working harder than you while also looking fabulous.

That’s why I’m not surprised by the recent launch of Glamsquad, an app that sends a hairstylist to your home or workplace to make your ’do look nice…”

Full Story:  https://www.yahoo.com/tech/i-tried-an-app-that-sends-a-hair-stylist-to-your-76532275575.html

SOURCE:  Yahoo Tech

A Robot That Will Bring You a Coke…

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This little two-wheeled ’bot is a lot more than a one-trick pony. MiP — which stands for the slightly less catchy Mobile Inverted Pendulum — is a toy robot that can dance, box, play games and deliver you a full can of soda…”

Full Story:  https://www.yahoo.com/tech/this-two-wheeled-robot-will-bring-you-a-coke-if-you-ask-77112063721.html

SOURCE:  Yahoo Tech

The U. S. Get’s Ready for Bitcoin ATM’s

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Austin and Seattle will get the first machines later this month, making it easier for consumers to use the virtual currency and benefiting companies that accept it.

Bitcoin automated teller machiness will soon become available in the U.S., potentially increasing the customer base for businesses that accept the digital currency…”

Full Story:  http://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/first-us-bitcoin-atms-seattle-austin.html?cid=sf01001

SOURCE:  Inc.com

Facebook Fraud

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Here is an interesting video that discusses how a large number of Facebook ‘likes’ are fake.  What is your opinion?

Seventh grader builds a braille printer with $350 worth of Legos

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When Lego revealed its line of EV3 Mindstorms robots last year, Bay Area tech companies came up with some very goofy applications. 12-year-old Santa Clara resident Shubham Banerjee just came up with a decidedly more meaningful one: a braille printer.

Banerjee noticed that braille printers can cost more than $2,000 and wondered if he could drop the price, according to his father, Niloy. A Mindstorms kit is $350 and easily modifiable, giving Banerjee most of the parts he needed to build the printer.

Shubham Banerjee and his braille printer. Photo courtesy of Niloy Banerjee. Shubham Banerjee and his braille printer. Photo courtesy of Niloy Banerjee.

The printer works with regular calculator paper. A robotic arms moves a module that contains a push pin, which pushes down on the paper to create the bumps that form a letter. Right now, one letter can fit on each line on the paper and each one has to be manually inputted. It can print a…

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