In 2003, the first human genome required $3 billion and fifteen years to fully sequence. Since then, the cost has dropped to around $1,000 and a sequence takes one day. Aside from the sequencers and tooling required, the early efforts came with intense data demands-something that has not changed much over the years, despite advances in compression and other techniques.
At Skype, we are committed to breaking down communication barriers and getting the world talking. This is why we make Skype available on multiple platforms and continue to explore more ways to help you stay connected. Today we're releasing a preview version of Skype integration for Slack that lets teams on Slack easily make a...
A drone ambulance designed to airlift two people has taken autonomously to the air for the first time. The AirMule, which can take off and land vertically, is designed for conditions where landing a helicopter is unfeasible - such as on a battlefield.
Drones are in the mainstream now, and for every good drone operator, there's a nefarious one looking to do something nasty with theirs. A team of researchers from Michigan Tech is hoping to prevent disasters by building an anti-drone drone that can shoot a net to trap and catch its prey in mid-air.
n 2015, for the 23rd consecutive year, IBM (NYSE:) held the No. 1 position for patents received, while Amazon.com (NASDAQ:) made a big gain. IBM was granted 7,355 patents, according to IFI Claims Patent Services, followed by Samsung Electronics at 5,072, then Canon. Amazon made the biggest gain among the leaders, jumping to No.
The wearable device market could be getting a boost thanks to new materials that allow tech-equipped clothing to stretch with a user's movements. A slew of smart clothes will be introduced in 2016, predicts Angelo Zino, senior industry analyst covering tech at S&P Capital IQ.
The impact of the internet of things (IoT), both on day-to-day life and corporate business models, is increasing rapidly as deployment costs and other barriers to entry continue to drop, according to analysts at Gartner. This trend means that by 2020, four years from now, over 50% of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the IoT.
Narrowband LTE and LTE-M are a couple of the new versions of the LTE Release 13 standard that are being touted for their ability to make cellular-enabled IoT devices less expensive. In fact, a top AT&T executive said that he believes that sub-$5 cellular modules are coming soon thanks to the proliferation of these versions of LTE.
Snapchat and its more than 100 million users claimed seven billion mobile video views per day, rivaling Facebook's eight billion daily views from its 1.55 billion users. The high number of views comes from Snapchat's "Stories" feature, according to sources who spoke with Bloomberg. Snapchat's video views are up from six billion just two months ago.
Curious to see which apps are in the Top Charts on the Apple TV App Store, without having to actually browse to that section on Apple's new media player? Starting today, you can get this information more easily, thanks to App Annie's addition of Apple TV data in its Store Stats product, which now tracks the top free, paid and top grossing apps on the Apple TV App Store.
Are you kidding me? I recently returned from the Consumer Electronics (CES) trade show in Las Vegas, and that question has been on my mind. The question doesn't refer to any of the technologies vying to be the next big thing - although I do wonder how many Bluetooth controlled vibrators does one really need?
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