Researchers just figured out how to squeeze 200 MB of data onto some strands of DNA.
That’s right, the same stuff that’s inside all of us, the blueprints for our eye color, ear shape, height and more — all that makes you, you — also happens to be a pretty decent medium for storing the same kind of information you put on a traditional USB memory stick.
Microsoft and the University of Washington announced the storage breakthrough on Thursday, reporting that they had managed to store a 2010, high definition OK Go music video (see below) as well as 100 books and Crop Trust’s seed database on some DNA strands. Storing data on synthetic DNA is not new, but 200 MB is a huge leap from the most recent DNA storage record of just 22 MB. Read more…
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Apple Music came late to the music-streaming party and has been trying to play catch up to services such as Spotify. But it doesn’t offer too much over competitors and could use a few fresh features.
Now, the Apple rumor mill suggests Apple is expected to announce an Apple Music overhaul at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference in June, according to Bloomberg. Meanwhile, tech blog 9 to 5 Mac reports the updates will be coming with iOS 10.
If the rumors are legit, Apple Music will be getting a new interface to make the service more intuitive, an expanded online radio footprint and improved integration between streaming and downloading music. Read more…
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This week, Spoon announced that they plan to release a new album later this year. The indie rock band even revealed a few tunes off the upcoming LP, titled They Want My Soul. More details below. Also, there’s a trailer for the HBO documentary Made In America, which is a behind-the-scenes look at Jay-Z’s Philadelphia […]
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