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Full genome sequencing for USD 1000 via an app

Add / Remove Many diseases can be more effectively treated or managed if diagnosed early. Genome sequencing can often help patients catch conditions earlier and DNA companies such as deCODEme and 23andme have enabled consumers to access some of this information, but now myGenome from Veritas Genetics can reveal entire genome sequences via a smartphone app for under USD 1000. … Read More »

Now windows have entered the Internet of Things

Add / Remove Window glare is something that have been solved for decades with simple blinds, but now a glass company is making windows smarter and more energy efficient, bringing in auto-tinting that can be controlled by a mobile phone. View’s Dynamic Glass offers connected windows that can be programmed to darken or brighten depending on outdoor conditions, and prevent … Read More »

Food protector extends the life of fresh fruit and vegetables

Add / Remove The food industry still causes vast amounts of waste, and a lot of waste happens in homes. Much of the food consumers buy end up being thrown out after it goes bad, and organic fruits and vegetables often don’t stay fresh for long due to a lack of preservatives. But a new Israel and China-based startup hopes … Read More »

Game feedback platform uses machine learning to filter reviews

Add / Remove Sifting through reviews to find out how to improve the video games they are building can be a tedious task for developers, but a new program for aggregating game feedback could help. Player XP is a review and analysis platform for mobile gaming. The aggregator uses machine learning and natural language processing to analyze the reviews. It … Read More »

Smartphone-powered 3D printer for USD 99

Add / Remove Over the last few years, 3D printing has grown from a futuristic manufacturing technique with great potential to an affordable design solution. Now, the OLO 3D smartphone printer is about to make it even more accessible. The portable, multi-material device is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter and has already raised over USD 1.5m. OLO 3D is a USD … Read More »

Which of these is not a real business?

Add / Remove It’s April Fools’ Day. While many are busy taking preventative measures to avoid office pranks, we have put together a list of the best Weird of the Week business ideas from the Springwise database — innovations that should be April Fools, but are actually real. But there’s one hidden in the lineup that’s actually not a real … Read More »

App links coffee lovers with on-demand baristas

Add / Remove The growth of third wave coffee shops has brought with it an increased interest in high quality home brews. Equipment such as this micro roaster enables anyone to make a perfect coffee in their own home. Now, Coffee Shots is an app that connects thirsty locals with nearby home-baristas, so that they can enjoy a coffee together. … Read More »

Easy-to-use parking ticket app

Add / Remove Many parking meters have gone digital, with big cities such as San Francisco and London enabling drivers to pay on their smartphone. But many of these systems involve long-winded processes that are almost as inconvenient as fumbling for spare change, so residents often don’t bother and risk getting a ticket. Now, Meter Feeder is an app that … Read More »

Gym startup offers cloud-connected sporting equipment

Add / Remove As fitness equipment move into the digital age, it was only a matter of time before an entire gym offers cloud-connected machines. Munich-based startup eGym offers exercise equipment that are linked to the cloud, and supporting apps for the fitness training floor, so New Entrepreneurs can bring their workouts into their connected life. While many gyms nowadays … Read More »

New database sells stock images of how people really live

Add / Remove For most digital publishers, finding the right stock image that not only fits the brand, but also conveys the right message, can be a huge hurdle. Though there are platforms that sell only high quality images, many of them still fall short when it comes to offering up-to-date and relevant photos that truly represent the modern life … Read More »