Bringing Extinct Species Back From the Dead with Gene-Editing

American scientist Ben Novak has spent the past six years working on a process referred to as de-extinction—with the goal of bringing back the passenger pigeon species that died off in 1914. In Melbourne, Australia Novak has used gene-editing to weave the Cas9 gene into the reproductive organs of common pigeons. Cas9 enables the use of CRISPR, a tool that acts as molecular scissors and …

A DIY Smart-Home Built with Smartians

Triggers, hubs and trinkets to build your own smart-home

Thus far, the terms “smart-home” and DIY haven’t been synonymous.  Consumers are able to purchase products that make mundane tasks around the house a bit easier, but the process of bringing a home into the 21st century is generally costly and pre-designed. However, Smartians, from Amsterdam-based FROLIC Studio, is a set of motorized knobs and switches meant for making the most of offline products you …

Palm’s Minuscule New Mobile Phone Sidekick

In an effort to revive the Palm brand—one synonymous with the PalmPilot and Personal Digital Assistants and so many other widely-embraced developments in the ’90s and early aughts—a California company has released a new device under the name. It’s the first release with Palm branding since HP acquired and shuttered the brand—and it’s not what one would expect. The Palm smartphone is being touted as …

Self-Cleaning and Water-Purifying LARQ Bottles

In just minutes, 99.9999% of contaminants are gone

LARQ bottles feature the same stylish design and temperature maintaining technology as other brands, but these products also purify their contents and self-clean. By now it’s common sense to utilize reusable water bottles whenever possible, but when they’re filled with tap water, they’re not necessarily free of microbes. LARQ safely enables the use of tap water, making sure we’re consuming it in a healthier way—benefitting us …

Adobe’s On-the-Go Video Editing App: Premiere Rush CC

Make your videos polished and publishable in just a few minutes

After teasing the release of a new video-editing mobile app in June, today Adobe officially announces that Adobe Premiere Rush CC is available for download at the iOS App Store and on Adobe‘s website—with Android availability coming in 2019. The application is a massive step for Adobe as they cater to a content-savvy and post-heavy audience. Users can record, edit and share, all within the application—with …