Archive for November, 2008

Get your DNA analysed for $399

// November 23rd, 2008 // 3 Comments » // tech

The winner of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2008 is “The Retail DNA Test”. There is a company named 23 and me. They analyze your DNA and send you the information they get from it. This information includes more than 90 traits and conditions which include:

– Where you come from. I registered to get access to their demo, and it turns out they show you where your ancestors lived 500 years ago.
– What your food preferences are. Like what you can’t taste.
– Your athletic ability.
– Compare yourself to any of your friends and find out if you are related. I wonder if that is how they found out Chaney and Obama are cousins?
– What your personal characteristics are.
– Health status, they have a page were they show you your Disease Risks. They also tell you how resistant you are to AIDS, or Malaria.

23andme

The Way this works is that they will send you a packet with a tube that you have to fill with saliva. After that you send them back the package and wait for your username and password in the mail. Then after you login you get to see your test results, and believe me they are really long.

This is just amazing Technology, and 23andme have been around for a while, but they used to charge 1000 Dollars and now they only charge $399.

This is a video given at Google explaining the whole concept. BTW the Co-founder of 23andme is the wife of Google’s co-founder Sergey.

No More PC Magazine!

// November 20th, 2008 // 3 Comments » // tech

Ziff Davis announced today that they will stop publishing the printed version of PC Magazine. Their last edition will come out on January 2009, be sure to get it for its the last.

Here is a picture of their first issue 1982, notice that the price was only 3 bucks…

Source

Gears Of War 2

// November 10th, 2008 // Comments Off // tech

Gears of War 2 was just released with 2.1 Million units sold making it the third highest first day sales right after GTA4 and Halo3. Seeing how great video games have become, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the first video game ever made! In 1958 Dr. William Higinbotham created Tennis for Two, so check it out.

source Gizmodo

Dilbert Clips

// November 9th, 2008 // Comments Off // humor, website

I was surprised to see that there were Dilbert clips, and after going through some of them, I chose this one for you.

For more check Dilbert’s Channel

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// November 6th, 2008 // Comments Off // Personal

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