Nanopore Sequencing Is Here to Stay

Angelena Iglesia

By Aaron Krol  

December 22, 2014 | The
black boxes from Oxford Nanopore Technologies arrive in the mail in FedEx
envelopes, looking a bit like individually packaged bars of soap. Oxford Nanopore
started shipping its first products this April, and the company has gone to
some trouble to make the packaging feel like any other consumer electronic. An
early access customer opening one of the boxes will find a molded plastic inlay,
a carefully folded USB cable, and a device called the MinION, a three-inch-long
gadget with flashing LED lights in three colors.

The lights might strike some users as a little hokey, giving
the instrument the vibe of a prop from a ‘60s sci fi movie. Then again, that’s
a pretty fair description of the MinION, a DNA sequencer so small it could
easily be confused with a thumb drive or an off-brand mp3 player.

To Nick Loman, a

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MDE technology vendor list raises questions among state auditor, school districts

Angelena Iglesia

MOSELLE, Miss. (WDAM) – Tuesday was the deadline for all school districts in the state to submit their technology orders and plans to the Mississippi Department of Education. The devices ordered will be purchased through the Equity in Distance Learning Act, but some aspects of the process have raised some questions.



The devices ordered will be purchased through the Equity in Distance Learning Act, but some aspects of the process have raised some questions.


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The devices ordered will be purchased through the Equity in Distance Learning Act, but some aspects of the process have raised some questions.

In August, State Auditor Shad White wrote a letter to Gov. Tate Reeves, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn saying the Mississippi Department of Education was making it difficult for school districts to purchase technology using CARES Act money.

In his letter, White stated department of education told school districts they could only purchase products from vendors listed on the Express Product List provided by

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Telenor Pakistan and National Highways & Motorway Police explore areas of collaboration for improving governance through technology

Angelena Iglesia

Telenor Pakistan and National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) have come together in order to highlight the role of technology and explore various avenues for introduction of latest technologies towards uplifting governance for public safety and benefit. CEO Telenor Pakistan, Irfan Wahab Khan addressed higher officials and officer of NHMP led by Inspector General NH&MP Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam in a webinar organized by NH&MP. The session focused on the various new and upcoming trends in technology for governance and how these advancements can aid improved and efficient systems and processes.

There has been accelerated digitalization of governance bodies particularly law enforcement across the world in the past few years. Pakistan is catching up with increased digital literacy amongst the masses and now there exists a need to automate and digitalize governance systems for efficient and transparent operations.

“Pakistan has been through a journey of digital evolution since the start

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The Download: Tech News for 12/27

Angelena Iglesia


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    The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.
    The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.

    Here are some of the latest tech items featured in the News 12 series The Download.

    Here are some of the latest tech items featured in the News 12 series The Download.


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    The Download: Ovis smart suitcase

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    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.
    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric motors help it follow you around.

    The Ovis smart suitcase from ForwardX uses five AI powered cameras to recognize its owner, then electric

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