"News You Need to Know" - Today - 8/29/14 - Apple & Samsung Events on 9/9, Human DNA Remarkably Close to Worms and Flies & Which First Android Apps to Choose

Okay, here is the Nerdiest News I could find:

Apple makes Sept. 9 event official, hints at more than iPhone 6

 

Apple today announced it will host an event on Sept. 9 in Cupertino, Calif. to unveil its newest iPhone.

Invitations to the media and analysts went out Wednesday for the long-expected event. Apple was even coyer than usual, declining to provide any hints, as it often does, of the event's purpose.

“Wish we could say more.” was all the add said

 

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

Another 9/9/14 Event

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.

Samsung's latest version can do more without a smartphone to go with it. LG's has a round screen. Apple is also believed to be working on its own smartwatch, and could announce it at a Sept. 9 event.

 

HUMAN, WORM AND FLY GENOMES HAVE A LOT IN COMMON

 

Image: http://images.autoworldnews.com/data/images/full/7064/dna.jpg?w=600

 

From the Take-That-Naysayers-Of-Evolution-Dept

A new study has confirmed that human, worm, and fly genomes have a lot of processes in common.

Experts from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) studied the gene expression patterns and regulatory proteins that in the three species often shared similar features, according to a release issued by the institute.

Researchers also outlined the similar ways in which the three species used protein packaging to compact DNA into the cell nucleus and to regulate genome function by controlling access to DNA.

 

And, as a bonus, I’m throwing in a great article about Android Apps and which ones to pick for starting out:

 

Five apps to get your new Android device off on the right foot

Google Play offers plenty of good apps to choose from -- but where do you start? Jack Wallen lists five useful tools to get you going.

You finally purchased that new Android device you've had your eye on. Now it stares back at you, waiting for you to give it a task. You've connected it to your Google Account, so all your Gmail messages, Google Calendar items, and Contacts are in sync. Where do you go from here?

Naturally, that depends upon the intended use of the device. But certain applications will come in handy no matter how you plan to use the device. Here are five tools that should be among the first you install. These applications range in scope, but each offers a solid solution to help you get your work done.