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Woman wins competition, clones her dog

If your lover left you and you still pined painfully, would you have them cloned?<p>This cheery view of the near future slaps my face as I consider the news that a woman has cloned her dachshund.<p>As the Mirror reports, 29-year-old Brit Rebecca Smith entered a competition. The winner would receive a …

Pets

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

This Is What Someone Thought the iPad Would Look like, in 2004

Before the iPad or even the iPhone was released, there were years of speculation on what portable products Apple would release.<p>Just like they do now, people on the Internet created renders back in 2004 of products they thought Apple would release. We stumbled across an old concept from 2004 on the …

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

IRL: A rant about Nintendo's Virtual Console service

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>Before you send in your angry emails, comments and tweets that decry me as a hatchet-wielding antichrist, let's …

Obama reportedly lets NSA keep some security flaws secret

While President Obama has decided that the National Security Agency should reveal most major flaws it discovers in Internet security, a loophole exists that could allow the agency to exploit flaws for surveillance purposes, The New York Times reported Saturday.<p>After a three-month review of …

Surveillance

This Is Why Google Has Two Operating Systems

Unlike Android, a mobile and tablet platform, Chrome OS runs on desktop.<p>So why does Google have both?<p>In short, Android is more of a bet on the past — in which there are locally installed applications, and Chrome OS is a bet on the future — in which all applications are remotely delivered through …

J Craig Venter sequenced the human genome. Now he wants to convert DNA into a digital signal

J Craig Venter has been a molecular-biology pioneer for two decades. After developing expressed sequence tags in the 90s, he led the private effort …