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People are Buying Cloned Cars on eBay and Being Conned out of Thousands

Cloned cars are a thing, they say, and they're being offered for sale on auction site eBay, where buyers might end up purchasing something that's been stolen and therefore lose all their money when the police and original owners turn up to get it back. Read More >>

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Clones Age Normally, So Relax

It’s been 20 years since the birth of Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult. Because Dolly died prematurely, scientists have worried that cloning accelerates the ageing process. But a new analysis of 13 cloned sheep — including a batch of Dolly’s genetic duplicates — shows this isn’t the case. Read More >>

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Kickass Torrents Clones Are Going to Keep Appearing, Aren’t They?

Yes, yes they will. If you absolutely have to get movies and books for free, make sure you’re doing it responsibly. Read More >>

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The Illuminati’s Secret Celebrity Murder and Cloning Centres, Explained

Have you ever noticed that, sometimes, a certain celebrity seems ever so slightly off? Maybe its an errant beauty mark or the fact that their eyelids have begun to blink sideways. You can feel in your heart that something’s just not right. That’s because your darling idol is dead. Read More >>

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A 24K Gold NES Clone Is the Classiest Way To Celebrate Zelda’s 30th Anniversary

First revealed back in 2014, the Analogue Nt remains one of the best ways to play classic NES games on a modern TV. And to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most popular Nintendo franchises of all time, The Legend of Zelda, you can now get a gold-plated Analogue Nt to match your gold cartridges. Read More >>

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Artists Secretly Steal Queen Nefertiti Bust by 3D-Scanning it

Artists working deep undercover have penetrated the Neues Museum in Berlin -- by purchasing a ticket -- and secretly 3D-scanned the famed bust of Queen Nefertiti in order to build an extremely accurate replica for a rival museum in Cairo. If museums can indeed be rivals with each other. Read More >>

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Even the Fake Apple Watches are Out of Stock

Apple Watch clones are already doing great business in the tech epicentres of China, where lookalike devices costing factions of the amount of money of the real thing are just as sold out as the Apple original. Read More >>

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Chinese Android Maker Says iPhone 6 Ripped off Their Design

The maker of a cheap Chinese Android phone being sold under the name 100+ has published a legal letter it sent to Apple's people, claiming the design of the iPhone 6 may infringe on patents it acquired in January of 2014. Read More >>

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Jony Ive: iPhone and iPad Design Clones are “Theft”

Apple's design guru is unsurprisingly not that keen on the masses of iPhone knock-off designs being stuck out there by some of the Chinese makers, telling a crowd at a tech event that: "I don't see it as flattery ... I actually see it as theft." Ive went on to say that after spending "seven or eight years" on a product, seeing it insta-cloned is quite heartbreaking. [The Verge] Read More >>

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Looks Like Instagram is Working on a Snapchat Rival

Someone at Instagram has a slippery trigger finger: some Instagram for Android users are reporting links posted to a "one tap photo messaging app" called Bolt. Read More >>

science
Scientists Have Cloned Embryos From Adult Cells for the First Time Ever

Ever since Dolly the sheep was cloned eighteen years ago, scientists have been trying and failing to use that same technique to create cloned human embryos from adult cells. Now, they've finally succeeded, in what could a major step toward personalised organ transplants and other therapies that rely on a pool of stem cells. Read More >>

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“HTC One Tablet” is Just a Cheap Chinese Knock-off

This thing here doing the rounds on the internet at the moment isn't an official HTC One tablet, sadly, but is actually a cheap Chinese Android clone bounced up to tablet proportions with a completely plagiarised design. Read More >>

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“Adventurous” Woman Needed to Give Birth to Neanderthal Baby

Geneticist George Church believes he nearly has all the required things bubbling away in his lab to enable him to clone a Neanderthal, with the only missing link being a woman who's brave enough to want to carry our alien ancestor. Read More >>

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RIM Getting in on the Siri Clone Scene With BB10 Voice Assistant

RIM is set to jump on the clumsy voice control/personal assistant bandwagon, with developers reporting that the latest BlackBerry 10 OS alpha code has been updated to feature a selection of voice-activated personal assistant features. Read More >>

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Scientists Bored of Modern Lagers, Cloning 170-Year-Old Shipwreck’s Beer Stash

Finnish researchers are living up to their hard-drinking national image by working out how to revive a 170-year-old type of beer not yet tasted by modern man. Read More >>