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Boffins hack evolution, create SUPERSOLDIER ANTS

Researchers in Canada have created a new type of supersoldier ant by activating genetic material from long-dead forms of life.
Iain Thomson, 07 Jan 2012
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Windows 8 to get self-healing 'Storage Spaces'

Microsoft will introduce in Windows 8 what it calls Storage Spaces – a method of putting drives into a virtual pool from which self-healing virtual disks can be created, with some resemblance to ZFS features.
Chris Mellor, 07 Jan 2012

Apple legal threat to Steve Jobs doll deemed 'bogus'

It appears that Apple's threatened lawsuit against the Chinese manufacturer of a Steve Jobs action figure may be baseless. At least in the US. At least in most states.
Rik Myslewski, 07 Jan 2012
Ten Mini Hi-Fi systems

Ten... mini hi-fi systems

Product Round-upCompact enough for a bookshelf but punching above their weight compared to a portable radio, mini hi-fis are an audio staple. These items can become the sole sound system for anyone pushed for space in bijou flats, bedsits and student digs or serve as a back-up in bedrooms, kitchens and other places around the home.
Ian Calcutt, 07 Jan 2012

Official: The smartphones that suck much more than others

3G networks are straining to support the demands of punters as their shiny new smartphones demand more and more information from the internet, says a report by British firm Arieso. iPhone 4S users use twice as much data as iPhone 4 users, and three times as much as iPhone 3G users.
Anna Leach, 07 Jan 2012

'Mainstream media' mute in SOPA piracy debate

An analysis of US television coverage has found a deafening silence among members of the pejoratively tagged "mainstream media" when it comes to coverage of SOPA, the online intellectual property legislation now under consideration in Congress.
Iain Thomson, 07 Jan 2012

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