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MinION, the USB-sized DNA sequencer, goes through real-world testing

Back in 2012, a UK company called Oxford Nanopore announced a chewing gum packet-sized DNA sequencer, something that people found hard to believe since rival machines can be as big as fridges. After dealing with technical issues and bugs (as well as...

Sound off! What are your favorite features in iOS 8?

iOS 8 is finally here, and it's bringing a slew of new features. It's faster, more secure, and in a lot of ways, more like Android. Out of all the new bells and whistles what are your favorite new additions? Head over to the forums and let the...

Twitpic is being acquired, and apparently not shutting down next week

Good news? After a shocking announcement by Twitpic that it would close its doors as a result of action by Twitter, now the company has announced that's not shutting down after all. There are no specific details, but in a tweet, it says "We're happy...

Home Depot says hack put 56 million credit and debit cards at risk

When Home Depot confirmed that its in-store payments systems were hacked, the one juicy morsel it didn't disclose was how many people may have been affected. Well, the company finally patched the issue and 'fessed up: some 56 million payment cards...

Xbox One's newest Kinect game is a comic-book styled murder mystery

Lets say you're already burned out on Destiny and are looking for something a bit, well, different than what the Xbox One currently has on offer. That might just mean that D4 (short for Dark Dreams Don't Die), the latest game from the creator of...

You can now buy Marty McFly's light-up high-tops for under $100

For some people, the holographic movie posters and hoverboards from Back to the Future II's Hill Valley are nothing compared to Marty Mc Fly Jr.'s self-lacing Nike Air MAGs. Of course, when the sportswear company released a limited-edition set for...

Tech giants team up to build friendlier security tools

If there's one overarching, fundamental truth about the internet, it's that you're never as safe as you think you are. Dropbox, Google and the Open Technology Fund get that all too well -- that's why they (along with a slew of security researchers)...

Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's holiday movie

Grumpy Cat, as you probably have heard by now, is set to star in its own motion picture. Worse yet, it's going to be a made-for-TV holiday film on Lifetime. But, before you put your plant to sabotage the production into action (I'm confident your...

Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs in its latest round of layoffs

The new, Nadella-controlled Microsoft is already around 13,000 employees lighter than it used to be, and that number is only getting bigger. To wit: The company just confirmed to ZDNet another wave of layoffs that'll see 2,100 more employees let go...

Retro? Modern? This home-brew NES game is both

Retro gaming projects on Kickstarter are pretty common, but here's one that's a bit different: a game cartridge that, when plugged into the original Nintendo Entertainment System, plays an 8-bit game, and when plugged into a Mac or PC (via USB) plays...

Panasonic and Red hope to replace photos with frames of video

If you're worried about missing a once-in-a-lifetime photo op, Panasonic and Red have a proposition: Why not shoot ultra high-res video and just grab still images? Both companies had the same idea at Photokina 2014 (though Red had it long before...

Toshiba's shift away from consumer PCs means 900 lost jobs

Toshiba has been slinging Satellites and Qosmios and Kirabooks for basically ages now, but its days a purveyor of consumer computers may be winding down in a market near you. According to a statement the company issued last night, it's shifting its...

We made weed butter with a 'magical' machine

WARNING: This story contains references to the use of marijuana. Do not try this at home -- unless, of course, you're an adult living in a state or city where the use of such substances is legal or, you know, you like the way it feels....

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