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. It sounds an awful lot like a very popular photo-sharing app not owned by Facebook that rhymes with "App Hat." » 7/24/14 11:00am 7/24/14 11:00am

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 personalized organ transplants and other therapies that rely on a pool of stem… » 4/18/14 3:24pm 4/18/14 3:24pm

Chinese Real Estate Developers Successfully Cloned Entire Austrian…

China has long been known for its knock-offs and copy-cat merch, but this latest project is some next-level kind of counterfeit crazy. » 6/05/12 10:40pm 6/05/12 10:40pm

33 Photos Filled With Countless Clones

I've always wanted to swim in Duck Tales' vault of gold. Alas, it's not in my cards (and besides, diving into scraps of metal isn't exactly good for the joints). These 33 photographs will need to do the trick. » 2/08/12 5:00pm 2/08/12 5:00pm

Corpse Bullets, Clone Dogs, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case. » 9/30/11 8:45pm 9/30/11 8:45pm

China Creates "Infinite Hero Bacon" by Cloning Invincible Earthquake Pig

Where does one secure the very best bacon? The supermarket? Shut up, rookie! You secure it from the heroic pig that survived for more than a month buried beneath the rubble of China's horrific Sichuan earthquake. » 9/18/11 7:00pm 9/18/11 7:00pm

Dolly the Sheep Is Alive, Alive, Alive, Alive!

In 1996, Dolly the sheep made headlines for being the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. She was put down in 2002. But as it turns out, Dolly's still alive today. A scientist secretly made four copies years ago. » 12/01/10 6:00pm 12/01/10 6:00pm

The HiPhone Nano: iPhone Clone or Nano Phone?

It's been a while since we've heard more about the iPhone Nano, and even though it's hasn't shown its face yet it already has its own clone: The HiPhone Nano. » 4/17/09 10:30pm 4/17/09 10:30pm

Couple Pays $150,000 for First Single-Birth Dog Clone in the US

I understand people really close to dogs. I am. I love Jones like if he was my own son. Seriously. But paying $150,000 to clone a dog after he dies, like this couple from Miami? » 1/29/09 6:52am 1/29/09 6:52am

Meizu's M8 iPhoneclone UI Demoed, Looks Cloned Indeed

Meizu's fabled M8 iPhoneclone may indeed be soon on sale » 11/24/08 4:52am 11/24/08 4:52am, but until now we've only seen and bobs of its user interface: Now Meizu is demonstrating this with a neat little animation site. And guess what? Go on, you'll never guess! ...It's a pretty similar beast to the iPhone. There're some tweaks and differences of…

Open Tech Mac Clone Company Wants To Sell Itself For $50,000

It's only been three weeks since the Mac "clone" company Open Tech made its debut, but it's already putting itself up for sale for $50,000. In an email on July 20, their Vice President Elijah Samaroo said that they were going to "beat Psystar and not make the mistake they did." By this we took it to mean not… » 8/25/08 2:00pm 8/25/08 2:00pm

Vertu Gets Own Cheap Chinese Knock-Off: Veptu

Those Chinese cloners have fired up their photocopiers again, this time hunting after big, expensive game: the luxury Vertu phones from Nokia. The Veptu clone phones actually look like the real deal, some even coming with 24k gold-plated cases, leather backs and up to 3.3 carats of embedded diamonds—are these real?… » 4/28/08 8:15am 4/28/08 8:15am

Mac Clone Maker Psystar Examined: Who Are They And Why Are They So…

The Guardian did a little research on this Psystar, the company that vows to continue selling their generic Mac OS X clones even if Apple decides to sue them. Turns out that not only has the Miami Chamber of Commerce and BBB never heard of them, there's essentially no trace of them on the internet at all. As if that… » 4/15/08 4:50pm 4/15/08 4:50pm

Meizu Adding Live Messenger to iPhone Vaporware Clone

The apparently incombustible Meizu CEO, Jack Wong, has just announced that they are going to add Live Messenger to their M8 cellphone, the rather pathetic and sad motherboard that wants to be an iPhone clone when it grows up (if it ever gets released). In other words: new vaporware announced for vaporware. The usual… » 3/31/08 4:47am 3/31/08 4:47am

All Giz Wants: Mac Clones Again

Why, oh why can't there be Mac clones again? The quality of Mac hardware has been steadily declining, and if a user is devoted to OS X and no other, there's no choice for hardware but Apple. » 12/18/06 1:27pm 12/18/06 1:27pm

Live from CES: Tivoli Audio Knock Offs

Congratulations, Tivoli Audio! Your products have been knocked off by one of the dozens of Chinese product cloners showing off in the dark corners of CES's backwater halls. That is a high honor. » 1/05/06 3:08pm 1/05/06 3:08pm