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Ruff life

You can fool some of the dogs some of the time, but you can’t fool all the dogs all the time. Especially if they’re wired with tiny cameras like these police

pooches and dressed in Bark ‘N Boots.

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We keep trying to tell you robots are taking over the world. Still don’t believe us? Vacuum cleaner designer James Dyson has built an intelligent vacuum that can tell you it needs a new part. You still have to dial the phone, but the vacuum can take it from there.

The CD drive spits out 20s

Can’t get your bank to lend you enough cash? Try Zopa, the world’s first online money exchange, where lenders and borrowers can come together without those pesky middlemen, the banks.

Computer science degree optional

Why wait to find out if some snooty school has accepted your lowly application if you can get a hacker to find out for you?

OK, well, at least it’s not Windows

The horror. Linus Torvalds, big daddy of the whole Linux thing, has admitted he’s now using a G5 as his main desktop.

How to outsource a hamburger

Next time you consider venting your hostilities at the person who hands you your drive-through order at McDonald’s keep in mind the order-taker is probably thousands of miles away.

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