British Couple Pay £67,000 For Two Clones of Their Dead Dog

A couple from the UK have paid a South Korean lab to clone their dog, ending up with two duplicates of the deceased canine. Richard Remde and Laura Jacques of West Yorkshire paid South Korean firm Sooam Biotech Research Foundation  £67,000 to clone their boxer Dylan, who died of a brain tumour at the age of eight, according to The Guardian.

After the couple provided DNA samples of Dylan to Sooam back in July, two clones of the dog were born to surrogate mothers just after Christmas, subsequently named Shadow and Chance by Remde and Jacques. The puppies have made history, being cloned two weeks after Dylan had died; previously, the record for cloning a dog was five days following death.

“The whole thing just feels surreal,” Jacques said. “I lost all sense of time. I have no idea how long everything took, the whole thing made me feel very disoriented. I was just clinging on to Richard for about an hour and a half after Chance was born.”

“After they got him out I still couldn’t quite believe it had happened. But once he started making noises I knew it was real. Even as a puppy of just a few minutes old I can’t believe how much he looks like Dylan. All the colourings and patterns on his body are in exactly the same places as Dylan had them,” she added. “I had had Dylan since he was a puppy. I mothered him so much, he was my baby, my child, my entire world.”

Sooam are considered experts at canine DNA cloning, having used its duplication methods – implanting DNA into dog ova from which the nucleus of the cell has been removed – to create over 700 dogs. While animal cloning is banned in Europe, the practice is permitted in South Korea.

New the Evil within DLC Has Zero Guns and More Cats!

The Evil Within’s latest DLC takes a completely different approach to the game and its stealth/action gameplay. First of all, the most important thing to notice is that the gameplay has no guns whatsoever, forcing the player to use only stealth.

The DLC, named The Assignment, sees a chapter from Juli Kidman’s perspective. A peculiar fact about the game and its gameplay is that the player has to save the game… by petting a cat! Though it may sound strange, if you played the original game, petting a cat is nothing compared to the weirdness found in the game.

As previously mentioned, the DLC focuses mainly on stealth, having removed all weapons inside the one hour gameplay. The players need to rely on sneaking, hiding and distractions to get through, but Tango Gameworks made sure you have all the features required at your disposal. They even added a shouting feature in order to aid players in progressing through the game, as well as new puzzles which rely on Kidman’s flashlight.

There have been a lot of controversy from players who prefer to use the action gameplay when playing the game, however fans of the more stealthy approach will be keen on giving this DLC a try.

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December Sees 4G Mobile Vehicle Networking Products Released

Finally, we are one step closer to Knightrider’s sidekick car ‘KITT‘ becoming a real-life thing! Shenzhen’s mobile 4G network construction has doubled in recent times and will be reportedly being utilized in motor vehicles as soon as December, 2014.

According to a report on November the 16th, Tencent Technology claim that later this month China Mobile will launch a 4G network based within motor vehicles (cars), allowing for advanced development of car networking and various other tasks. This technology will allow the car to place internet, entertainment, navigation, security, rescue, diagnostics and other functions all into one package. It will also provide users the ability to monitor fault checking and real-time remote viewing through their mobile devices – alongside applications for anti-theft and location methods.

Some other useful features on offer include mobile electronic central locking, cargo monitoring, route planning, yaw management and pet monitoring services.

The first 4G licenses were issued by the Ministry of Industry Operations to China Mobile earlier this year in April under the titles of “4G Utility Vehicle Machine”, “Travel Guardian” and “Bus Steward”. All of these were debut at the 2014 Bejing International Automotive Exhibition.

Shenzen Mobile has reportedly opened the first 10,000 4G base stations, citing Shenzhen as the forefront of China’s 4G technology. Shenzhen has now been provided with 4G coverage density as seen similarly in many major western nation cities. Why the upgrade from the commonly offered 3G? 4G technology offers up to 218 M/second transfer speeds, allowing for advanced applications such as what you’ve been reading above.

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