Cox Implements P2P Throttling on Its Network

In February, Cox will begin testing a new method of managing traffic on our high-speed Internet network in our Kansas and Arkansas markets. During the occasional times the network is congested, this new technology automatically ensures that all time-sensitive Internet traffic such as web pages, voice calls, streaming videos and gaming moves without delay. Less time-sensitive traffic, such as file uploads, peer-to-peer and Usenet newsgroups, may be delayed momentarily but only when the local network is congested. In other words, file sharing traffic will become much slower for Cox customers. Their “goal is to ensure that customers continue to experience the consistently fast, reliable Internet service theyve come to expect from Cox.”

Meet RobuRIDE Autonomous Passenger Transportation System

The robuRIDE is an autonomous robotic passenger transportation system that moves people from one location to another but without any driver of course. The robuRIDE is already in operation at Vulcania Park and at Simserhof Fort in France. Their newer version is faster (up to 25 km/h rather than 10), larger (more than 30 passengers), and more modular in terms of bodywork and fittings, providing better adaptability to specific client needs. This increased performance is largely due to real-time extensions added to the robuBOX.

Couple Pays $155k for First Cloned Pet in US

The world’s first commercially cloned pet just arrived in the United States. A couple in Miami, Florida got a new dog – just like their old dog, literally. Not only was the dog the same breed and gender but the dog also has the same DNA as their old dog.

Nina and Edgar Otto picked up their new dog from the Miami International Airport on Monday night, a cute cloned yellow lab puppy. Lancelot Encore, was cloned from the DNA of the late dog Lancelot, which died of caner in January of 2008. The couple had the DNA of their dog frozen five years ago, knowing that cloning would be possible soon.

New Device Allows You To See Through Walls

Cambmridge Consultants have developed a device that allows you to see through walls by the use of radar. The Prism 200 is a handheld through-wall radar, which has been designed to be used by police, special forces or the emergency services. It provides quick and covert intelligence on the movement and location of people in a room or building – without the need for invasive sensors.

Google Makes Gmail Available Offline

Web-based email is great because you can check it from any computer, but there’s one little catch: it’s inherently limited by your internet connection. From public WiFi to smartphones equipped with 3G, from mobile broadband cards to fledgling in-flight wireless on airplanes, Internet access is becoming more and more ubiquitous — but there are still times when you can’t access your webmail because of an unreliable or unavailable connection.

Today Google is starting to roll out an experimental feature in Gmail Labs that should help fill in those gaps: offline Gmail. So even if you’re offline, you can open your web browser, go to, and get to your mail just like you’re used to.