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Missing Pennsylvania Dog to Fly Home—From Oregon

No one knows how the 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier made it so far from home

(Newser) - Five months after 7-year-old Gidget, a Jack Russell terrier, went missing in Huntingdon, Pa., she was recently spotted by a former animal shelter volunteer in the Portland, Ore., suburb of Tualatin—about 2,700 miles from home. Thanks to the microchip embedded in Gidget's skin, the Oregon shelter was... More »

Microchip Pill Will Keep Tabs on Users

Regulators worry about 'smart pill' data privacy

(Newser) - "Tattletale pills" that keep track of when their people are taking them are moving a step closer to reality. Swiss biotech firm Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval for a pill with a tiny embedded microchip that can transmit data to smartphones or over the Internet to... More »

Virginia Debates: Are Human Microchips Sign of Antichrist?

Virginia bill would ban involuntary use for privacy, fate of world

(Newser) - These aren't the best of times, but the state legislature in Virginia is debating whether they might be end times. The involuntary implantation of microchips in people might be the biblical “mark of the beast,” a Virginia state legislator contends, and should be outlawed. Now, “I’m... More »

A Digital Pill a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Wireless monitoring aims to cut visits and billions in health costs

(Newser) - As Congress debates ways to save on health care, Silicon Valley has an idea of its own: cutting costs through wireless technology, the Wall Street Journal reports. One startup has built a tiny, edible chip that attaches to pills and keeps track of whether patients are taking their medication. Remote... More »

AMD to Slash 10% of Jobs in '08

Chip maker was hurt by defective product, slumping sales

(Newser) - Advanced Micro Devices will shed 10% of its workforce this year and predicts a 15% first-quarter revenue drop, down to $1.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. Slumping desktop sales and the company's line of defective chips and have hurt AMD, which will lay off workers worldwide at "... More »

Purr-fect Kitty Survives Subway

Feisty feline survived 25 days in tunnel

(Newser) - A scared black kitten lost in the New York City Subway system more than three weeks ago has been found safe and well. Georgia escaped from a carrying case 25 days ago and scampered into a subway station to survive passing trains, the electrified third rail and some of Manhattan's... More »

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