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Moonpig makes a pig's ear of security, exposes details of 3.6 million customers

The developer who spotted the security vulnerability claims to have warned the greetings card company more than a year ago.

By January 6, 2015


Guinea pigs look imposing with custom steampunk dragon wings

Tremble in fear, all ye who gaze upon this guinea pig with brass-accented steampunk leather wings and armor.

By August 16, 2014


Facebook's mood study: How you became the guinea pig

That controversial research into how posts affect users' emotions is just latest in a long line of privacy flaps -- and apologies -- for the social networking giant.

By July 1, 2014


Genetically engineered micropigs to be sold as pets

A genomics institute in China plans to bring a brand new kind of pet into the world -- customizable mini-pigs.

By September 29, 2015


I wore a Ghostbusters suit for a week, and here's what I learned

When you need someone to walk around in a Ghostbusters jumpsuit, who ya gonna call? CNET guinea pig Danny Gallagher, who learned a lot about himself (and heat exhaustion) from the adventure.

By August 14, 2015


Bring home the boozy bacon with whiskey-bred pigs

One distillery wants to make bacon even better (is that possible?) by turning regular pigs into tasty, whiskey-enhanced swine for salivating chefs and foodies.

By May 13, 2014


Charlie Brown and friends really don't like the new 'Peanuts' movie

In this parody video, the original "Peanuts" gang decides that of all the Charlie Browns in the world, the new CGI "Peanuts" movie is the Charlie Browniest.

By August 17, 2015


Evolution, in rhyme: Beasts great and small and their cousins big and tall

NPR's Skunk Bear series showcases 12 animals, some with and without hair, next to their prehistoric cousins who could give you quite a scare.

By August 12, 2015


Bacon-flavored seaweed is a thing now

Oregon State University researchers come up with a new breed of red marine algae that tastes like those sweet strips of delicious pig flesh.

By July 16, 2015


Angry Birds 2 flies onto iOS and Android

The basic gameplay is the same as in the original but the sequel includes spells, blizzards, magic ducks and hot chili peppers to hurl against your piggly enemies.

By July 30, 2015