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Police Investigate Video Games Developer Over ‘Global Thermonuclear War’ Drawing

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HENRY Smith, a software developer, was working on a game called “Global Thermonuclear War.” He drew a scence depicting a nuclear attack on Washington. As you can see from the above image, it was a drawing full of details.

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King Digital Plunges 23% As Candy Crush Saga Runs Out Of Steam

WELL, what the stock market was worrying about has come to pass. King Digital is the maker of Candy Crush Saga, that game that’s been sucking the life out of the nation for the past couple of years. It’s also …

Posted: 22nd, August 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video: ‘Electronic Makeup’ Completely Transforms This Model’s Face

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THIS is a great video of Nobumichi Asai‘s projection mapping of “electronic makeup” applied to a model’s face.

Asai used Omote, a combination of real-time face tracking and projection mapping to transform a model’s face into mesmerizing patterns.

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Posted: 19th, August 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stop Trying To Turn Women Into Scientists And Engineers Says Expert

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GIVEN the way that the entire society seems to agree that we should have roughly equal numbers of men and women doing the same sort of jobs it’s a bit of a surprise to find an expert insisting that …

Posted: 15th, July 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Jobs Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 6 Is To Be Made By Robots

 

THIS rather proves Steve Jobs’ point that “those jobs are never coming back”. For Apple’s iPhone 6 is to be assembled by robots rather than by hand as has been done with all previous generations of iPhone.

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Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other Parents: Instagram Mum Upset Over Rule-Breaking Photo Of Her Daughter Marlow

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COURTNEY Adamo was kicked off Instagram for posting a picture of her daughter Marlow.

Yes, quite. We’re uspet because the censors should not stop anyone who feels a need to show off their kids to strangers and who calls …

Posted: 25th, June 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Luis Suarez Balls: Twitter Plot To Rape And Kill Liverpool Star’s Wife And Young Daughter

ISN’T Free Speech great. There are no buts. Say what you like.

You can on Twitter. But only if the speakers are telling you stuff you might want to hear;. If you don’t like it, you can call the police. …

Posted: 23rd, June 2014 | In: Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillsborough Joins The War On Free Speech And Bicholim: Chelsea Fan Sacked For Abusing Liverpool On Wikipedia

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THE War on Free Speech looks at the story of the man who posted a message on Wikipedia. In “Revealed: How The Telegraph found the Hillsborough Wikipedia vandal”, the paper reports:

A civil servant in Liverpool has been fired

Posted: 17th, June 2014 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Close Look At The Royal Navy’s New Starburst Missile Warhead

YOU’RE looking at a cross section of a Starburst Missile warhead on display during the announcement of a £48 million contract for missiles for Royal Navy helicopters at the Thales UK plant in Belfast. The system is aimed at deflecting …

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Using Tinder and Grindr Gives You The Clap

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TINDR and Grindr  give you the clap. That, at least, is the finding of a new piece of scientific research, that using dating apps on smartphones, like Tinder or Grindr, gives you the clap. It’s not, by the way, …

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find Out What Happens When People Answer Phone In This Cinema

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Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch The Video Of The New iPhone 6, Dummy

 

WHAT looks like the new iPhone 6, due for release this summer, can be seen in that video above. The information source is a French website, nowhereelse, and they’ve been pretty reliable in the past. For an English …

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rap Genius Founder Fired For Being a Complete Dickhead About Elliot Rodger

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THAT you’re able to think up and found one of the web’s hotter properties does show that you’ve got some smarts. You’re good at doing something at least. But that’s not to say that having done that that you’re …

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your Official Guide To 1970s CB Slang

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THE INTERNET has created its own slang, saturated with efficient abbreviations and a constantly evolving jargon that only insiders know. As novel as this seems, just a few decades ago there was another trendy lingo sprung from a new …

Posted: 27th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1985 The Press Association Presented The Future of Journalism

IN 1985,  the Press Association presented the future of journalism.

The pencil and paper remain the most reliable tools in a journalist’s possession.

 

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Posted: 26th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Making Sense of Chemical Stories: The Posters

SENSE About Science is “a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion”. Science matters. Government quote it when they want to control what you teach, eats and watch.

There are dangers …

Posted: 22nd, May 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black Keys: Proud To Be Luddites

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FANS of the Black Keys are, like the band themselves, people who look back at a fabled ‘golden age’ of rock that doesn’t actually exist.

See, a lot of fans of bluesy dadrock will tell themselves that, once upon …

Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pass The Happy Pills: The Internet Is Depressing The Children!

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ONE of the great problems in this modern world is that people are forever confusing cause and effect. Or if you prefer, forgetting that correlation does not mean causation. And so it is with this latest report that …

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Money, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sell Twitter Or Else! Says Daily Telegraph

IN what might not be the very best share tipping column ever the Daily Telegraph is telling us all that we should unload our Twitter shares immediately. This isn’t sensible advice: or rather, it might be but it isn’t for …

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi Husband Hacked Government Website To Congratulate Wife For Exam Success

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WHEN his wife passed her exams, one Saudi man congratulated her by hacking into the website of the Saudi Commission of Electricity and Cogeneration and writing her a note:
“I apologize for the hacking your website, but I wanted to

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic Adverts: Stevie Wonder Plays Atari Video Games

IN 1977, Stevie Wonder advertised Atari Video games:

“If I could play video games, you bet it would be an Atari”

 

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Posted: 30th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Eight-Track Miracle: 8 Reasons It Failed

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WHEN eight-track tapes hit the shelves in the latter part of the Sixties, it was seen as a godsend.  All of a sudden, you could listen to your music collection in your car, or out-and-about with the new boom-boxes.  …

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music, Technology | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Jobs Biopic Stars Danny Boyle and Leo DiCaprio

 

EVER looked at Steve Jobs and thought: “There’s a guy I’d like to watch a film about!” Imagine the thrills and spills as Jobs goes to the bank to get a loan! Gasp as Jobs does some soldering on …

Posted: 22nd, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0