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Tea Break

Have a break… have a Kit Kat… A light hearted break from work.

May 20 2019

Supermarket chain uses fingerprint ID for payment

The future of grocery shopping has changed in the Palatinate region of Germany. The Edeka supermarket chain offered in one of its Rülzheim stores fingerprint identification as method of payment. Customers can have their fingerprint put on file and begin using the system as an alternative to cash or card. Customers then place their finger on the scanner to complete a purchase.

May 20 2019

Two CD-R’s For sale on eBaY - Have data on them - some sort of database

A gag has been placed on eBaY today for two unusual CDs. After it was revealed yesterday that Revenue & Customs lost two CDs in the post, containing 25 million citizens’ sensitive data.

May 19 2019

25 million personal details lost in the post

As crazy as it would seem in today’s security mad countries, Two computer discs holding the personal details of half the families in the UK have gone missing. Lost in the post, sent via standard delivery.

May 17 2019

Knitted i-phone

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For those of you who don’t want to pay hundreds for the latest mobile technology, a MOM has come up with a Winter-warm alternative.

May 15 2019

Ever wondered what’s inside a PS3?

Carefully disassembled, we see how the PS3 is really put together with these four PS3 dismantling videos - the size of the fan is unbelievable (Video 3), I wonder if the quieter 40GB versions have a smaller fan?

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May 12 2019

End of the world is nigh, scientists insist

The end of the world really could be at hand, scientists warn, and there are a number of ways it could happen, the British Association science festival in Glasgow heard.

May 12 2019

Sony makes most of Wii shortages

The PlayStation 3 was launched last year in Japan - Sony is taking advantage of Nintendo Wii shortages and a recent price cut of the PlayStation 3 to double weekly sales of the console in the US.

Sony boss Howard Stringer told the Associated Press news agency: “It’s a little fortuitous that the Wii is running out of hardware.”

Two weeks after the price cut Sony sold 100,000 PS3s in seven days.