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Tea Break

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

Oct 29 2018

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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Oct 27 2018

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.

Oct 26 2018

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.

Oct 22 2018

Emoticons are older than we think

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Claims that Carnegie Mellon University invented the :-) emoticon 25 years ago have been dismissed.

On her Urban Legend busting website Snopes.com, Barbara Mikkelson says that while Carnegie might have been first to use the : - ) online, it was not the first use.

Oct 21 2018

Wii Controller Secret

The editors over at Fortune magazine were kind enough to dissect the Nintendo Wii controller recently, revealing an interesting tidbit.

Oct 20 2018

Free UK mobile service runs straight into connectivity problems

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Free UK mobile phone network - Blyk - has already run into technical problems. A notice on the web site says that it’s having problems with picture messaging (MMS).

Oct 20 2018

Server worth $1.5 million wrecked by forklift

An angry legal battle has broken out after an IBM server worth £750,000 (~$1.5m) was wrecked falling off a fork-lift truck being used to move it.