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  • Blue tongues and 19 other Olympic oddities
    By on August 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Why are some athletes’ tongues blue? Why do horses wear hats? And why are the silver and bronze podiums the same height?


  • Dial Other M for Murder: Is the Metroid Series Dead?
    By on June 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Despite its positive debut, some fans speculate Metroid: Other M has killed the long-running series. But why?


  • Could new Ebola cure be magic bullet for other viruses?
    By on May 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    In what may be the biggest medical breakthrough of its kind, scientists have developed a completely new type of treatment that appears to cure Ebola. They report a 100% success rate. This is a breakthrough not only because it may give us a cure for an uncurable, incredibly nasty virus, but also because the same method might work for other viruses.


  • Sony taken to court over PS3 ‘Other OS’ removal
    By on May 2, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Anthony Ventura filed a lawsuit in California, asking the judge for class-action status. The complaint quotes Sony executives on numerous occasions saying how vital and important the “Install Other OS” feature was to the game console (it’s a computer, remember?) and claims breach of contract, false advertising, and several other causes of actions


  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M to come “Mid-Year”
    By on February 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    During their Australian conference, Nintendo announced that Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M will be hitting Wii consoles this year.


  • Gallery of Past Tech (and Other) Advertising
    By on January 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    theodp writes “The Vintage Ad Browser takes you back to the days when Google conjured up images of Barney Google (1948). When the hip music player was a Walkman (1982). When Osborne meant state-of-the-art in computing (1982). When Big Picture TV meant 12″ (1948). When compact camera referred to a Pocket Instamatic (1972). And when wireless meant getting phone calls 300 feet from the house (1982).”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Pele v Maradona – football legends question each other’s claims to greatness in bitter war of words
    By on September 17, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Brazil legend Pele hits back in his war of words with Diego Maradona by claiming that Alfredo di Stefano was the best Argentine-born footballer.