Osama Bin Laden Pakistan compound now a playable Counter Strike level

Gerald Lynch Gaming, Tech Digest news 4 Comments

Despite being available in various forms since 2004, Counter Strike: Source still attracts a hardcore group of twitch-happy FPS gamers looking to get their online counter-terrorism fix. The game also has one of the most busy modding communities out there…

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Segway boss shocker and 9 other bizarre, gruesome and tragic tech related deaths

Gerald Lynch Features, Gadgets, Gaming, Robots, Round ups, Tech Digest news, Top tens, Weirdness 5 Comments

All sci-fi fans will know that whilst technological advancement makes our mundane little lives easier and more rewarding everyday, take your mind off its potential dangers for just a few seconds and it can turn around and bite you…

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Sony give mix-tape lovers a retro lifeline with the CFD-A110 boom box

Gerald Lynch Home audio, Retro gear, Tech Digest news 2 Comments

The floppy-disc may have gone the way of the Dodo, but there is one ageing technology that may yet prove to be as resilient as a cockroach; the cassette tape. Maybe it's the sentimentality that we attach to our favourite…

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FarAwayFish.com: using the web to communicate with loved ones once you've gone

Andy Merrett Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

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Though the Internet is near-ubiquitous and social networking is skyrocketing in popularity, there’ll inevitably come a point when every one of us can no longer update our status, post a tweet, upload a Flickr photo or write something pithy on our blog.

How would the friends and relatives you usually only see online know if you dropped off the end of the world? Sometimes, your friends and family will pay tribute to you online, but you can’t always rely on technophobe relatives to do that.

One solution, according to FarAwayFish.com, is to set up a special online profile that only gets unlocked and sent out once you die. Messages, photos, videos and audio can be recorded and stored for up to ten years after your death so that friends and relatives can log in and remember the happy times…

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Man killed by exploding mobile phone

Duncan Geere Mobile phones, Weirdness Leave a Comment

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A man in his twenties in Guangzhou, China, has died after an exploding mobile phone severed an artery in his neck. He’d just replaced the battery after charging it. It’s unclear what make or model the phone was, or if it was a dodgy third-party battery, but police are investigating.

Amazingly, it’s the ninth recorded death by exploding phone in China since 2002. One man died when his battery overheated due to the heat of an iron mill he worked at and blew a hole in his chest. Since this incident however, newspapers have published advice on how to avoid mobile phone explosions that I think we can all take on board. Click through to see them over the jump.

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YouTube Video of the Week: Die! Santa! Die!

Duncan Geere YouTube Video of the Day Leave a Comment

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We’ve all been there. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve managed to accidentally kill Santa. What on earth do you do with the body? With all the blood, vomit, axes and knives you’ll need over the festive season, this trailer (sadly not for a real film) puts the “ho ho ho” back in “homicide”.

Oh, and for added hilarity, run it through the Bennyhillifier.

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