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

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

Playing Halo is as addictive as heroin or crack cocaine, says judge in Halo killer case

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Or rather stopping playing Halo is as hard as giving up heroin or crack cocaine, according to the judge handling the case of Daniel Petric, who said “When you stop [playing the game], your brain won’t stand for it, just as it wouldn’t stand for it when you quit using heroin or crack cocaine” when summing up the case.

The judge ruled that 17-year-old Petric was guilty of killing his mum and attempting to kill his dad, after they tried to stop him playing Halo so much by confiscating the disc. Yes, really…

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Gary CutlackPlaying Halo is as addictive as heroin or crack cocaine, says judge in Halo killer case