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Pac-Man & 4 Other Video Games You Loved As A Kid!

You will love this list of classic video games and the memories they bring back! 1. Pac-Man  Released in 1980, it become a cultural and money-making phenomenon. Surely, one of the best games ever. 2. Mario Bros Who doesn’t love Mario and Luigi, the plumbers in one of the most famous video game franchises ever? The first game, Mario Bros, was released for arcades in 1983. 3. Tetris Anyone who ever had a Gameboy will remember this puzzle block game fondly from 1989…

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iTunes Outage – Could Apple Have Lost £23,000 A MINUTE?

Update (12/03/15): Apple’s iTunes service suffered an outage for several hours yesterday and was reportedly down because of an “internal error”. In a statement to CNBC last night, Apple apologised to customers experiencing problems with iTunes and other services, adding: “The cause was an internal DNS error at Apple.” The company also thanked everyone for their patience as it worked to make all services available. The internet is awash with reports that Apple has suffered outages on a number of its services, including…

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How The World’s First Android Phone Was Blown Away By The iPhone

Codenamed “Sooner”, it was the world’s first Android phone but you may never have seen this Android phone. And that’s down to the first Apple iPhone. With a physical keyboard and small non-touch screen, this device also had navigation keys. It’s been described as a messenger-style phone in the style of Blackberry. But it never launched to market, thanks to Steve Jobs unveiling the iPhone in 2007. Blown away by the iPhone “As a consumer I was blown away. I wanted one immediately,” is…

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Sandisk 200GB microSD memory card (photo credit: Sandisk)

World’s Highest Capacity MicroSD Card – 200GB

The 200GB SanDisk memory card is the size of a finger nail, but can hold up to 20 HOURS of Full HD video. On top of that you can transfer up to 1,200 photos a minute. Card manufacturer SanDisk says it achieved the breakthrough by creating a new design and production process. “We continue to push technology boundaries to deliver record-breaking solutions that transform the way consumers use their mobile devices,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product marketing, SanDisk. “By focusing…

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8 Computers From The 80s

Was the Commodore 64, an IBM, Apple, Amstrad or ZX Spectrum your first home computer way back in the 1980s? Click here to see this list of iconic computers 1. Commodore 64 Were you one of the kids who had the Commodore 64, while your mates had a Spectrum – and swore it was better? Well, it turns out that the Commodore 64 was one of the best selling home computers ever. It had up to 40% of the market for…

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Could Gold Apple Watch Cost More Than £10,000?

Speculation is rife that the top Apple Watch Edition could sell for more than £10,000. One online commentator has suggested the most expensive Edition models could reach into the $20,000 (around £13,000) bracket, while others have suggested the starting price for an Apple Watch made with gold will start at around $5,000 (more than £3,000). There have also been reports that Apple is installing safes inside its shops to keep its most expensive products under lock and key. Entry model cost For those with…

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5 Cool Old Phones – Did You Have One Of Them?

Remember when mobile phones were cutting edge and looked like something out of the future? The Ericsson T28. With its flip down communicator style, you could be forgiven for thinking you were using a device quite literally beamed from the future. In fact, this phone was launched in 1999 but was just 15mm slim and weighed just 83g, It might have had a big antenna sticking out the top, but to be honest it didn’t matter. The looks said it all. DynaTAC…

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End of the road for car giants?

Digital applications have revolutionised the mobile phone sector, producing new business models. Ashley Potter finds out whether the same could be about to happen to the car industry The car industry is currently mulling over the biggest transformation in its history since Henry Ford set up shop in Dearborn, Michigan. Before Ford, the automobile was an expensive plaything for the rich that had little effect on the prevalent form of transportation – horse-drawn vehicles. Ford’s introduction of the mass production assembly line and…

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Awesome video: How to make a simple motor with an AA battery

Watch experts from the At-Bristol Science Centre create a simple electric motor using a 7dayshop.com battery, a magnet, a screw and insulated wire. (Video credit: At-Bristol/YouTube) We think this is a pretty awesome demonstration from the team and thanks for using 7dayshop.com batteries! The video features Sarah Stephens and Nerys Shah, from the centre’s Live Science Team and was produced by  Ross Exton, Live Science Video Producer. Find out more about the At-Bristol Science Centre > click here Find out more about 7dayshop batteries > click…

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Rise of the machines… Bill Gates warning over Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is worried Artificial Intelligence (AI) could get out of control. If you have watched any Terminator films, which feature a world where machines have taken over, you might be a tinsy little bit concerned. And he’s not the only one – renowned scientist Stephen Hawking told the BBC: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Space pioneer and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has also voiced concern about AI. Mr Gates made his…

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