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Are computer games being taken over by women?

"Picture a typical computer gamer and what do you see? A spotty adolescent boy locked away in his bedroom? Get with the programme. Forty-nine per cent of gamers are now women - despite the best efforts of some male gamers to keep them away."

Man behind 'Great Firewall of China' pelted with eggs

"The man known as the father of the so-called "Great Firewall of China" was pelted with eggs and shoes by a students protesting against China's draconian online censorship regime, online reports in China claimed."

PlayStation hack: Sony blames Anonymous hacktivists

"Sony has said the that the hackers who stole more than 100 million users' personal details from its online gaming systems left a file implicating Anonymous, the internet activist collective. In a detailed letter about the security breach to a US Congressional committee, Kazuo Hirai, chairman of the electronics giant, said the the file discovered by investigators was named "Anonymous" with the words "We are Legion", part of the Anonymous motto.

Klingon Christmas Carol brought to the stage

"A theatre in Chicago is staging a production of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" with a twist. The entire play is delivered in thIngan Hol, the language of the Klingon race, which was developed in 1984 by linguist Marc Okrand for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock." | more

Deepwater Horizon oil spill stopped, says BP

BP said that the cap over the oil well has completely stopped the spill, with no oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.

Sony 'kill switch' Myth

For nearly 20 years Sony in Japan has been plagued by the myth of the "Sony Timer" – but is there really a kill-switch that destroys your device just after its warranty runs out? Many Japanese genuinely believe that there is.

It was the recall of more than 4.1 million Dell laptops containing faulty Sony batteries in 2006 that jump-started a rumour that has been around for decades. From 1980 to 2006 geeks and tech-obsessed Japanese had joked about the existence of the timer, creating sarcastic manga and venting anger through online forums.

Meat grown in laboratory in world first

Researchers in the Netherlands created what was described as soggy pork and are now investigating ways to improve the muscle tissue in the hope that people will one day want to eat it.

No one has yet tasted their produce, but it is believed the artificial meat could be on sale within five years.

Vegetarian groups welcomed the news, saying there was “no ethical objection” if meat was not a piece of a dead animal.

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