Microsoft Announces Official Consumer Launch of Windows 7

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Yesterday, Microsoft tweeted, and for once, the internet listened. That’s because their tweet went something like this: “Here it is, the *official word* on Windows 7 general availability: In stores starting October 22nd! Details at http://bit.ly/ccSyd ^MS” That’s right, after much speculation and an initial launch date of January […]

PSP marketing staff hit ‘Go’ too soon

Sony has mistakenly unveiled the new edition of its handheld console, the PSP Go. The biggest change is that the UMD drive has gone, leaving a considerably smaller and lighter console. The Go (pictured via Eurogamer.net) isn’t expected to get an official airing until tomorrow at the E3 video games conference. However, a video detailing […]

US Prepares to Test Ultimate Laser

A California facility which opens today hopes to create conditions similar to those found in a star, using the world’s most powerful laser beam. But despite the possible ecological benefits, there are claims the project has only received ongoing funding because of its military potential. The National Ignition Facility, housed at the Livermore National Laboratory, […]

Wikipedia Bans Scientologists

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The longest-running arbitration in Wikpedia history has come to a close, and it’s bad news for the Church of Scientology. Based on a 10-0 vote (with one abstaining) from the Arbitration committee, there is now a ban on Wikipedia contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the […]

US Military Ship Sleeps with the Fishes

A US troop ship has been swiftly sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. But it’s not a military disaster – rather an ecological project. To put things into context the boat, the General Hoyt S Vandenberg, is a decommissioned veteran of the second world war. Originally named the General Harry Taylor, it was later used […]