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 Monday, 27-May-2013  20:32:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Sciby keeps going on about these tested.com videos, and in particular the ones featuring Adam Savage. So, if you're a MythBusters fan, check 'em out!

Google are apparently planning to hook up Africa with wireless internet. The Internet search giant - which has for years espoused universal Web access - is employing a patchwork quilt of technologies and holding discussions with regulators from South Africa to Kenya, the WSJ cited people familiar with the strategy as saying. The article on WSJ says it will extend to developing markets in SE Asia too.

Meanwhile Eric Schmidt from Google has concerns about the permanence of mistakes made by internet-generation youth. He said: "There are situations in life that it's better that they don't exist. Especially if there is stuff you did when you were a teenager. Teenagers are now in an adult world online." Some days, you could hardly describe most of what happens online as "adult." Still, Schmidt says he believes the online world has gone too far in forcing teens to never forget.

An American user has discovered the limits of "unlimited". And a California man discovered that limit when he got a phone call from a Verizon representative wanting to know what, exactly, he was doing to create more than 50 terabytes of traffic on average per month—hitting a peak of 77TB in March alone.

A Sydney legal firm has demanded details of ISP customers who are allegedly infringing the copyright of its clients. Several of the ISPs concerned immediately responded to Marque denying access to the details of the users concerned. The firm has signalled that it is considering using the courts system to apply for what are known as ‘preliminary discovery’ orders to retrieve the information.

A new record has been set for an Apple 1 sale, at $671,000 USD. The record price was paid by an anonymous bidder. In an interview with the New York Times, Auction Team Breker of Cologne, which sold the Apple-1, said the buyer was a "wealthy entrepreneur from the Far East."

If you're worried that the new consoles will make your current one obselete, EA say they will support them until 2017. Speaking with Gamespot, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed that “EA will continue to publish games for current-generation consoles through at least 2017,” a decision that is sure to appease owners of current-generation hardware.



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