How the PS1 and 25 years of PlayStation changed the world – Reader’s Feature

Has it really been 25 years? A reader celebrates 25 years of PlayStation console and his own first encounters with the PS1 and its groundbreaking games. As you may heard, the Sony PlayStation celebrates its 25th birthday this month. With that in mind, I’ve decided to give it a special birthday retrospective looking at how Sony broke new ground by offering a different experience to its rivals… happy birthday! These days we have a tendency to take gaming a bit for granted. We’re spoiled for choice, if I’m brutally being…

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Why I hate video game collectables – Reader’s Feature

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild – it’s okay if you don’t get them all (pic: Nintendo) A reader vents about annoying video game collectables, from the Korok seeds in Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to the pigeons in GTA 4. I think it’s a universal desire amongst gamers to want to get the completion percentage of a good game as close to 100% as you can. It’s a sign you’ve wrung the game dry and experienced all it has to offer. There’s a closure with a 100-percented meter that elicits…

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Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: Video game bargain of the year

GameCube – it was discounts galore by the end of its lifespan GameCentral readers discuss the most impressive video game deals of the year, from new console to cheap amiibo. With Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) just gone the subject for this week’s Hot Topic was what video game-related bargain you’re most pleased with this year. What game, console, or other items have you bought for cheap and why do you feel it was such a good deal? Although most people were disappointed with Black Friday everyone seems to have…

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Over a third of UK constituencies suffer from patchy 4G coverage AND shoddy internet connections 

Over a third of UK constituencies have both incomplete 4G network coverage and sub-par broadband access, a study from Which? has found. The consumer rights group is calling for the next UK Government calling for a clear strategy to improve digital infrastructure and eliminate 4G ‘not-spots’. The findings come as the major political parties make various pledges to improve broadband access in the run up to the 2019 general election. Furthermore, many of the worst hit areas for 4G and broadband coverage are located in marginal seats.  Scroll down for…

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3D digital models of the bullet casings used to kill JFK will be available to the public in 2020 

Today, the National Archive announced its plans to make detailed 3D computer models of the bullets that killed John F. Kennedy available to the general public in 2020. The 3D models will include the two bullets that pierced Kennedy, a third that hit both Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally, who was seated in front of Kennedy. The Connally bullet is sometimes called the ‘stretcher bullet’ because it wasn’t found until Connally had been transported to the hospital. Scroll down for video  The National Archive will make highly detailed computer…

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Google Maps may let pedestrians choose well-lit walking routes for safety while traveling at night

Google Maps may be adding new safety features for pedestrians looking to keep themselves safe while traveling at night. According to code discovered by XDA developers, an online community that discusses Android development, Google Maps has been testing code behind-the-scenes that would indicate which walking route has the best lighting conditions. Developers say that the feature would convey which streets were most brightly lit by lights by showing a yellow highlighted route. Google has yet to publicly acknowledge the feature and an inquiry from MailOnline has not been answered before…

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Scientists are building ‘hotels’ to save Australia’s only threatened seahorse

The White’s seahorse is deemed Australia’s only threatened seahorse species and the second endangered species worldwide. In an attempt to recover declining populations, researchers are designing seahorse hotels that will start as artificial habitats and grow into natural ones. The project will protect juveniles while they mature, while also acclimating them into the wild. The new breeding and conservation was developed by SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in collaboration with a suite of organizations including the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) who…

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Facebook extends ‘Crisis Response’ feature to WhatApp for users with poor connectivity

Facebook has extended its Crisis Response tools to WhatsApp, allowing those with poor connectivity to alert friends and family of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. Previously, users could only request or offer help during a disaster via Facebook and its Messenger app. Also part of the rollout is an expansion of Facebook’s disaster maps, which will be adding information about commute patterns and tourist populations. Facebook unveiled the Crisis Response center in 2017, which was to help users during natural disasters and terror attacks. However, it is now making…

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Ab Fab’s Joanna Lumley and author Jilly Cooper back the Mail’s Be A Tree Angel campaign

A really fabulous idea: Joanna Lumley, 73, said: ‘I think this campaign is thrilling and really well-timed. Trees are our ancestors and protectors’ Stars including Absolutely Fabulous’s Joanna Lumley and author Jilly Cooper are rooting for the Daily Mail’s Be A Tree Angel campaign. Strictly dancer Anton du Beke and broadcaster Clive Anderson have also voiced support for our drive for a greener Britain. The campaign, organised with The Tree Council, is calling on readers to plant trees – or donate money for them – around the country. Miss Lumley,…

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Bianca Jagger reveals why she joined the Mail’s Tree Angels campaign

Today three generations of our family will join a growing group of children, parents and teachers to undertake an incredibly important task. It’s such a simple thing and one we can all do – plant a tree. And when we do this together – grandmother, granddaughter and five-year-old great-granddaughter Ezra – it brings us back to what really matters. It’s a peaceful task and for today’s children, growing up at a time when climate change is the greatest threat we face, it’s empowering.  Assisi Jackson and Ezra are pictured above…

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