So we totally understand why Katie Price apparently retreated to Tesco’s canteen when less than 30 people showed up for her perfume signing in Horwich.
Poor Katie arrived in good form at 11am ready to sign some bottles of her latest scent, Kissable, only to be greeted by a tiny crowd of 27 and a handful of Tesco staff looking awkward.
According to The Bolton News, Katie was supposed to sit at a table that had been set up on the shop floor but disappeared into a room beside the shop’s canteen and refused to come back out again until press and photographers had left the shop.
It should come as a surprise to no one that video games often get the blame when certain crimes are committed - much more so than movies or TV shows ever do. A child beat up another child? Video games. A man go on a massacre in a shopping center? Of course, video games. While most logically thinking people are likely to realize that it takes a lot more than just inspiration to decide to commit a crime, the media and other groups sure don’t want to believe it.
Last week, an anonymous game store employee wrote an editorial at Kotaku which stated that 10% of the games he sold (of about 1,000) went to parents accompanied by a young child. This sort of thing clearly doesn’t help with the goal of having video games removed from blame whenever someone foolish who plays them commits a crime, that’s for certain.
Whoa. Big news from the middle of the night. According to Nokia, Microsoft will purchase “substantially” all of Nokia’s device and service arms as well as licensing the phone maker’s patents and mapping know-how. The Redmond company will pay Nokia a cool 3.79 billion euros ($4.99 billion) for the business, and 1.65 billion euros ($2.18 billion) for its patent armory.
Microsoft hopes that allying with its biggest Windows Phone manufacturer will speed up growth (and improve its smartphone market share) — the company is already promising “increased synergies”. CEO Steve Ballmer added: “It’s a bold step into the future - a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services.”
ORONTO – A GTA-based Twitter user, whose public request for a drug dealer to deliver some goods to his workplace went viral Tuesday after York Regional Police (YRP) retweeted the request, has been fired from his job.
According to a tweet from the user, who identifies himself as Sunith Baheerathan on Twitter, he was fired from his job at Mr. Lube Tuesday afternoon.
“Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop,” tweeted Baheerathan Tuesday, requesting that the dealer deliver to a Mr. Lube location at Keele Street and Langstaff Road in Vaughan.
But, an hour later the user received a reply from an unlikely source – York Regional Police.
“Awesome! Can we come too,” replied the official police account, retweeting the original message at the same time.
Claire Perry, the MP who drove through the UK’s absurd porn filter proposals, has revealed her technical cluelessness in a Twitter argument that is now getting her sued. Can’t lawmakers be forced to undergo internet training?
Claire Perry, the member of parliament who led the campaign for an on-by-default porn filter in the UK, is being sued by a blogger after accusing him of “sponsoring” a hack on her website. The whole episode provides a fascinating insight into Perry’s technical knowledge.
Here’s what happened: a couple of days ago, someone hacked Perry’s website to display offensive images. Paul Staines, a right-wing political blogger who writes as “Guido Fawkes”, duly reported on the incident, complete with a screenshot of one of the more tame images displaying on Perry’s site. Perry took to Twitter to accuse Staines of “hosting a link that distributed porn via my website”; Staines replied that Perry was “confused by technology”; Perry didn’t back down, and repeated her reference to “the hacking of my website sponsored by @GuidoFawkes.”