News: Ask Not For Whom The Cellphone Rings

 Sounds like an episode from Six Feet Under: the family of a deceased motorcyclist are suing a funeral firm after the dead man’s cell phone started ringing – from inside the coffin.   A Belgian newspaper, Gazet van Antwerpen, is reporting that the night before the funeral the family gathered at the undertakers for a final …

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News: Three Hours Of Gaming A Night. Is It Enough?

 From the Give The People What They Want Dept, a survey by Gamer.tv, a provider of online gaming, “as well as compelling and entertaining TV video games programmes”, said it had surveyed more than 1,000 young men and women in the UK and found that “respondents played an average of three hours of computer games a …

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News: The Next Big Thing: Mobs

 Wired reports on the arrival of flash mobs — “performance art projects involving large groups of people. Mobilized by e-mail, a mob suddenly materializes in a public place, acts out according to some loose instructions, and then melts away as quickly as it formed”.     Last Wednesday a mob turned up at the Grand Hyatt …

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