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Weird Tales: Zambian Space Program

Weird Tales: Zambian Space Program

Hello and welcome to the far reaches of the unusual and unexpected, the Weird Tales That Happens To Be True.   The year is 1964, Zambia have just started celebrating their independence and their very first, very own president, Kenneth Kaunda. Not everyone in the crowd is smiling though. Edward Makuka Nkoloso spoke up, telling […]

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The Torch Top 5 – April 21st

The Torch Top 5 – April 21st

5) Heroes reboot announced The producers behind hit-and-miss TV show Heroes have announced they want to try again. The show hit good ratings in its first season, but when the writer’s strike of 2007 hit, the ratings plummeted. They now feel the show did not get the chance it deserved and are working on making […]

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The Torch Top 5 – April 14th

The Torch Top 5 – April 14th

5) Mysterious bank shutdown On Thursday evening, all of Swedish bank Swedbank’s systems were mysteriously shut off. Neither customers nor employees could access anything that had to do with the bank for 5 hours, starting at 9pm local time. This included bank withdrawals, credit card services, the telephone services and even the website. An investigation […]

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The Torch Top 5 – April 4th

The Torch Top 5 – April 4th

5) “TV-licence” extends in many countries Sweden was one of the first countries to do it and now more countries follow. UK is about to do it as well. We’re talking about extending the “TV-licence”, the fee put on every television owner in a country to fund the public service TV and radio stations, to […]

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The Torch Top 5, March 31st 2014

The Torch Top 5, March 31st 2014

5) Minecraft retracts Oculus Rift support After the recent announcement that Facebook bought Oculus VR, Mojang announced they will drop all development for the virtual reality hardware. Mojang and Oculus were working on a virtual reality version of Minecraft but Notch Persson, owner and founder of Mojang, has decided to pull the plug. Notch stated […]

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The Torch Top 5, March 17th

The Torch Top 5, March 17th

5) Terminator kinda sequel, kinda reboot announced The next instalment in the Terminator series will begin filming shortly. Terminator: Genesis will take place around the same time as the first two movies and follow Sarah Connor once again, but this time we will get to see things from the other side. In a style similar […]

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The Torch Top 5 – 10/3 2014

The Torch Top 5 – 10/3 2014

5) OUYA will come to more devices OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman announced earlier this week that the storefront, called Discover, will be available to several Android devices. The decision to open it up to more devices than the console itself is inspired by Amazon’s Kindle setup, where you have the Kindle devices, but you can […]

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