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April 23, 2014


[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

44yo “Stone Baby” Discovered in Brazilian Elder -

Monday, February 17, 2014

WordMean’s Tech Predictions for 2013

2013 Tech Predictions


Windows 8 ‘Desktop Edition’?

Seeing as the release of Windows 8 inspired many desktop users to criticise the direction Microsoft appears to be going in, I’ve got firm suspicions that a Windows 8 service pack will be released giving users the ability to address the issues that distance the OS from being desktop-friendly rather than tablet-orientated. Perhaps the ‘classic’ Start Menu will return and the reliance on touch gestures will be a little more optional. In fact, it may even be unofficially dubbed the “oops we fucked up, please don’t leave us” service pack.

Apple will sue some more and then release shiny things.

Okay, this is cheating – it’s pretty much not a prediction and we might as well call it inevitable – but my money’s on some more Apple VS. Samsung punches and an iPhone 5S that will surpass any sales record that Apple currently possesses. On top of this, I think that another iPad will be released – this time it’ll probably be the ‘newer iPad’.

More Anti-Piracy bills will be introduced and subsequently canned.

This is another cheap shot as it’s pretty evident the big wankers’ bosses in Hollywood will aim to crack down on piracy again in 2013. Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom will get his day in court and so this will play a significant role – and that’s really not a prediction.

The Pirate Bay will be dealt a blow.

With piracy (probably) being one of Hollywood’s enormous targets in 2013 it’s very possible that the most resilient and powerful torrent sites of all – The Pirate Bay – will be dealt some sort of kick in the teeth. Whilst it probably won’t be as big as what Megaupload experienced earlier in 2012 – it’s probable that it will alarm many of us pirates and the force behind the closure of Demonoid may be finally made public.

More CPU Cores!

The last few years has seen AMD and Intel racing to increase the core count on their CPU ranges and with the octocore being the big player at the end of 2012 – I think it’s simple to suggest that the 10 core, 12 core and maybe even 16 core will make its entry to the tech world.

Also, if Moore’s Law is anything to go by then it’d be quite obvious to suggest that the price of computer hardware will reflect the increase in storage and memory ability. With the HDD market going strong after the Disk Drive Famine; it shouldn’t be long until the 5TB HDD is achieved.


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Cask J. Thomson

Cask J. Thomson

Founder & Editor-In-Chief
As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.
  • TFOA

    Good prediction on the back-peddling of Windows 8