Stuff Office Cat's Diary – 16/08/12

Chilly Chairs, gaming glory and Tesla tributes – Office Cat goes on the prowl for nuggets of news

Researchers at Tokyo's University of Electro-Communications are aiming to give movie-goers the shivers – they've invented the Chilly Chair, which stimulates the hairs on your arms to add a frisson of excitement to the scary moments in horror films. Office Cat prefers to keep his fur unruffled, and will stick to curling up on his Eames Lounge Chair, thank you very much.

Source: Engadget via PSFK

Chilly Chair zaps horror movie viewers

Online comic The Oatmeal is trying to drum up support for a museum dedicated to science pioneer Nikola Tesla – the land where one of his laboratories was sited is up for sale, and if US$850,000 can be raised, it'll save the property from being bought up for retail development. Tesla, of course, claimed that he became interested in electricity when playing with his cat. Office Cat just wanted to make everyone aware of that fact.

Source: The Oatmeal

The chaps over at The Verge have dug out this rather marvellous Pathé newsreel from 1962, in which some ladies and gents in the sleepy town of Wokingham have a sci-fi makeover at the hairdresser's. Office Cat is rather taken with the proprietor's cape and cigar combo.

Source: The Verge

The Oatmeal backs Tesla museum

As an unrepentant data hog, Office Cat is pleased to note that Three has rejigged its SIM-only pay monthly contracts, serving up unlimited data plans from £12.90 a month – with the all-you-can-eat One Plan netting you unlimited data plus 2000 minutes and 5000 texts for £25 a month. Essential plans start from £6.90 a month, bagging you 500MB of data plus 200 minutes and 5000 texts a month. £15.50 gets you 1GB of data plus 600 minutes and 5000 texts.

Three intros new SIM-only contracts

Samsung has opened up the UK tournaments for gamers hoping to win international glory at the 12th World Cyber Games. Players can compete for a shot at the finals, held in Kunshan in China between November 29th and December 2nd. Keen gamers can compete in FIFA 12, Starcraft 2 and World of Tanks – check here for details on how to pre-register your interest. Now, Office Cat's off to brush up on his Zerg rush skills.

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