Sony PS4 news: Is new PlayStation imminent? Gamers abuzz after mystery meeting

Is the PS4 imminent Gamers abuzz after Sony calls mystery meeting to announce 'the future of Playstation'Tech giant sends out invites for February 20 meeting in New YorkSpeculation rife that it is preparing to release a new games consoleTeaser video gets nearly 600,000 views in less than 24 hours By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 1 February 2013 Rumours are circulating that Sony is preparing to launch its next generation games console soon after the Japanese tech giant sent out invitations to an event on 'the future of Playstation.' Sony would not say whether it was preparing to unveil the successor to the 70million selling PS3 at the February 20 meeting in New York, but the prospect had gamers abuzz on Twitter.

Debris from Japan"s tsunami last year washes up on the coast of Washington state

Debris from Japan's tsunami last year washes up on the coast of Washington state more than 4,000 miles away | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 22 December 2012 Hiking over primitive coastal trails, a team reached a dock that apparently floated from Japan after last year's tsunami and just washed ashore on a Washington beach, and an official said the group found Japanese writing inside the structure. The team of tsunami debris experts is trying to confirm that the dock is from Japan and drifted for more than a year before winding up on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. West Coast.

Investment banker Thomas Ammann jailed for helping lovers make 1.5m by leaking inside information

Investment banker jailed for helping his two lovers make more than 1.5m by leaking confidential inside information Thomas Ammann persuaded two girlfriends to invest in shares in Dutch photocopy company Oce, knowing they were going to go up in price Love-rat netted close to 500,000 after agreeing to split profitsBanker jailed for two years and eight months today after pleading guilty to two counts of encouraging insider dealing and two counts of insider dealing | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 14 December 2012 Thomas Ammann, 39, pictured yesterday as he was jailed, handed over price sensitive details to his two girlfriends about a takeover bid The serial love-rat who tricked two of his girlfriends into carrying out illegal trades worth almost 1.8million was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday. Thomas Ammann, who wears a toupee, persuaded Christina Weckwerth and Jessica Mang to buy and sell shares in a firm he knew to be the subject of a future City takeover bid. Ammann, who worked at the London offices of Japanese bank Mizuho, was one of only seven at the bank who knew that global electronics company Canon was planning a takeover of Dutch printing firm Oce.

Drinking beer: Can it really stave off a cold?

Cheers! Could drinking beer really stave off a winter cold Humulone, the bitter-tasting chemical compound found in hops, is said to be effective against cold and flu virus Now, a Japanese beer company plans to create humulone-containing food and non-alcoholic beverages | UPDATED: 17:57 GMT, 12 December 2012 You'd be forgiven for thinking a steaming hot toddy is the best remedy for a cold, but according to new research it's lager you should be knocking back to beat the dreaded lurgy. A new Japanese study suggests that a key ingredient found in beer may help to warn off the winter sniffles. Researchers at Sapporo Medical University found that humulone, a chemical compound in hops, was effective against the respiratory syncytial (RS) virus and was found to have an anti-inflammatory effect.