Twas the moment before an Apple launch and all through the web, not a troll was stirring, not even a pleb… yes it's today's One More Thing which has been cunningly posted just before the internet goes crazy about Apple's new shiny thing.
Hopefully you will agree that it has been filled with 10 remarkable stories which will help you pass the time before Tim Cook enters stage left with a gadget that'll change everything… again.
The full Monty - Python lovers rejoice! An iPad companion app for Monty Python and The Holy Grail has launched. The app is a bit like a Blu-ray extra and will actually sync with your disc if you have bought the film in HD. Ni…ce [Gizmodo UK]
Apple something something – In case you have been living in an Android-encased bunker, Apple is set to launch the iPad 3 tonight. For Apple fans, its launches are seen as the most exciting around. If you happy to be one of those, then you will find Gizmodo's breakdown of how an Apple launch works more than a little interesting. [Gizmodo]
Celebs show off their Snickers – The ASA has granted celebrities the right to tweet about whatever confectionary they want after a series of tweets in January by footballer Rio Ferdinand and not-a-footballer Katie Price posted about their love for Snickers on their official Twitter accounts, presumably in return for money. Rumour has it that Dancing With The Stars will now be called Dancing With The Mars as a result. [ASA]
Details are sketchy – What happens when you combine a Kinect sensor, a circuit board and an Etch-a-Sketch? You get an awesome YouTube video of someone sketching without once touching their knobs that's what. Has to be seen to be believed. [TechCrunch]
FB Lie agent – Sabu, the chief architect of LulzSec and outed FBI informant told the Guardian back in July that he wasn't – shock, horror – and FBI informer. But he did reveal he would 'a licky boom boom down'. [Guardian]
Scan king - Ah, Tumblr, you bring so much joy to our day. This latest post is dedicated to people who scan QR codes. The blog is surprisingly revealing about the emptiness of the tech world we live in today. [picturesofpeoplescanningqrcodes]
Android price cuts – Google is celebrating the launch of Google Play with cut-price apps. You can get World of Goo for just 49p. You can also get a Jamie Oliver app for the same price but we would rather sauté our own feet off than buy that. [Google Play]
Sim and her – SimCity is making a comeback, with EA announcing that SimCity 5 is a go. It's been a whole nine years since the last proper SimCity. We have passed the time by building a replica of the city of Hull in TechRadar's back garden. It took a while – getting the tributary of the River Hull right was a nightmare – but we are impressed with the results. [Time]
Channel stopper – A new remote control has been created that prevents someone from changing the channel you are watching. Perfect for those who want to watch Match Of The Day without fear that it's going to be replaced by America's Next Top Model… or vice versa. [Gizmodo]
3Don't think it'll be around much longer – Sorry Mr Cameron – James, not David – but 3D cinema is on the wane with just 33 movies set to be released in the format this year. One of those is Piranha 3DD, though, which will obviously be the best film about piranhas to be released in 3D this year. Right? [Guardian]