Sean Ricco

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BSkyB plans major overhaul of set-top box to meet Apple threat

'Project Ethan' includes cloud-based recording and ultra-HD technology<p>BSkyB is preparing a major overhaul of its set-top box technology to address the threat to its subscription business from internet-based television services from American giants such as Amazon, Apple and Google.<p>A special unit has …

Filmmakers unearth hundreds of copies of the 'worst video game ever'

The first batch of E.T. games was discovered under layers of rubbish after about three hours of digging<p>Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill on Saturday unearthed hundreds of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" cartridges, considered by some the worst video game ever made and blamed for …

Marcus Klingberg: the spy who knew too much

In 1985, Observer journalist Peter Pringle travelled to Israel to interview scientist Marcus Klingberg about a new chemical weapon. But he had disappeared. Now, 28 years later, he finally catches up with the 95-year-old KGB master spy to find out why<p>The Paris address I had been given was on the …

Military

How to Take a $250,000 Selfie

Last week, Jared Frank uploaded the ultimate selfie video to YouTube. While on vacation in Peru, Frank decided to take a video of himself in front of …

Snow leopard too full to walk after eating sheep

A rare wild snow leopard has been filmed in Tibet after it attacked a local herdsman's sheep.<p>The man said the animal was too full to jump out of the sheep's pen in Qiangtang Nature Reserve .<p>Staff at the forestry department said the leopard was about 1.3m long and 80-120 kg.<p>The snow leopard has been …

Wildlife