Briefly: Sony Centre Stores Gutted, New Xbox Console Leaked, North Korea Testing The Nuke?

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the latest North Korean A-bomb scare, live video streaming from the Sydney Opera House and a chance to net big savings on Sony electronics. Atomic picture from Shutterstock

  • It's the end of the world as we know it — and we feel rubbish. An "unusual seismic event" was detected in North Korea today, raising strong suspicions that the country has conducted a nuclear bomb test. While this doesn't really concern our cockroach readership, we felt the rest of you should be informed.
  • YouTube has announced it will stream 20 live performances from the Sydney Opera House over the next two years via its popular Live at the House channel. Singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko will kick off the performances with the Sydney International Orchestra on 18 February at 9:00pm.
  • Sony is liquidating stock from all Sony Centres in New South Wales today as it prepares to make way for smaller Sony 'concept' kiosks. Some products have been slashed by as much as 25 per cent: so head down to your nearest store if you're keen to get a bargain.
  • An alleged Microsoft insider has leaked new details about the next-generation Xbox video game console. According to the inside source, the new machine will have compulsory game installs, be capable of running multiple games at once and will only work when a motion sensor array is plugged in. Read the full report at Kotaku.

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