The Weekly Hash - September 21, 2012

A review of some of the top tech stories for the past week, with tongue planted firmly somewhere near cheek.

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Happy iPhone 5 availability day! Long lines of people queued up early this morning to get their hands on Apple’s latest phone - and then promptly got lost trying to find their way home using the new Apple Maps.

Seriously, though, it was another busy week in the tech world. Let’s commence to poking fun at it:

iOS 6 was released this week, which replaces Google Maps with Apple’s new map functionality. The new Apple maps aren’t very good; to find out how to get somewhere the app sends you to the nearest gas station to ask for directions.

On Friday the space shuttle Endeavor arrived in Los Angeles, where it will be permanently on display. The trip wasn't without problems; the shuttle's luggage ended up in Cleveland.

This week Pakistan and Banglahesh blocked access to YouTube in protest over a the trailer for a controversial anti-Islam movie. In response, the Red Cross sent both countries emergency care packages of cute cat videos.

Samsung is reportedly going to sue Apple and has released an ad attacking the iPhone 5. Here’s how ugly things are getting between the companies: today Apple accused Samsung of not caring about 47% percent of the country.

On Wednesday Sony announced a new version of the Playstation 3, which is 25% thinner than the previous version, which itself was 50% than the original PS3. They named this version the PS3 Al Roker.

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