Saturday, 1 December 2012

Saturday 1st December: In the News this Week

It's the week of Saturday 1st December 2012 and...

Sebastian Vettel wins Formula One 2012 World Championship
For most of this year Vettel has been in tough competition with Alonso from Ferrari however when he needed to pull his finger out in Brazil, he did what he needed to do. Although on the first lap Vettel got pushed into a spin and then rejoined in 24th he amazingly made up the positions and did enough to win the World Championship.
There is controversy though about an illegal overtake he might have made when the yellow flag was waving. Earlier this week Ferrari pointed it out and said that he should have the title taken off him.

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro
Yesterday, the price for the Microsoft Surface running Windows 8 Pro was announced. It is going to cost $899 and the release date is January 2013. The main difference between the RT model and the Pro is the ability to use a special pen to write on the screen with the Pro to make notes around websites and stuff like that. You get 64GB of storage standard with the Surface Pro however the battery life is only around 4 hours which is a bit pathetic.

Gangnam Style becomes most watched video on YouTube
The utterly weird video which came out of Korea during Summer is now the most watched video on YouTube beating 'Charlie bit my Finger', Adele singing at the Brit awards and Justin Bieber. Music critics are still unsure of if this will be the first of a number of successful songs or just another 'one hit wonder'.

Read this next week for more of the most important stories....