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1,000 classic console games now available to play online for free!

1,000 classic console games now available to play online for free!
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In addition to cataloging the Internet, the Internet Archive has launched a new project called Console Living Room that will let gamers play classic console video games online directly in a web browser. The best part is that the games are available to play legally, as their respective intellectual property protections have expired. However, gamers shouldn't expect Xbox and PlayStation titles to appear in the list, or at least not for the time being, as the list of games only includes titles for the Atari 2600, the Atari 7800 ProSystem, the ColecoVision, the Magnavox Odyssey and the Astrocade systems.

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Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac
The Verge
The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a breath of fresh air. Released this week only for Mac, the new emulator lets you drag and drop games from any of twelve different classic video game systems right into its interface, navigate using their cover art, and even hook up a wide variety of game controllers to play them with a minimum of fuss and bother.Twelve systems, and more to comePresently, the attractive interface supports games for a healthy number of classic consoles, including the NES, SNES, Genesis, Sega 32X, Sega Master System, and TurboGrafx-16. Portables are represented too: the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Game Gear, NeoGeo Pocket and even the Virtual Boy are playable. The D…

Canada Post Quits The Home Delivery Game

Canada Post Quits The Home Delivery Game
The postal delivery service here in the US nearly ended Saturday mail delivery, while folks over in Sweden might actually look towards the direction of SMSes instead of stamps. All in all, postal services do seem to be keeping up with the times, and as for Canada, they happen to be ending their home delivery service. The reason behind this? Home delivery services cost a bomb to run, and with digital communications being more or less the de facto method of folks communicating with one another in an affordable manner. Right now, they are projecting a loss of up to $1 billion CAD (!) by 2020. This has led Canada Post to completely stop door-to-door delivery, which is something that around 33% of Canadian households make use of at this point in time. The alternative? To deliver mail to communal mailboxes, which is pretty much the equivalent of a P.O. box over here Stateside. Not only that, Canada Post will also be reducing their workforce o…

Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 With Improved Gmail Support

Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 With Improved Gmail Support
Apple has released a new version of OS X Mavericks, bringing several important updates and bug fixesVersion 10.9.1 includes improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail (as well as fixes for users with custom Gmail settings), improved reliability of search and Smart Mailboxes in Mail and fix for an issue with contact groups in MailSee also: OS X Mavericks: A Free OS Worth Paying For Other fixes include VoiceOver recognizing sentences that contain emoji, iLife and iWork apps now updating properly on non-English systems and several other issuesThe new version of Mavericks also includes Safari 7.0.1, which fixes problems with Safari becoming unresponsive when filling out certain forms. VoiceOver compatibiliy with Facebook has been improved, and Credit Card autofill now works better Read more...More about Apple, Mavericks, Tech, Apps Software, and Os X 10.9.1

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Now Everyone Can Contribute to Google Street View

from Gizmodo by Jamie Condliffe Google's Street View is slowly covering more and more of the world's surface, but it still has holes. Now though, you can help fill them—and all you need is an Android phone or DSLR.

Multi-Account Login for Chrome lets you log in into services multiple times

from gHacks Technology News by Martin Brinkmann If you have multiple Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts, or accounts on any other website that you have to sign in to regularly, then you know that it is not as easy as it sounds, as you can only do so one-account at a time in a single browser window. While you can overcome this by loading one session in a private browsing window, or, if you are using Firefox, with the help of other browser profiles or the excellent MultiFox extension, you may not be as lucky depending on the browser that you are using. I mentioned Multi-Account Login for Chrome briefly in October already. It is what Multifox is for Firefox: a way to sign in the same web service multiple times without switching browser windows or launching private browsing mode. Multi-Account Login for ChromeThe Chrome extension adds an icon to the browser's address bar that you can click on to trigger its functionality. The icon itself is rather generic, which should not be a prob…

Chrome Apps are Coming to iOS and Android

This post is from Chrome Story - The Best Chromebook Resource on The Planet!Google is working on a grand plan on shaking the app ecosystem. The team is working on bringing Chrome apps, built with modern web technologies to work offline by default, are coming to Android and iOS, as early as Q1 2014, The Next Web reports. Sure, this will not be a revolution anytime soon, but preparation for one. The news comes by means of a GitHub repository we stumbled on called Mobile Chrome Apps led by Michal Mocny, a Software Developer at Google. Theincluded documentation sheds a bit more light on what exactly the company is trying to put together: Chrome Packaged App for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS are just the beginning.The toolkit will help developers create Android and iOS hybrid native apps with Chrome app polyfills, through Apache Cordova. The steps include modifying for mobile design, fixing bugs, working around limitations, and of course, testing.When this is ready, Chrome apps will …

With new USB connector, no more wrong-way-up cables

It can take a little concentration to figure out which way is up when using a USB port such as one on a MacBook Air; the Thunderbolt port to the right is keyed to make orientation a bit easier. A new USB connector on the way will be reversible so it won't matter which way people plug it in. (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET) The group behind the USB standard has begun work on a new connector that's designed to fix a two-decade-old problem: it can be hard to tell which way is up. The Type-C connector will make Universal Serial Bus more like Apple's Lightning connector, which is used on newer iPads and iPhones. With it, customers don't have to make sure the connector is flipped upside-down compared to the port. USB is burdened by a variety of different connectors today, meaning that customers often must have the right cable to plug in the right camera, external hard drive, phone, printer, or thumb drive. But the Type-C connector is designed to sweep away all these prede…