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Internet Archive is retro video game Santa Claus now. I wake up some mornings to discover a bounty of new video games have been uploaded to the service, and can be played in my browser for free. Last year, the archive began hosting thousands of DOS games. Today, they dip a toe in the Windows water by hosting over a thousand programs for Windows 3.1

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(Reuters) - Shares of social media website Twitter Inc hit an all-time low on Thursday after the company said on Wednesday evening that user growth stalled for the first time since the company went public.

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Microsoft’s Start menu is a big deal. It’s the first thing many people think of when they think of Windows, or even Microsoft. The simple Start menu has existed for more than 20 years now. It started off as a way to make Windows easier to use, and now it’s the center of how we interact with Windows on a daily basis. Whether it’s launching apps, searching for documents, or simply shutting down your PC, you probably use the Start menu more than you think. ...

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LG's latest flagship phone, the G5 won't be revealed until February 21, however, the company isn't letting that get in the way of showing off its accessories.

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Tesla’s Model 3 will be the company’s cheapest electric car and you’ll soon be able to preorder one. A new report revealed the Model 3 will cost just $25,000 , after tax subsidies and incentives in certain states, although the price of this Tesla vehicle starts at $35,000 before subsidies and incentives. But when and how will you be able to preorder one? DON’T MISS: This unofficial Tesla commercial is jaw-dropping After announcing on Tuesday in a letter to shareholders that the Model 3 will be unveiled for the first time on March 31st, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to answer that question. “Model 3 reservations ($1,000 down) will be accepted in Tesla stores on March 31

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Quantum Break, the biggest exclusive announced at the Xbox One reveal in 2013, is no longer an Xbox One exclusive. Today developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher Microsoft Studios announced the third-person shooter and episode television show hybrid will be released on April 5th for both Xbox One and Windows 10. Preordering a digital copy of the console version unlocks a free copy for Windows 10, along with a Xbox One backwards-compatible download of Remedy's most recent shooter for Xbox 360, Alan Wake: American Nightmare.

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OK Go are known for making crazy music videos but what they've pulled off with their new video for "Upside Down Inside Out" is the craziest thing they've done yet. The band went on an S7 Airlines flight and shot the entire video in zero gravity, which let them pull off a bunch of crazy stunts. This really has to be seen to be believed. DON'T MISS:  Comcast’s pitiful campaign to stop you from switching to Google Fiber While the first part of the video is just the band doing some floating around the airplane cabin, things get really fun when they release a bunch of balls into the air and pop a bunch of balloons filled with

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LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's head of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.

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Autonomous drones have already mastered the wide-open skies. DHL, Amazon, and Google have each demonstrated self-piloting drones that can deliver packages — in fact, the latter two, as The Verge recently reported, are ready to implement full-scale drone delivery operations in the US and are simply waiting on regulators to get out of the way. But drones that can fly autonomously in complex environments with multiple obstacles (i.e. Now, a group of Swiss researchers have developed technology that allows drones to autonomously navigate forest trails, a development they say could one day aid in search-and-rescue operations. The group, comprised of researchers from the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the University of Zurich, and NCCR Robotics, used deep learning neural networks to tackle the challenge of training an autonomous drone to navigate a densely wooded forest.

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Nearly everything about the sequel to 2001's Zoolander, from Stiller's goony fake voice to the specific situations and gags, is a retread of the first film, done louder and bigger. Stiller introduced dumb-as-rocks Derek Zoolander in a series of short videos during the VH1 Fashion Awards, then brought him to the big screen in 2001's Zoolander. In that film, the washed-up male model gets roped into a Manchurian Candidate-esque brainwashed-assassin conspiracy by a shadowy cabal of fashion elite. Stiller plays Derek as a narcissistic, easily manipulated moron who's just aware enough to be upset by his own limitations, like the fact that he only has three professional facial expressions.

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The Joint Select Committee adds to criticism of the UK government's web snooping plans.

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My girlfriend has a cat that's really irritating me at the moment. Thankfully, Microsoft has just created an iPhone app to help everyone identify breeds of dogs based on just a photo. Microsoft says Beagle's are happy, playful, merry, and gentle.

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The next wave of AR and VR headsets, and especially smartglasses, could get a lot better with eye tracking. Eyefluence convinced me.

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The fourth season of Netflix’s highly praised House of Cards premieres on March 4th and it's promising a lot more twists and turns than last season. The company released a few teaser trailers for the new season and even put up a special website for Frank Underwood’s presidential election campaign that looks like what you'd expect from candidates this year. But the latest trailer for House of Cards is a heart-pounding one-minute clip that will send chills down your spine. DON’T MISS: This unofficial Tesla commercial is jaw-dropping Netflix packed a lot of quick blink-and-you-miss-it scenes in this one-minute clip, so you’ll have to keep pausing it to figure out what’s

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Hardware developers are launching Pebble Time smartstrap designs on Kickstarter and I can't stop backing the projects as the functionality of the Pebble gets extended.

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Surveillance legislation proposed by the UK last November has been examined in detail by the country's politicians, with a new report recommending 86 alterations, but broadly approving the powers requested by the government. The parliamentary committee scrutinizing the draft Investigatory Powers Bill said that companies like Apple and Facebook should not be required to decrypt messages sent on their services, but approved plans to record every UK citizen's browsing history for 12 months. The Investigatory Powers Bill will be the first legislation to fully codify digital surveillance in the UK, and has been dubbed the "snoopers' charter" by critics (a name used to refer to similar laws rejected a few years ago).

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The parliamentary committee scrutinizing the draft Investigatory Powers Bill said that companies like Apple and Facebook should not be required to decrypt messages sent on their services, but approved plans to record every UK citizen's browsing history for 12 months. The Investigatory Powers Bill will be the first legislation to fully codify digital surveillance in the UK, and has been dubbed the "snoopers' charter" by critics (a name used to refer to similar laws rejected a few years ago). Critics point to portions of the law like the statement that "data includes any information that is not data." The UK's home secretary and the Bill's principal architect, Theresa May, later explained that this was supposed to refer to things like paper.

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Music software company Serato has launched its first iPhone app reports The Verge. The new iOS app, called Pyro, will enable you to become the DJ of your own party. "It's definitely dance music, hip hop, top 40s, and that kinda music that really this app is designed for and does an amazing job of," says AJ Bertenshaw, Serato's CEO and co-founder.

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Google Fiber isn't available in a lot of markets yet but that apparently hasn't stopped Comcast from preemptively freaking out about it. Reddit user  TheBen91 , who lives in future Google Fiber city Atlanta, this week posted a flier he received from Comcast that told him to not "fall for the hype" about Google Fiber and to stick with Comcast instead. In short, the flier is so hilariously pitiful that I almost feel bad for Comcast just looking at it. Almost. FROM EARLIER:  This unofficial Tesla commercial is jaw-dropping I feel genuine empathy for the marketing person who was tasked with coming up with four reasons to

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Google may have found an answer to demands by European regulators that it delist 'right to be forgotten' results on all domains, including Google.com.

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