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PLAY: More Than 2,000 Classic MS-DOS Games Now Available in Your Browser for Free

The Internet Archive exists to preserve a library of digital content — just as a brick-and-mortar library or a museum preserves physical items — that are culturally significant. And games — of course — fall into that category. Ask any gamer what was the first game he played, or the first game he fell in love with, and sit back and prepare for the passion.   Now gamers older and younger...

Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser: More details leak

More rumored details are leaking about Microsoft's new browser, codenamed "Spartan," that will be a key piece of its Windows 10 platform.   Spartan, a new Microsoft browser that will use the Trident rendering engine and the Chakra JavaScript engine that are part of Internet Explorer, is not just another new IE release, sources told me a week or so ago. Spartan is expected to look and work more...

FCC May Fine AT&T For Data Throttling

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating whether AT&T Mobility violated government rules and orders concerning its Internet service. If AT&T is found guilty then FCC might fine them for failing to adequately notify customers about reductions in mobile-data speeds for some heavy users. This practice of reducing data speeds is known as ‘Data...

Facebook buys video tech startup QuickFire Networks

Facebook is acquiring QuickFire Networks, a video processing and transcoding company that should help the social network deliver video more efficiently to its users as more of it shows up in their feeds.   QuickFire, based in San Diego, makes proprietary technology to reduce the amount of bandwidth needed to view video online without degrading its quality. The company says its transcoding...

Microsoft Spartan could be 300 times better than Internet Explorer

DETAILS ARE STARTING to emerge of the browser that will form part of the forthcoming Windows 10 operating system when it reaches the clutches of the general public.   The browser, codenamed 'Spartan', will augment, rather than replace, Internet Explorer, and will contain significant enhancements that bring it into line, and in some cases exceed, its rivals which continue to gain market...

At&t Joins The Data Rollover Party, But There Are Restrictions

AT&T is following T-Mobile's footsteps in the roll-over data space. AT&T wireless customers will be able to roll over their unused data for use within the next month."Beginning January 25, all new and current AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will automatically receive the Rollover Data feature at no additional cost," AT&T wrote on its website.Unlike T-Mobile's Data Stash data...