Archive for December, 2013

Welcome to The Console Living Room

Online Classic Console Games

The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Continue reading

Dell’s entry into the Windows 8 tablet is the Venue 8 Pro — an 8-inch fully-functional PC packed in a small form factor. It’s a new breed of personal computing device that might practically replace the netbook. Check out our full review of the Dell Venue 8 Pro after the jump. Continue reading

As an extra holiday present for Linux and open-source fans, Intel has quietly released a large batch of new programming documentation that covers their latest-generation Haswell graphics cores. Continue reading

Entering through the back door: A State Trooper truck is seen in front of the Fort Meade, Maryland headquarters of the National Security Agency.

After years of speculation that electronics can be accessed by intelligence agencies through a back door, an internal NSA catalog reveals that such methods already exist for numerous end-user devices. Continue reading

Apple is finally taking the Mac Pro seriously again. Years of seeing the iMac, MacBook, iPhone, and iPad get the bulk of Apple’s design and engineering attention had left many professionals worried that the Mac Pro was to be put out to pasture; now we know they needn’t have worried. Continue reading

Samsung 100-inch UHDTV

The chalkboard is back. Samsung on Monday launched a new television that is without question the largest Ultra HDTV on the planet. Measuring a monstrous 110 inches diagonally — or just under 9.2 feet — the massive new Samsung 110S9 features the same design and resolution as Samsung’s 85-inch chalkboard TV. Continue reading

Can't decide between a drive or a ride on the boat? sQuba combines the two. Photo © Rinspeed

For those who think that a submersible car from a James Bond movie is just a wild idea, Swiss company Rinspeed has launched the submersible car “sQuba” that can be driven on land and underwater. Continue reading


An alleged prototype version of Apple’s original iPhone has sold on eBay for $1499, with the device appearing to be in excellent condition and containing signal strength measurements etched on the rear casing. The device is also shown running Apple’s internal diagnostic software. Continue reading

Apple TV Tips And Tricks

Flipping through the back pages of “the front page of the Internet” often yields some real gems, and a recently posted thread packed full of tips and tricks for new Apple TV owners certainly fits the bill. Continue reading

Galaxy S5 Specs

Shipments of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 may have fallen a bit short of the company’s lofty expectations in 2013, but 2014 is shaping up to be an entirely different story. Continue reading