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The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?

<i>For more of our reporting on this story, please see our work in</i> The New York Times Magazine <i>and on</i> This American Life<i>.</i><p>A couple of months ago, we reported on a charity called GiveDirectly that's trying to help poor people in the developing world in an unusual way: by sending them money with no …

Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

Samsung paid commenters to kick HTC while it was down

You wouldn’t think that Samsung would need any illicit assistance in competing against HTC: Samsung is the 800 lb. gorilla of the smartphone industry, controlling nearly a third of the global market, while HTC has suffered a dramatic plunge in its market share and stock price.<p>But Samsung executives …

Loblaw outlines Bangladesh compensation plan

Loblaw Cos. Ltd. has provided a framework for how it will compensate victims in the deadly collapse of a building housing a factory in Bangladesh that made the grocer's Joe Fresh clothing.<p>Loblaw said on Thursday it will start in 2014 to provide long-term, direct financial compensation for the …

Tesla hires Apple exec to lead new car development

Tesla Motors of Palo Alto announced Thursday that it has hired Apple vice president Doug Field to oversee its new vehicle programs.<p>While at Apple, according to Tesla's news release, Field "led the development of many new products at Apple including the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and</b> …

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