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OpenEmu offers 12 classic consoles on Mac

Mac owners can now play 12 classic gaming systems on their computer with OpenEmu, a video game emulator available for free.<p>OpenEmu is compatible with OSX 10.7 or higher and features support for consoles such as NES, SNES, Game Boy, Nintendo DS and NeoGeo Pocket. Those interested can also download a …

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

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Why Spike is hitting the reset button on its video game awards

You spoke, they say they listened.<p>For a decade, Spike TV has been hosting one of the only nationally televised video game award show in the country. It was a show of celebrity, of glitz, and, oh yes, of video games too. Over its ten year history, the show seemed to constantly tweak its mix of glitz …

10 amazing role-playing games from this past console generation

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>As another era in gaming winds down, I thought it might be fun to take a look at 10 amazing role-playing games (and five honorable mentions) that graced the …

The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud infrastructure companies to …

The Carchive: The Opel GT 2

Friday marks our final weekly review of what was interesting or, maybe, a bit <i>less</i> interesting on the motoring scene in years gone by.<p>It’s been a …

YouTube Founder Says What We're All Thinking About Google+

Stop trying to make Google+ happen. It's not going to happen.<p>Google's perpetual insistence upon shoving its social network down everyone's throats has finally reached a boiling point. YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim came out of the woodwork to post his first comment in eight years on the …

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

Google Is Banning All Chrome Add-Ons That Don't Come From Its Chrome Web Store

Unsanctioned add-ons will be banned beginning in January.<p>Add-ons, which are also called extensions, are little apps that add extra functions to the browser. For instance, they can let you post stuff from the Web to your social media accounts or create to-do lists, etc.<p>Sometimes a cloud service will …

Researchers close in on experiments that could solve physics' 'biggest single problem'

The theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity have held up time and again at describing the physics of our universe at a micro and a macro scale, but when it comes to gravity, the two pose a major problem that physicists haven't been able to resolve: for certain interactions, the two …

World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition open beta this weekend

An open beta for <i>World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition</i> is taking place this weekend, and it's the last opportunity for pre-launch players to register for beta access.<p>The open beta begins today and runs through Sunday, after which the beta will only be available to those already in the game.<p>As a bonus from …

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10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Should you spend your next-gen console cash on a PC instead?

You've got $400, maybe $500 sitting around and you're thinking that it's time to buy into some next-gen gaming. Sounds great, but maybe you shouldn't invest in a PlayStation 4, or an Xbox One. Maybe it's time to drop some cash on the most established gaming platform in history: The PC.<p>The question …

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!