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The Dreamcast was a brief but shining aberration in the gaming world. Coming along years after Sega had fallen out of its position as a top-runner in the console market, it represented the company's big attempt to reclaim its former glory. While it failed to succeed in that respect and ultimately...

January 31st 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Happy birthday, World Wide Web! Hard to believe you're turning 20 already. It seems like just yesterday we were hearing the pitter patter of little dial-up, delighting at the words "you got mail," and getting frustrated when calling our friends and receiving that dreaded busy signal. You're all g...

August 6th 2011 at 11:53am 0 Comments
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'Tis a sad, sad day for fans of all things retro. In a developed nation dominated by high-speed connections, near-ubiquitous 3G and sub-$€300 computers, it's more than a little astounding that the Minitel is just now being axed by France Télécom. Originally, the aforesaid machine...

July 25th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Last week's big RIFT news was that free server transfers were on the way with the next major game update. Players who have been stuck on lower population servers have been clamoring for the ability to join up with higher population servers, and now they'll finally have the ability to do just that...

June 1st 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Playing elderly games is a great way to experience what it was like "back then." Of course, I was around back then, and "back then" was only slightly over a decade ago. Still, things have changed a lot. Even in all of my history, I missed some titles or didn't experience them until much later. Th...

May 1st 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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We've seen HD slung around on a variety of mediums in our day, but piping high-definition programming through a vanilla phone line would certainly be a new one on us. 'Course, NuTech Digital's website looks might dodgy anyway, and even the wording in its press release seems purposely ambiguous; neve...

August 18th 2007 at 6:13am 0 Comments
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Fusion Telecommunications of Dubai has just entered the already crowded VoIP market with a beta version of its SIP-powered Efonica service. Registered users can chat amongst one another for free using standard telephones connected to an analog phone adapter or dial POTS lines on the cheap, with call...

June 21st 2006 at 12:03pm 0 Comments
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A recap of the basic networking necessary to share your dial-up connection with your wireless Nintendo DS. The instructions are for Windows, although Mac OS X offers the same functionality, as does *NIX (although we suspect they probably won't need the guide). Requirements include: a computer with a...

February 21st 2006 at 8:00am 0 Comments