Nintendo resurrects two of its oldest arcade titles for the Switch

Two very old games from Nintendo’s arcade days are getting a surprise re-release on the eShop. According to Nintendo of America, it’s the first time either one has been released in its original arcade form for consoles. The details: Revealed yesterday during the final Treehouse Live of E3, both games are difficult to find in their original forms. In gamer years, these two are like the Dead Sea Scrolls. The first is Donkey Kong, the 1981 arcade game, which is seeing its first non-truncated release in the West. #ArcadeArchives Donkey Kong is the first-ever release of the complete arcade version outside…

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How to watch the World Cup (and other sports) live without cable or a TV

How to watch the World Cup (and other sports) live without cable or a TV

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Let’s be honest, there are few feelings that can match the rush of watching live as your favorite soccer team wins in PKs during the World Cup, snags a game winning run in the bottom of the ninth, or gets a sudden KO in the middle of the octagon. Even seeing these major moments an hour later – or worse, catching wind of them on Twitter – is enough to cause despair. 

But how do you watch live sports if you don’t have cable – or even a TV? The good news is that you don’t have to rely on cable anymore in order to follow your favorite sports teams live, and these services prove that. Read more…

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WhatsApp might be working on a ‘real’ Windows app ahead of the Surface Phone

WhatsApp is one of few developers that consistently delivered updates to its Windows Phone app, but a report by Windows Central suggests WhatsApp is actually getting ready to deliver a proper desktop app as well. Cncept art for a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of WhatsApp showed up on Behance before being promptly removed. It appeared to be anative Windows app with UWP design tenets like acrylic transparency. Furthermore, a description of the project suggested Microsoft and WhatsApp were working closely on the project. Rewinding a bit, WhatsApp does already have an app for the desktop, but it’s basically just a…

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‘The Onion’ promises it won’t stop trolling Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of what happens when you piss off The Onion. 

The satirical news site has been relentlessly trolling Zuckerberg and Facebook for the past few days and promises it’s only getting started.

While the satirical site is known for lampooning just about anyone and everyone in the public eye, the publication has been relentlessly trolling Facebook, more so than usual. Four anti-Facebook posts were pinned to the top of its homepage for much of the day Friday, three of which mention Zuckerberg by name or feature his photo. Read more…

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Hollywood is making a movie about cryptocurrency and will someone please make it stop?

Proving you’re years late to the party, Hollywood is about to cash in on cryptocurrency. The project, called Crypto, focuses on a a federal agent (played by Beau Knapp) who returns to his home town in New York to investigate a case of corruption and fraud. Once there, the agent finds himself “enmeshed in a dangerous underworld populated by a mysterious art dealer, a crypto-currency enthusiast turned cyber-sleuth, and a corrupt accountant doing the bidding of ruthless clients,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project’s producers compared it to The Firm and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Which sounds, if we’re being…

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5 things to keep in mind when designing a product for developers

Ever since the beginning of time, there have been two kinds of people: The left-brainers – methodical thinkers who uses their logical and analytical skills to solve problems; and the right-brainers who tend to rely on feeling and intuition, are driven by inspiration and often think in a visual way.In today’s tech community, we often associate these two groups of people with designers and developers. Of course, this statement is rather stereotypic. Designers often back their visual decisions on actual data and analytics, methodically analyze complex user flows, and sometimes (gasp!) even code. Developers think creatively, experimenting with different solutions…

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Billie Lourd, daughter of Carrie Fisher, rocked her mom’s Star Wars buns in public

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Billie Lourd repped her mom in the best dang way when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday’s match-up between baseball’s San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The daughter of Carrie Fisher, who is a talented TV star in her own right, strode out onto the field with her hair formed into two distinctive buns. It wasn’t an exact recreation of her mom’s famed Princess Leia hair buns, but it was close enough to get the point across.

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

The 25-year-old Lourd took on the ceremonial first pitch duties as part of the game’s Star Wars Night festivities. As you can see, she also spent some time carousing on the field with a few other familiar faces. Read more…

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