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JSSpeccy: A ZX Spectrum emulator in Javascript

I just wrote that Classic 70s and 80s games now online. I have also found out that you can play also play games from over 30 years old Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer on-line. JSSpeccy: A ZX Spectrum emulator in Javascript allows to run 10 classic games in your browser. I tested the JSSpeccy emulator,

Security trends for 2014

Year 2014 will be a year of cybersecurity after the NSA revelations made in 2013: The headline news is that the NSA has surreptitiously “burrowed its way into nearly all the security architecture” sold by the world’s largest computer networking companies. A lot of people were shocked how NSA monitored and hacked almost everything in

11 Inexpensive Portable Test Tools

EE Times has a worth to check out article 11 Inexpensive Portable Test Tools. From wrist watch to pocket-sized device, inexpensive portable test and measurement tools have captured the imagination in year 2013 as never before. Even though small doesn’t always mean less powerful, the aphorism “you get what you pay for” still holds true.

Audio and video trends for 2014

The future of cameras seem to be heading to is smaller, more portable, more disposable and mirrorless (DSLRs have a mirror). When Nokia’s Executive Vice President Anssi Vanjoki told 2010 that Cell Phone Cameras Will Replace DSLRs, I could not believe that on time. But it really seems to become more and more to truth

Mobile trends for 2014

Mobile infrastructure must catch up with user needs and demands. Ubiquitous mobile computing is all around us, not only when we use smartphones to connect with friends and family across states and countries, but also when we use ticketing systems on buses and trains, purchase food from mobile vendors, watch videos, and listen to music

Classic 70s and 80s games now online

A Second Christmas Morning: The Console Living Room. In an expansion of the Historical Software Collection, the Internet Archive has opened the Console Living Room, a collection of console video games from the 1970s and 1980s. This means that classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive

Data Center Energy Retrofits

Data centers (DCs) are a major consumer of energy consumed by computers. A large part of that energy is used for cooling down the exhaust heat of the servers contained in the DCs. Ph.D. dissertation titled Data Center Energy Retrofits describes both the aggregate numbers of DCs and key agship installations in detail. It will

Fixing slow Firefox

Firefox shouldn’t feel slow, particularly when compared to Opera and Internet Explorer. But sometimes Firefox can become slow. This happened to my browser that had been in active use for years. When I started to search for solutions, found this: 5 Things To Do When Firefox Runs Slow But Other Browsers Run Fast article gives

Computer trends for 2014

Here is my collection of trends and predictions for year 2014: It seems that PC market is not recovering in 2014. IDC is forecasting that the technology channel will buy in around 34 million fewer PCs this year than last. It seem that things aren’t going to improve any time soon (down, down, down until

Tiny Emulator and Basic

Nowadays computer programs seem to get very huge (exception to that are some embedded software running on tiny microcontrollers). There are still some examples that if you know what you are doing you can do amazing thing with a very little amount of code. For example The International Obfuscated C Code Contest and Assembly computer