A project called the Internet Archive has just put together a library which includes over 900 of the best arcade games out there that you can play right away from the comfort of your Web browser.

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Social media, particularly the likes of Twitter and Facebook, have become essential figures in modern media and communication, and although discussions on numerous topics occur at all times, major disasters prompt a notable spike in overall activity. The problem is that while disorganized, free-for-all chatter is fine in most instances, it simply doesn’t resonate with the general panic that coincides with catastrophe, and so to help bring an element of formality to proceedings, Facebook has added a novel feature that allows users of the network to log their “safety status” when caught up in a potentially hostile, dangerous, or even life-threatening scenario.

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With plenty of technologically developed countries still afar from a decent 3G network coverage, and 4G LTE in no real sight, Samsung is busy planning for the future. It was almost a year ago when Samsung was reportedly working on testing the 5G mobile network technology with 1Gbps download speed, but since then, has achieved a seven-fold increase in speed. I will save the word “whopping” for the latest 7.5Gbps download speed that Samsung has just achieved in its test environment. This puts 5G at over 30 times faster than 4G LTE!

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In what may be the thin edge of the wedge, a Reddit thread has popped up in which it is claimed readers will find hundreds of Dropbox credentials, leaving a huge number of the online storage firm’s users potentially wide open to having their accounts compromised.

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Not too long ago, we covered how Facebook will be bringing Stickers to its comments system. Well, finally, someone in Facebook managed to push out an update to Facebook, which allows you to express your emotional glory in the comments section for all those pillow fight, status’, pictures, videos etc., using Stickers.

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Since day one, Facebook has required users to use their real names when signing up to the site and while that has partly been behind much of its success, the social network has long come in for plenty of criticism due to its refusal to accept sign-ups where users wish to remain anonymous.

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There is already quite the war going on amongst messaging apps on mobile, with Facebook, WhatsApp and Google amongst the players trying to become the way we communicate via text. If SMS is going to die, they are the ones who want to take over.

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In a world where our smartphones and computers are under constant attack from viruses and malware, the humble USB port wasn’t believed to be a particularly concerning attack vector for accessory manufacturers, and certainly wasn’t on the minds of those using it. As of last July, that all changed after Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell announced a security floor that they dubbed BadUSB.

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The major names in the modern tech industry engage in battle on a variety of fronts, and while a cloud service seems a must-have in this modern Digital Age, the social networking spectrum is considerably broader than Facebook and Twitter. Before Google+, the famed search company also had Orkut, and although its following had died out in most areas aside from certain quarters of Latin America, it was still running up until early on in July this year. It was at that point that the Big G decided to kill off Orkut for good, and with the deadline for the retrieval of data also set for September 30th, Orkut is now officially no more.

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YouTube has just announced that it will be making some changes to how users can interact with video content in the next few weeks on Android, but only for users in India. As part of the improvement process, YouTube will afford Indian media lovers with the ability to download and save videos to view offline, meaning they can be viewed anytime without an active Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.

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For better or for worse, Netflix presents you with a list of TV shows and movies that you’ve watched in your Activity list. This is all well and good, but given that there’s no way of removing what you have watched from the list, it does throw up privacy issues to those on shared accounts. Still, if there are certain TV shows or films that you’d like to remove from your Activity list for whatever reason, now you can with ease.

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Despite the stringent measures being put in place by software makers far and wide, large-scale security breaches remain a black cloud over modern technology, and today, a Russian Bitcoin site has leaked a total of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. Initially, it was suspected that the leaks were of passwords specific to the Gmail account in question, although now, it seems that the credentials have been snatched from external websites of users who signed up using a Google email.

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One of the issues that have plagued Facebook – the largest social network on the planet – since time immemorial is privacy, or rather, the lack thereof. The website has been the target of a lot of privacy related conspiracy theories as well, and even though Facebook has tried time and again to address privacy concerns, nothing has ever been enough.

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Mobile security is very much in the news right now and for obvious reasons, with some celebrities having had some of their most compromising photos and video pop up online following an apparent iCloud security breach. Whether it is an actual security breach or simply the result of poor password choices, the incident has many considering the security of their data.

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If you thought that your expensive Wi-Fi access point or router was secure, you may need to think again after a flaw was found in at least two of the chipsets used by hardware manufacturers.

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Learning to play the piano properly has never been something that most of us can just walk into cold, but there are techniques that can be used in order to try and make the learning process as easy as possible. Georgia Tech, for example, created some gloves which vibrate in order to help people learn how to play. Ingenious stuff.

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Theft of personal, digital devices is fairly rampant, but thanks to the introduction of kill-switches, those snatching the gadgets of others are now often left with a bricked product that cannot be used or sold at will. It’s not much consolation to the victim, but it has made a noticeable difference to smartphone theft in that the numbers have dropped off significantly. Now, a new law has been passed in California that means by 2015, any handset sold in the state will need to be kitted up with its very own kill-switch, and although most top-end devices now ship with such measures right out of the box, this new move will ensure that all new smartphones include something similar.

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When Facebook brought Stickers to Facebook Messenger they weren’t completely successful in making everyone buy into what it was trying to achieve. Ostensibly just giant emoji with an element of semi-personalization by allowing users to buy new stickers beyond what is available by default, Stickers are either something you love and can’t stop using, or something you just couldn’t care less about.

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Although they don’t garner as much attention from the consumer end of the tech spectrum, security conferences are actually pivotal to the overall health of modern technology. Exposing flaws and lapses in both software and hardware, they greatly benefit the wider ecosystem, and whether you’re a jailbreaker, modder or out-and-out hacker, your staple tech diet is in some way affected by the world of security exploits.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined with the current Ice Bucket Challenge drive and had a bucket of freezing cold water dumped over his head in order to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

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