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Nintendo Power issues vanish from Internet Archive

Nintendo Power issues vanish from Internet Archive

Last week, news that a bunch of old Nintendo Power issues had found their way onto Archive.org started making the rounds. For a brief moment, fans were able to enjoy looking through 145 back issues of the long-dead magazine, but it looks as if the trip back in time has come to an abrupt end, with all of the issues disappearing from the site.

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Nintendo Power issues, all 145 of them, are now free to browse

Nintendo Power issues, all 145 of them, are now free to browse

Archive.org may be best known for preserving sometimes essential web pages that have disappeared from the Interwebs. But of late, it has been performing a valuable service to the gaming community as well. It has also been preserving those same gone but never forgotten legacies, from some classic games themselves, to the literature that has sprung up around them. It latest addition to its growing treasure trove of gaming history is thirteen years' worth of Nintendo Power issues, giving gamers today a look and feel of the video game culture and journalism back in time of the first Marios, Zeldas, and home consoles.

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Amazon falls in 2nd place to Alibaba in drone race

Amazon falls in 2nd place to Alibaba in drone race

Amazon’s Drone delivery program will catapult the world fully into the 21st century! I remember that day quite clearly. Waking up, turning on the computer for the latest tech news, and seeing THE Amazon headline. You know the one I mean: Amazon announces delivery by drones. The future had finally come at last. We still didn’t have the flying cars we were promised as children, but this drone thing was very cool indeed. Seems like China has beat Amazon to the Punch.

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Twitter opens up archive, lets you search all tweets

Twitter opens up archive, lets you search all tweets

According to Twitter, hundreds of billions of tweets have been sent out since the service launched in 2006. If you’re dubious of that number, you can now count them all to verify the claim. Today, Twitter is announcing they’re making the entire catalog of tweets sent available via their search index. Until today, the aim was on providing an account of the more recent tweets sent, but now they’re all up for grabs. The new, all-encompassing index is also 100-times larger than the real-time index we’ve been using.

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Reseachers develop disc with 360TB capacity, 1 million year storage life

Reseachers develop disc with 360TB capacity, 1 million year storage life

A lot of digital archival is done on DVDs manufactured specifically for archival purposes, something that could be changing in the near future. Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Center, as well as the Eindhoven's University of Technology, joined forces to create a glass disc that can hold 360TB of data for over 1 million years.

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Library of Congress unveils plan to preserve recordings

Library of Congress unveils plan to preserve recordings

The Library of Congress has unveiled its National Recording Preservation plan, which involves preserving the US's "recorded sound heritage" for generations to come. The plan is mandated by Congress, and is composed of 32 recommendations encompassing both the public and private sectors. Issues concerning inadequate storage space and other problems will all be addressed.

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Google unveils the Nelson Mandela digital archives

Google unveils the Nelson Mandela digital archives

Google has today announced that the Nelson Mandela multimedia archive has gone live. The archive was part of a $1.25 million grant to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in order to bring photographs, recordings, and documents to the web. The Centre is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is dedicated to thoroughly documenting Mandela.

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If Silence is Golden this little hack is priceless – quiet your HDDs

Some guy came up with one of the most ingenious uses of elastic since putting it in clothing. He used bands of elastic to suspend the hard drives in his computer thus reducing the noise made by his hard drives.

Picture courtesy of Jason at HACKS

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DIY instant messenger online contact signalizer picture frame thingy – says the creator

This nifty little gadget was created in an effort to make it possible to see who was online from across the room, or just in passing. So he took some pictures of the few people who he truly cared when they were online, put some LED lights behind them, and then did a lot of more technical stuff to make the lights light up when that person was online.

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Memory Infinate USB Drive – Connect them to expand your storage space, create jewelry

There are so many USB flash drives on the market these days that it’s hard to find a design that it unique. The Memory Infinite USB drive is however, one of the most original concepts I have seen in some time.

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iPod Touch – A case of identity crisis

When is an iPhone not an iPhone? When it’s an iPod Touch. Apparently the iPod Touch is having a bad case of identity crisis. On more than one occasion, it will try to convince you that it is really an iPhone.

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Electric Spin the Bottle – For those too good to spin a real bottle

Kids have got it so easy these days, what with cell phones, high-speed internet and all of the other cool technology that wasn’t around when I was a kid. Heck, I remember when I was a teenager the game Spin the Bottle actually required the use of a real bottle. Thankfully youngsters don’t have to deal with all of the problems that arose from using a glass bottle.

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