Friday, 25 May 2012

[TechRepublic] Ancient DOS Games, Geek Trivia, PS Vita review

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TechRepublic Member | May 25, 2012

Interview with Ancient DOS Games founder Kris Asick

In his Ancient DOS Games reviews, Kris Asick focuses on where to get the classic games and how to make them work on modern computers. Read more

Resource of the day

Planning For Your Data Center's Future

Even if you think you've planned out your data center perfectly, did you remember to plan for hardware updates and expansion? This white paper from APC teaches you how to make sure you're prepared for the future of your data center.


Geek Trivia: What is the second most successful movie release weekend of all time?

Memorial Day weekend has been the most successful movie box office weekend in U.S. history. Another weekend is a very close second, and perhaps due for some geek love. Read more

Geek Gifts 2012: Sony PlayStation Vita

Sony's PlayStation Vita is the next step in the evolution of handheld gaming. Find out what surprised and disappointed our reviewer about the PS Vita. Read more

Additional TechRepublic resources

 

Artificial Intelligence: What happened to the hunt for thinking machines?

Mankind has long been fascinated by the idea of intelligent machines, but in the information age the sci-fi dream of creating a human-like AI appears increasingly anachronistic. Read more

Friday fun day: Aussie diesel sub outwits US Navy

Finish off the week with this entertaining video of an Aussie submarine outwitting its US counterparts in war games off the coast of Hawaii. Read more

Wanted: A BBC Micro for the 21st century

Why we need a modern-day successor to the classic eight-bit BBC Micro to inspire the next generation of programmers. Read more

Cern: Where the Big Bang meets big data

The home of the Large Hadron Collider is to be a testbed for developing big data technologies. Read more

Scuba dive with FOSS? There's an app for that

Looking to try a new summer activity? Marco Fioretti highlights some open source software that helps scuba divers keep track of their vital dive data. Read more


Featured multimedia

 

Desktop Wallpaper: Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2012, is Memorial Day in the United States. A day we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. View on site

Desktop wallpaper: Eclipses

Solar and lunar eclipses are some of the most fascinating astronomical events to take place and still be visible from the Earth's surface. View on site

Sony's PS Vita puts living room gaming into your hands

The PlayStation Vita is a handheld gaming system that allows you to play the some of the same games as people on a PlayStation 3 and transfer your game progress from one to the other. View on site



Today's recommended downloads

Beyond Simple Total Cost of Ownership (SuccessFactors)

Windows Defragmenter: Not Good Enough (Condusiv Technologies)

Live Webcast: Getting to Microsoft Office 365: The Right Migration for Your Business (Microsoft)

Inside Diskeeper 2011 with IntelliWrite (Condusiv Technologies)

How Midsize Banks Can Overcome Escalating Security Threats (IBM)


Geekend perennial favorites

 

The 38 geek movies of spring, summer, and early fall 2012

The 25 most quotable geek films...ever!

Imagining a world without Star Wars

The 11 Star Trek movies rated worst to first

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