Category Archives: Microsoft

via the Verge: You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

Back in November, it was announced that the Internet Archive was making 900 classic coin-op arcade games available on their site for free. Now, they’re doing it again. The Verge reported today You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now. According to their post, the games run in your browser and include:

That includes the likes of id Software’s Commander Keen, the apocalyptic RPG Wasteland, the original Prince of Persia, early FPS games like Wolfenstein 3D, and many more. There’s even Mario Teaches Typing.

They report the whole thing is in beta so it may be buggy and there are no instructions for each game. Call it an added layer of challenge in playing these old favorites! Personally, I’m looking forward to revisiting Caveman Ugh-lympics, Harpoon, and Dragonlance: Champions of Krynn! Use this link to get to the archive.

Image from Wolfenstein 3D

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One Bluetooth Keyboard To Rule Them All!

Now, this is something I want! Microsoft is putting out a fold up bluetooth keyboard not only compatible with Windows, iOS and Android devices, but it has added functionality specifically for each operating system! According to 9to5Mac.com, it will be called the Universal Mobile Keyboard and it includes:

Other nice touches for iOS users: Microsoft even includes a CMD key normally reserved for Mac/iOS keyboards in its proper location in addition to a dedicated home button for both Android and iOS. Not only that, but the keyboard is a Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod touch product, which means it also has Apple’s seal of approval.

Microsoft also claims it can get six months of usage on a single charge. It will ship in October and retail for $80.00.

With the plethora of iOS, Android and Windows 8.1 devices we have in our house, having just one keyboard I can throw in my scooter basket will be awesomeness personified!

 

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