Computing

Someone Got YouTube Playing on a 40-Year-Old Computer

Some of the best hacks don’t solve any real world problems or reinvent the wheel. They’re usually nothing more than an exercise in trying to make something work that is either seemingly impossible or pointless: such as getting YouTube to work on a 40-year-old computer with a hideously outdated display. Although best known for the …

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How to Back Up Your Google Hangouts Data Before It’s Gone for Good

Photo: Piotr Swat (Shutterstock) Google Hangouts will be replaced by Google Chats later this year, adding another entry to the ever-growing list of dead Google services. The shutdown is planned to occur some time in October, but Google is already starting the transition. While the process will mostly take place on Google’s side, the company …

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Steam User Spends 5 Years Purchasing All Of Its Hot Dog Emojis

Image: Valve / Kotaku / NotionPic (Shutterstock) 20-year-old Brian Haugh has spent the past six years purchasing thousands of “:steam2016:” emoticonswhich Valve created to promote the 2016 Steam Summer Sale and looks like a hot dog wearing little shoes. On Steam, you can purchase emoticons from other users in the Community Marketplace or create them …

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Opinion: The chip boom likely over, as Micron says it’s in a ‘downturn’

The semiconductor boom of the past two years appears to be ending. Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc. MU, -1.32% gave a downbeat forecast for its next fiscal quarter Thursday, predicting a massive revenue shortfall ranging from $1.5 billion to $2.3 billion, as COVID-19 restrictions in China and slower demand for consumer products hurt the sale …

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