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Switched's Comprehensive Guide to Video Game Emulators

The video game emulator -- the bit of software that allows nostalgic button-mashers to mount an NES on their PCs in order to relive halcyon "HADOUKEN!" days -- is one of the most misunderstood elements of modern computing. But we're here to tell you exactly what they are, how they work, and even offer a comprehensive directory of the best ones for your favorite platform. Read on for our...

iOS 4.1 Jailbroken Hours After Release, 15-inch Laptops Reign

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... Just hours after the release of iOS 4.1, hackers claim they've been able to jailbreak Apple's latest mobile OS. [From: VentureBeat] New numbers reveal that, despite the growth of netbooks, 15-inches still reigns as the most popular laptop size. [From: Engadget] The popular, cross-platform, multi-format video player VLC may be landing on...

The Secret Behind the PlayStation Controller Symbols

Those circles, squares, x's and triangles that adorn your PlayStation controller weren't just randomly assigned. According to an interview with the designer, Teiyu Goto, the circle and "x" represent yes and no, respectively. Meanwhile the triangle, symbolizing a head, represents point of view, and the square is supposed to be a sheet of paper, indicating menus....

DIY Prison Tattoo Gun Made From a Sony PlayStation

When there's a will for a hideous piece of skin art, there's a way. A detainee at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in West Sussex, Britain was recently caught with one of the most inventive PlayStation hacks we've ever seen. After gutting the console, the prisoner attached the motor to a ballpoint pen with a sharpened tip. Et voilà! A DIY tattoo machine! Sadly, the prisoner's gadget...

Netflix Expanding Out to Other Gaming Platforms?

We've heard whispers of Netflix heading to other, non-Xbox 360 game consoles before, and now adding to the susurrous is a job listing from the company for Engineering Lead - Gaming Platforms. The description calls for someone familiar with the technical hurdles of current-gen consoles for building a small team to "rapidly prototype and iterate on a variety of platforms." Whether or not this...