Fully Charged: Internet Archive's homage to old school gaming, race car driver 'races' against gamer, Amazon sold 426 items a second during Christmas

Chill out this last Friday of 2013 with some fresh tech news

Nostalgic console gaming

The Internet Archive isn't content just to store old websites, but has now created its own Console Living Room.

It's basically really old games from consoles like the Atari 2600, playable in browser emulators. Pretty neat and sure to bring tears of nostalgia to the eyes of those old enough to remember using one.

What's not to like about retro gaming fun that is free as well as not needing extra software installations?

[Source: Engadget]

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A racing game in an actual race car

In today's hilarity Swedish digital games store Viagame decided to pit a racing gamer against an actual race car driver, putting them both in a Renault M├ęgane Red Bull Edition.

While the driver did the actual driving, in the passenger seat, 'shotgun driver' Fredrik Brolin was playing on his custom gaming rig that managed to sandwich a 19" screen, ASUS GTX680 graphic card, Logitech G27 in the small space. The game Brolin was playing? Shift 2.

We're not going to spoil who actually won the race; we'll let you watch the video instead.

[Source: The Verge]

Amazon finds lots of Christmas cheerBGR]

Lots of Christmas joy over at Amazon as it cheerfully announces its new sales records. The company managed to sell 426 items a second on this week's Cyber Monday, while it also proved a good time for its Kindle devices.

Amazon's coy on actual sale figures for the Kindle but Amazon said its Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7" and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" were the bestselling tablets on the site. Where laptops were concerned, the top three were the Samsung Chromebook, ASUS Transformer Book and the Acer Chromebook. Samsung TVs took all the top spots in the TV category with its bestsellers being the  32” Smart LED HTDV, Samsung 40” LED HDTV and the Samsung 22” Slim LED HDTV.

Fun fact: Between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, Amazon said its customers ordered more than five toys per second from a mobile device.

[Source: BGR]

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