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The Ashley Madison Hack Should Scare You, Too
by Heather Havrilesky
New York Magazine
Reactions about cheaters getting what they deserve aside, the Ashley Madison hack and subsequent release of private info is reason for concern. The masses are flocking to the internet to sift through the details, digging for dirt on recognizable names. But what happens when another service housing sensitive, private info is hacked and the stolen goods are posted online for the world to view -- not necessarily one focused on adultery? "At the exact moment when citizens worldwide should be noticing that we're all living in glass houses, many of us are picking up stones instead," says New York Magazine's Heather Havrilesky.
Unraveling the Enigma of Nintendo's Virtual Boy 20 Years Later
Benj Edwards, Fast Company
Nintendo released the Virtual Boy tabletop console in North America 20 years ago this week, so now's a good time to look back on that odd piece of kit.
The Guy Who Owns .xyz Will Only Get $8 from Google Every Year
Daniela Hernandez, Fusion
Here's some backstory on the owner of .xyz and what it means for him now that Google, er Alphabet, nabbed abc.xyz.
'Mortal Kombat': Untold Story of the Movie That 'Kicked the Hell' Out of Everyone
Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter
There have been some real stinkers when video games leap to the big screen. Released 20 years ago this week, Mortal Kombat was an exception.
A Factual and Emotional History of the Burrito
Monica Heisey, Broadly
We're pro-burrito here at Engadget, so while this piece isn't tech-focused per se, it does offer some background on these tasty bundles of joy.
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Nintendo Virtual Boy
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- Game format Cartridge
- Direction control D-pad
- Dimensions 8.5 x 10 x 4.3 in
- Weight 1.65 lb
4.5average user rating
- Game library 2
- Graphics 5
- Battery life 4
- Portability (size / weight) 2
- Durability 5
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