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Briefly: Geeksphone Revolution update, Atari 2600 cartridges excavated

updated 07:56 am EDT, Mon April 28, 2014

Geeksphone cuts price of Revolution, updates to Android KitKat

The Geeksphone Revolution is receiving a software update, with the company adding Android 4.4 and CyanogenMod 11 to the dual-booting device in the coming days, and Firefox OS 2.0 set to be added in the future. The Revolution has also received a price drop to 199 euros ($275) from May 1st, with the mobile device also becoming available more widely in Europe through Amazon.

Geeksphone Revolution
Geeksphone Revolution



Microsoft-funded excavation finds mythical buried copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for Atari 2600

Copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 have been uncovered in a landfill in New Mexico. An excavation funded by Microsoft for a documentary found the collection of cartridges and packaging at a desert site, effectively confirming that Atari overproduced the poorly-received game and buried the remainder over thirty years ago, reports the Associated Press. Despite the apparent good condition of several of the cartridges retrieved, it is unclear if any are functional enough to be played.

Unearthed E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial cartridge
Unearthed E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial cartridge (via @majornelson)




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