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Comment Re:He's an Eight Year Old Kid (Score 1) 726

I also vote for "Secrets of Droon", by Tony Abbott. This series is about three kids who discover a magic staircase in their basement leading to another world full of magic, flying lizards, and fun, furry creatures. The kids make friends and go on various adventures. My 8-yo daughter is devouring these books at a rate of about one a day -- each book is a few pages longer than the previous, helping the child build up the courage to tackle larger stories (Harry Potter can be daunting to a child who can't get past the idea of reading a 300+ page book!). We get the books from the local library because when she's done with this series, I expect there will be another one...
Emulation (Games)

Submission + - Javascript Amstrad CPC Emulator (

An anonymous reader writes: CPCBox is an Amstrad CPC emulator in Javascript!
Since its release last year, a lot happened.
Over time, accuracy improved, optimizations were made, support for disk images was added, and many more things.

Today, to celebrate the "World music day", CPCBox went above and beyond.
Yep, the new version of CPCBox brings the lovely sound chip emulation of the Amstrad.
It's ideal for listening to chiptunes and set back into the mood of 80's geeks.

Technically speaking, sound datas are output through Mozilla Audio Data API. It implies that, as of now, it's necessary to use Firefox to enjoy sound in CPCBox.
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