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Comment Re:Just don't need one. (Score 1) 618

I was unable to justify the added cost of a smartphone plan, and didn't expect the price to get down to a reasonable range for several more years, if ever. But I recently found that Virgin Mobile US offers unlimited data/text and 300 minutes of voice for $25/mo, without being tied to a contract. This is a much better deal than anything else I've found in the US (it's less than what many of my friends pay for their dumbphone contract), and was enough to finally bring me into the smartphone world. They have two Android phones right now - the Intercept and the newly-released Optimus V. Neither one is a top-of-the-line phone, but the Optimus is particularly impressive for the price.

Emulation (Games)

A JavaScript Gameboy Emulator, Detailed In 8 Parts 62

Two9A writes "JavaScript has shed its image of being a limited language, tied to DOM manipulation in a browser; in recent years, new engines and frameworks have given JS a reputation as a language capable of bigger things. Mix this in with the new elements of HTML5, and you have the capacity to emulate a game console or other system, with full graphical output. This series of articles looks in detail at how an emulator is written in JavaScript, using the example of the Gameboy handheld: starting at the CPU, and (as of part 8) running a copy of Tetris."

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