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Submission + - Google NativeClient CPU Whitelist Maintained By Ex-Intel Director (

HuvahCraftah writes: Apparently, anti-competitive habits die hard. After leaving his Director position at Intel, Brad Chen became the gatekeeper at Google for which processors you are allowed to run NativeClient apps on. When confronted, he initially cites "incorrect x86 implementations" as the main concern and then bizarrely turns that upside-down and says that only processors with documented incorrect x86 implementations are allowed to run NativeClient applications.

Submission + - Google Maps adds support for 8-bit devices.

An anonymous reader writes: Today Google announced that they will be adding support for one of the most popular computer systems ever — the NES. Google Maps' youtube page has more details:
A preview version is available at by clicking on the "Quest" layer. The preview also hints that there may be several hidden easter eggs around the globe such as this one:,-4.4032&spn=0.026825,0.077162&t=8&z=14
I'm sure all of this has nothing to do with the upcoming (or already happening, depending on where you are) April Fool's Day. Happy Questing and look out for those monsters out there!

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