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Timothy Leary-developed video games found in New York Public Library archive

The New York Public Library recently discovered a treasure trove of video games in its archives created by psychedelic evangelist Timothy Leary. Over 375 floppies (talk about flashbacks) containing a "dozen or so" games developed by the LSD-advocate in the '80s -- some are playable via emulation... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Arthur Frommer takes brand back from Google, will keep guidebooks going

The tale of Google and Frommer's famed travel guides has taken another twist this evening. Associated Press writer Beth Harpaz reports Arthur Frommer confirmed over the phone that he has retaken control of the brand from Google, and plans to continue publishing them in ebook and print formats,... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google reportedly halts print editions of Frommer's guidebooks

Were we really expecting a different outcome? Several months after Google bought Frommer's to bolster its location efforts, Skift hears that the iconic travel guide maker has completely stopped publication of print editions as its focus swings to the online realm. Authors say that many of their... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Books now available in Mexico

Despite going on quite the world tour, Google Play Books hasn't been available as close by as Mexico. That's been rectified: the online bookstore is now open in the country, with both local titles and prices in Pesos. As with some other countries, the expansion also gives Mexicans their first... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French government to digitize out-of-print 20th century works, plans ebook initiative

It's a case of having one's cake and eating it, too. Or, in this instance, digitizing the works of others and reselling them online for a 40 percent cut. According to Le Temps, a controversial new law recently passed by the French government will see out-of-print books from the 20th century... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2012-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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