The Internet Arcade

Sheep invade Madrid, Japan's whiskey win, One World Trade Center opens and more in our weekly look at the web

The non-profit Internet Archive is well-known for its Wayback Machine, which lets users see older, archived versions of web pages—allowing us to gawk at what Amazon looked like in 1995 or “Thefacebook” in 2004. The Internet Archive’s most recent addition, however, is a bit out of their usual domain (excuse the pun). They’ve just added 900 video games spanning the ’70s to the ’90s that …

3D Soundscape for the Visually Impaired

Sheep invade Madrid, Japan's whiskey win, One World Trade Center opens and more in our weekly look at the web

This week Microsoft and London-based urban innovation research firm Future Cities Catapult released the first installment of their Cities Unlocked program, which aims to make urban areas more accessible for the visually impaired. The specially designed headset creates a 3D soundscape for the wearer, giving environmental and organizational information via jaw bone contact vibration. If a user is headed to a particular store and the …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sheep invade Madrid, Japan's whiskey win, One World Trade Center opens and more in our weekly look at the web

1. The New World Trade Center After 13 years of planning and development, One World Trade Center has finally opened its doors and welcomed its new tenants. To celebrate, Time Magazine pays tribute to the dedicated people who built the new tower and the numerous challenges they faced. The achievement is best captured in a fully navigable panoramic photograph of NYC taken from the top …