Some folks like to play classic console games by using emulators on smartphones, tablets, or handheld game systems with modern hardware.
And then there’s the community of Nintendo Wii hackers who literally cut Nintendo’s 2006 game console down to size and stuff the components inside of custom cases.
We’ve seen projects that put a Wii into a Game Boy Advance SP-style case, an Altoids tin, and a custom handheld case. Now the same person who brought us that last one is back with the Wiiboy Color — a Nintendo Wii stuffed inside a case designed to look like the classic Game Boy Color.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
- I Made A Portable Wii The Size Of A Gameboy Color – The Wiiboy Color [GingerOfMods/YouTube]
The Wiiboy Color is a Nintendo Wii stuffed inside a custom case designed to look like a Gameboy Color. It uses real Wii components, and support GameCube titles via virtual console. It’s a one-of-a-kind mod that took 9 months to create.
- TuneIn Pro app losing the ability to record live radio [Android Police]
TuneIn Pro is removing support for recording live radio streams, starting in mid-September. You can still pay $10 to unlock an ad-free experience, but that’s about the only “pro feature” you’ll get moving forward.
- EasyOS 2.4 Released: An Experimental Blend Of Puppy And Quirky Linux [FOSSBytes]
EasyOS is an experimental GNU/Linux distribution from the developer of the popular light-weight distro Puppy Linux. Version 2.4 is out now, and it’s based on Debian 10.5 and Linux kernel 5.4.59 and features several UI improvements.
- $200 OnePlus ‘Clover’ launching globally [Android Police]
The cheapest phone from OnePlus to date, this budget smartphone is rumored to be coming to the US (and other countries) for $200. It’s expected to have a Snapdragon 460 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a 720p display, and a 6,000 mAh battery.
- elementary OS on Pinebook Pro [elementary OS]
Early access builds of Elementary OS are now available for the PineBook Pro. It’s still a bit rough around the edges, but provides another alternative for folks looking for a Linux distro for Pine64’s $200 laptop
- Apple Ends Epic’s Developer Account After Fortnite Fee Clash [Bloomberg]
Apple has terminated Epic’s App Store developer account. It’s the latest development in the showdown between the two companies after Epic sued Apple after Fortnite was booted from the App Store when Epic added its own payment method to the game.
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— GingerOfMods (@GingerOfMods) August 28, 2020
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Wii 2012? Wrong decade and console. The Wii was released in 2006. You mixed up the Wii U release date.
That does seem a bit off… especially since I bought one in 2007. Brain fart, I’ll fix the post now. 🙂
TuneIn should be the subject of a class
action lawsuit. It’s signed people up initially
offering access via Amazon smart speakers, then removed
the feature a couple of months into a subscription.
Now it’s removing yet another feature.
@Grant Russell, and what’s wrong with using the S7 in 2020? The top rated comment under this video called it the “forever phone” (more precisely the Edge variant):
Maybe put in a new battery and install a lightweight custom ROM on it, there are a few choices, the S7 is popular in the custom ROM community. Yeah, USB-C and Bluetooth 5 would be nice but you can’t have everything. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I agree, it’s a shame that smartphones typically only come in one size now.
I’d really like a 5″ phone with a 16:9 ratio screen. To be honest, I’d really like Samsung to re-use the Galaxy S7 body and put new internals in it. That was the perfect smartphone in my opinion.
So its a wee wii
The OnePlus Clover. It’s a Realme C15. Too bad they forgot about 1080p displays in smartphones. I guess we have to wait for microLED display technology to arrive for their return. Too bad these days they almost exclusively make smartphones in almost one identical size only.
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