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Boxedwine is an emulator that can run Windows apps on the web (or Linux, Mac, or… Windows)

The free and open source Wine utility that makes it possible to run some Windows applications on Linux and Mac computers is not an emulator, but rather a compatibility layer. The name is actually an abbreviation for Wine Is Not an Emulator. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do some pretty cool things when you […]

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BlueStacks 5 will soon let you run Android apps on Macs and PCs with ARM chips

BlueStacks has been offering software that lets you run Android apps on Windows PCs for almost a decade. But the company says it’s upcoming BlueStack 5 release is a major update that will bring performance and efficiency improvements to the Android emulator. And while the Bluestacks 5 Beta that’s available for download only runs on Intel […]

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Lilbits: Chip shortage, PlayStation Portable emulator, and Google Photos

There’s a semiconductor shortage that’s affecting the supply of chips for a wide range of products including laptop and desktop computers, game consoles, and automobiles, just to name a few product categories. Like so many things that have happened in the past year, you can largely blame this on COVID-19, which has led to changes […]

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Lilbits #404: Handheld gaming, jailbreaking, and open source audio editing

Another day, another project to build a handheld gaming computer — this time powered by an AMD Ryzen 4000U processor. The Aya handheld gaming PC is still just in the concept phase for now. But given the developments we’ve seen in this space over the past year or two, it’s entirely plausible that a portable […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10X Emulator image (with File Manager and more)

About a month after releasing the first Windows 10X emulator image to help developers prepare for the upcoming launch of a new version of Windows designed for foldables and dual-screen devices, Microsoft has launched an updated emulator and a new Windows 10X image. For the most part, the updates aren’t all that exciting — there’s […]

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You can install Windows 10X on various computers (but you probably shouldn’t)

Windows 10X is Microsoft’s new operating system designed for dual-screen and foldable devices, although it also has some features that could make it an interesting new option for traditional tablets and laptops. While the operating system is still a work in progress, this week Microsoft released a set of Windows 10X development tools including a […]

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Hackers get Fuchsia to run in Google’s Android Studio Emulator

Google has been working on an open source operating system called Fuchsia for years. It’s not entirely clear what it’s for, but some folks have speculated that it could one day replace Android and/or ChromeOS for smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Since it uses a custom kernel called Magenta instead of Linux, it would give Google […]

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Retro Champ is a handheld game system that plays NES carts (not ROMs)

There’s no shortage of handheld gaming devices capable of running Nintendo games… but most of them do that thanks to an emulator and ROMs that you download from shady areas of the internet. I mean, theoretically it’s possible to rip games you own from the original NES game cartridges, but it’s not exactly easy to […]

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Internet Archive lets you play thousands of C64 games in your browser

The Internet Archive has a new software collection that includes thousands of games and programs designed for the Commodore 64 computers. And they’re playable in a web browser. Sort of. According to Jason Scott, all of the programs uploaded have been “tested for at least booting properly,” but you may find some that don’t actually […]