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AetherSX2 beta released: PS2 emulator for Android

AetherSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator that runs on Android devices and which early testers have indicated offers strong performance on recent phones with flagship-class chips from Qualcomm Snapdragon or MediaTek. Now you can try it out for yourself. AestherSX2 Beta is now available for free from the Google Play Store. Note that this is […]

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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 […]