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BlueStacks 4 released with promise of speedier Android app performance on PCs

Android emulator BlueStacks is a program that makes it possible to run Android applications on a PC or Mac. The free utility first launched in 2011, but it’s been through a number of major updates over the years, and this week BlueStacks released a new version designed to offer better performance. BlueStacks 4 also brings […]

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ODROID-GO is a $32 handheld game console (programmable and Arduino-compatible)

Hardkernel’s latest ODROID device isn’t a Raspberry Pi-like single board computer. Instead it’s a handheld game console that looks a bit like a classic Game Boy… but it’s way more of a DIY device (it’s also a little smaller than a Game Boy). The ODROID-GO is a kit that you assemble yourself to create a […]

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Nintendo Switch hack + Dolphin Emulator could bring GameCube and Wii game support

This week security researchers released details about a vulnerability affecting NVIDIA Tegra X1 processors that makes it possible to bypass secure boot and run unverified code on some devices… including every Nintendo Switch game console that’s shipped to date. Among other things, this opens the door for running modified versions of Nintendo’s firmware, or alternate […]

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PocketSprite is a Game Boy clone smaller than a business card (crowdfunding)

Want to play Game Boy games on the go? There are plenty of emulators you can install on your smartphone. But what if you want to play on a tiny device with physical buttons, a ridiculously small screen, and a body small enough to comfortably clip to your keychain? That’s what the PocketSprite is for… […]

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BlueStacks launches Android Nougat beta, lets you run Android apps on a PC

BlueStacks has been offering software that lets you run Android apps on a Windows or Mac computer for years by essentially installing a complete Android system that you can run on your PC like an app (which you then use to run other apps). Now BlueStacks has released a new beta based on Android 7.x Nougat, […]

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GameBoy emulator released for Tizen-based Samsung Gear S2, Gear S3 smartwatches

You’ve been able to play GameBoy games on a smartwatch for years, thanks to emulators for Google’s Android Wear platform. But now a developer has released an emulator that runs on Samsung’s Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches, which have an operating system based on Tizen Linux. The GemBoy emulator makes use of the rotating […]

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RetroArch mod for NES Classic lets you play Gameboy, N64, Sega Genesis games

Nintendo’s NES Classic is a $60 game console that looks like a tiny version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System from the 80s. But this nostalgia-centric gaming device has an HDMI port for output and comes with 30 games pre-installed. Officially those are the only games it’s supposed to be able to run. But hackers […]

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Run Android apps in Windows with Jide’s Remix OS Player

Jide Technology’s Remix OS is an Android-based operating system that takes Google’s mobile OS and makes it feel more like a desktop OS. It ships on a handful of tablets, mini-desktops, and other devices, and earlier this year Jide released Remix OS for PC, allowing just about anyone to download and run the operating system […]

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Hyperkin Smart Boy turns smartphones into Game Boys (with cartridge support)

People have been playing Game Boy games on smartphones for just about as long as there have been smartphones. But typically that involves loading an emulator app on a phone, scouring the internet for illegal ROMs, and then using horrible on-screen buttons (or pairing an external gamepad with your phone). But later this year you’ll be able […]

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Lilbits 313: Extensions coming soon to Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft introduces a brand new web browser with Windows 10. The Edge browser is fast, has a simple user interface, and support for some unusual features, such as writing “web notes” on the pages you visit. But one thing Edge doesn’t support? Third-party extensions. Microsoft has said it’s working on adding support for extensions that […]

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Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero into an Xbox controller (or anything else)

The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero is more than just a super-cheap computer. It’s also a super-small computer, measuring just about 2.6″ x 1.2″. That means the little machine is small enough to hold in one hand, slide into a pocket, or stuff inside of all sorts of other gadgets. Case in point: Terence Eden opened […]

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Maybe Android apps aren’t coming to Windows 10 after all?

Windows may be the dominant operating system for notebook and desktop computers but it’s in a distant third place when it comes to smartphones, so it’s not surprising that many mobile app developers prioritize iOS and Android over Windows. So Microsoft decided to do something about the app gap and earlier this year the company […]