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Lilbits 301: Nintendo Wii games on the NVIDIA Shield Android game console

There’s been rumors that Nintendo’s next game console could have an Android-based operating system, although that’s something the company has denied. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play Nintendo games on an Android device. A few years ago the developers of the Dolphin GameCube and Wii emulator released the first build of Dolphin for Android. […]

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Now you can run Android apps on a Mac (with BlueStacks)

BlueStacks has been offering Windows users a tool that lets them install and run Android apps on a PC for years. Now BlueStacks is also available for Mac. It’s available as a free download from BlueStacks.com. BlueStacks is basically an emulator that lets you run Android apps on a non-Android device. You can use you […]

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ExaGear Desktop lets you run x86 apps on a Raspberry Pi (or other ARM-based devices)

Eltech launched an application called ExaGear Desktop last year, offering the ability to run software developed for x86 chips on computers with ARMv7 processors. That means you can run x86 apps on a Raspberry Pi 2. Now ExaGear Desktop can also work on chips featuring older ARMv6 architecture, which means the software now supports the first-gen Raspberry […]

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PPSPP is a PlayStation Portable emulator for Android

The smartphone in your pocket probably has more power than the game console you used in your living room a few years ago. So it should be no surprise that developers have created mobile apps to emulate everything from the Nintendo Entertainment System to the original PlayStation. Now there’s even a PlayStation Portable emulator. PPSSPP […]

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Lilbits (5-02-2014): TV boxes, mini PCs, and Chromebooks… oh my!

Another day, another round of cheap boxes that you can plug into your TV to run Android apps on the big screen… including one that looks oddly like a soda can with an eyeball (or webcam) sticking out of it. Meanwhile, as we wait for Asus to officially tell us about its upcoming Chromebook, another […]

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Lilbits (2-05-2014): Google’s Android app updates

Google has rolled out updates for 6 of its Android apps, including Google Search, Google Drive, and Google Maps. The updates bring new features including support for re-routing your directions when a faster route is available and viewing animated GIFs uploaded to Google Drive. The new version of Google Search also gives the stock Launcher […]

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Lilbits (12-13-2013): Emulating an Amiga 500 in your browser

Google’s Portable Native Client is software that lets a web app use your computer’s hardware much the way that a native app would do — and this allows you to develop web games, services, and even more complex software that acts like something that would normally run straight from your PC, not a web browser. […]

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BeagleBone GamingCape turns BeagleBone Black into a GameBoy (emulator)

The BeagleBone Black is a $45 device that you can use as a computer, hardware prototyping board, or a number of other projects. It’s kind of like a cross between an Arduino and a Raspberri Pi. And it turns out you can use one as the brains of a pretty awesome handheld gaming console. Max […]

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Chromecast hack: Running a Gameboy emulator

Google Chromecast is a $35 device designed to let you stream internet videos to your TV. But developers are already starting to port third party apps to run on the platform — and we’re not just talking about using Google’s SDK to stream video from websites and apps that wouldn’t otherwise be supported. One developer […]