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Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros hacked on day one (Yes, it plays DOOM)

Nintendo’s latest retro game console is a handheld game system designed to run just a few games. The Super Mario Bros Game & Watch is a modern take on the original Game & Watch line of single-game handhelds that were released in Japan 40 years ago. First announced in September, the new model sells for […]

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Hacker adds a working fingerprint sensor to the PinePhone

The PinePhone isn’t just the most affordable smartphone designed to run GNU/Linux-based operating systems. It’s also designed to be a modular device – most internal components are user replaceable, and there are six pogo pins that allow extra hardware to be added to the device. So far Pine64 has announced plans for three optional accessories […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft brings new Windows Subsystem for Linux to older Windows 10 builds

One of the most surprising things Microsoft did when the company introduced Windows 10 was to include a Windows Subsystem for Linux, which allows users to install Ubuntu or other GNU/Linux distributions and run them within Windows. The optional feature lets you open up a terminal window and run Linux commands without the need to […]

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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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Amazon Fire tablet hacking resources (Fall 2019 edition)

As usual, Amazon is offering deep discounts on Fire tablets for the holiday shopping season. And as usual, some folks would like Amazon’s tablets better if they worked a bit more like other Android tablets. Amazon Fire tablets run a fork of Android called Fire OS. That means they have an Amazon-designed user interface and ship […]

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Walmart’s cheap Onn tablets are hackable (root, recovery & more)

This year Walmart launched a line of cheap Android tablets that sell for $50 to $100. While Walmart’s Onn tablets aren’t exactly high-performance devices, they do have one thing that helps set them apart from Amazon’s cheap line of Fire tablets — the Onn tablets run near-stock Android software with the Google Play Store and […]

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Comprinter II is a PC-in-a-printer (and this time it actually prints)

A few months ago Mason Stooksbury crammed the guts of an old PC into an old printer and created a franken-PC called the Comprinter. The only catch? The printer was broken, so the project looked cool, but couldn’t actually print anything unless you connected a different printer. Now Stooksbury is back with a Comprinter II, and […]

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Louii is a DIY handheld game console made from a Nintendo Wii

Nintendo was one of the pioneers of the handheld gaming space, and the company’s latest game consoles bridge the gap between living room and handheld gaming. But hackers have been making their own handhelds out of Nintendo hardware for years — and one of the latest examples is a portable Nintendo Wii mod called the […]