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How-to: Build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie

The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.<p>But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an …

Raspberry Pi

Google shows how easy it is for software to remove watermarks from photos

To highlight the need for more secure copyright protections<p>Google’s research division today detailed just how easy it is for computer algorithms to bypass standard photo watermarking practices, stripping those images of copyright protection and making them vulnerable to reposting across the …

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

Fender’s new guitar-learning platform can teach beginners to play a song in minutes

Using visual micro-learning lessons<p>Guitar maker Fender has just debuted Fender Play, a new guitar lessons web platform and iOS app aimed at getting beginners hooked with visual, bite-sized tutorials. New users can sign up for a free, 30-day trial at the Fender Play website. After that trial, you’ll …

Guitar

How to find and tame the Giant Horse in Breath of the Wild

Taming Zelda’s wildest and biggest horse<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> gives you tons of options to explore its world. One of the best ways to do that is by taming and riding a horse. There are special techniques required to taming horses and once you’ve master the art, you might want to …

Goodbye Spin, Hello Raw Dishonesty

The latest big buzz is about Jeff Sessions, the attorney general. It turns out that he lied during his confirmation hearings, denying that he had met with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. In fact, he met twice with the Russian ambassador, who is widely reported to also be a key spymaster.<p>…

Getting into Games: What Do AI Programmers Do?

It’s easy to forget how much work goes into making a videogame, particularly the AAA kind. We tend to associate games with one or two visionaries – …

Getting into Games: What Do Tools Programmers Do?

It’s easy to forget how much work goes into making a videogame, particularly the AAA kind. We tend to associate games with one or two visionaries – …

Understanding Nioh: A guide (update)

Like Dark Souls, but faster and more confusing<p><i>Nioh</i> is a complex and rich and brutal and huge action role-playing game. An example: It took us more than eight hours just to unlock <i>Nioh</i>’s core mission selection screen. That’s intensity by design, and although <i>Nioh</i> doles out its inherent complexity bit …

Unofficial Metroid Prequel 'Rogue Dawn' Out Now Playable On Nintendo NES

For each and every gaming console out there, there's one final swansong which showcases the power behind the dated hardware it sits on. Take Shadow …

Retrogaming

X-23 Gon' Give It To Ya: Five Essential Laura Kinney Stories

While Laura made her comics debut in the series <i>NYX</i>, it isn’t necessarily the best place to jump in and get to know her as a character.<p>For that, …

Comics

Pi3Cart Raspberry Pi 3 NES Cartridge Case Kit

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and users might be interested in a new case kit which has been created by William Mauldin in the form of the Pi3Cart which …

Raspberry Pi

Pi Cart: 2,400 Games In One

What’s the quickest way to turn one game into 2,400? Cram a Raspberry Pi Zero running RetroPie into an NES cartridge and call it Pi Cart.<p>This elegant …

One man created an amazing update to the original Nintendo Game Boy

The original Nintendo Game Boy was the size of a hotel bible, required four AA batteries, and only played games in black and white.<p>Beautiful, isn't it?<p>But one ambitious gentleman thought he could make it even more beautiful. Behold: the updated Nintendo Game Boy, with the ability to play games from …

American Hero Hacks Game Boy to Run Almost Any Retro Game

Meet the Gameboy Zero. It’s a classic Gameboy shell with a Raspberry Pi’s heart. But the mod isn’t purely cosmetic.<p>Using Emulation Station, this Pi …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

3D printed digital sundial is brilliant and insane

People have been using the sun to tell the time since life began, but few ever expected that system to be worthy of an upgrade. Step forward a French engineer, going under the name of Mojoptix, who has created a digital sundial that expresses the time digitally, casting numbers into its own shadow. …

Home Theater Software Showdown: Kodi vs Plex

Who needs Netflix? With home theater apps like Plex and Kodi, you can roll your own sweet-looking library with all the TV shows and movies <i>you</i> like, …

The Mario Bros. Music Has Official Lyrics

You’ve been hearing the ditty for decades, both in games and on the internet, but did you know that the original <i>Mario Bros.</i> theme—from the games, not …

Windows 10 tips for gamers: How to save your bandwidth, do a clean install, and more

Just because you have a new operating system doesn’t mean everything is working like it should.<p>Windows 10<p>New Windows 10 game<br>• How to get Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition<p>Here’s a secret: If you installed Windows 10 today, you agreed to have your computer act as a peer-to-peer host for sharing Windows …

Windows 10

How to download the iOS 9 public beta

Fancy trying out the new iPhone and iPad software ahead of its autumn release date? Here’s how to test out the first public beta<p>Apple’s iOS 9 public beta is now available to test, following its reveal at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).<p>The new software for iPhone, iPad …

7 skills you never knew you needed for a career in IT

Being skilled at computers and troubleshooting is an essential part of working in IT, but if you plan on truly excelling in the field, it's vital to have a combination of hard and soft skills.<p>Here are seven soft skills every IT professional should have.<p>It's sort of a no-brainer, but when you're …

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Marvel's master plan: The complete novice's guide to Infinity Stones

It's all connected.<p>That's the guiding mantra / rallying cry / marketing pitch for Marvel's Cinematic Universe. Every film exists in the same continuity, pushing along a large meta-narrative one two-hour (or so) chapter at a time. The continuity, of course, is only skin deep. A tragic death of a fan …

'Captain America: Civil War' Is Basically 'Avengers 3'

Thought you’d have to wait until 2018 to see the Avengers 3? Well, it might take that long for Marvel to put the word “Avengers” in another movie title, but it seems like Marvel is planning to bring at least most of the titular team back for Captain America: Civil War. According to a recent …

Marvel Universe