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How to Build Your Own Mini SNES

The NES Classic Edition is almost perfect—short controller cords not withstanding—and if you can buy one, it’s one of our favorite gifts, especially …

My pointless quest to achieve perfect retro console fidelity

​It all started about four years ago when I came into an old Sega Saturn system from the mid-90s. It was an entire console catalog that I completely skipped over back in the day. I hooked it up to my TV and soon I was knee-deep in classic fighting games like <i>Street Fighter vs. X-Men</i> and shoot-em-ups …

The World's Biggest Nerf Gun Can Shoot Darts at 40 MPH

Every child and every adult who wants to be a child again loves a good Nerf gun. They’re fun to shoot, whether you’re playing in your yard or across …

The Division: Best Build For A Solo Character

Some folks don’t like other people. If that’s you, you probably intend to play The Division without a group of close pals or a bunch of random …

PC Gaming

Build a Retro Gaming Table on the Cheap with a $10 IKEA Lack and a Raspberry Pi

We’ve shown you how to build a retro gaming table before but if you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, Element14 shows off how to build one …

OS X’s ultimate old-school game emulator just received a huge update

OpenEmu, the ultimate old-school game emulator for OS X, just got even better. A beefy update brings an improved user interface, real-time game rewinding and — best of all! — support for an additional 16 game consoles, including the Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable.<p>OpenEmu 2.0.1 …

Retrogaming

Build a Retro Gaming Console with Raspberry Pi

Nostalgic for Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and arcade games? With RetroPie, a software that organizes all your games into one easy-to-navigate place, a Raspberry Pi, and a USB gaming controller you can be playing the classics in less than an hour.<p>The RetroPie software builds off of the Emulation …

Raspberry Pi

Turn your PC into a retro gaming console

Computers are brilliant at pretending to be other computers. Providing your CPU has enough oomph, and your RAM banks have enough space, you can turn …

Two-factor authentication: Everything you need to know!

Why is two-factor authentication so important?<p>Passwords are weak, broken, and by all accounts, outdated: Having to remember a random assortment of …

Belkin Announces New Charge Dock for Apple Watch and iPhone

Belkin has announced a new Belkin Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone. The dock was reportedly developed closely with Apple and features an …

Apple Watch

How to back up your Apple Watch and pair it with a new iPhone 6s

Tips<p>Before you reset your old iPhone, remember to unpair and back up your Apple Watch to ensure a seamless transition to the new iPhone 6s. Here's …

How to nest folders in iOS 9

I’m not sure why iOS doesn’t officially support nested folders, despite the fact that people have been clamoring for them for years.<p>Needless to say, dropping a folder inside another folder is still a no-no in iOS 9.0.2 … unless you use this easy trick to nest your folders inside each other.<p>Here’s …

iOS

'Sin City' and 'Hellboy' comics come to Hoopla's public library app

After adding DC and Image Comics to its public library digital-checkout service, Hoopla is back with news that Dark Horse Comics' titles are now available for all your <i>Sin City, Hellboy</i> and <i>Lone Wolf and Cub</i> reading enjoyment. The Hoopla app and service syncs with participating local libraries to …

Recently for iOS Turns Your Camera Roll Into a Print Magazine Every Month

Snapping a collection of photos on your iPhone and then having them disappear into your Camera Roll never to be seen again can be quite a common …

Watermarker 2 for Mac

Watermarker is a nifty Mac utility app that lets you add watermarks to your photos or images. Packaged in a very straightforward UI, Watermarker …

Apps

Review: Pad & Quill’s Classic Band dresses Apple Watch in rugged, American leather

Like a lot of 9to5Mac readers, I’m generally a purist when it comes to matching Apple hardware with accessories: I prefer iPhones and iPads without cases unless using one of Apple’s iPhone 6 Leather Cases or iPad Air Smart Covers and I can’t resist their overpriced Lightning Docks. If Apple made an …

Smartwatches

Review: This $15 aluminum charging stand for Apple Watch & iPhone beats out more expensive options

With a lot of compromised designs due to the rush to get Apple Watch docks and stands to market, I wasn’t initially all that impressed with the often overpriced options available. That’s why I opted for a DIY mod of my own Apple Watch box. But at just $15, this new charging dock from Poetic is one …

Smartwatches

A Cheap $10 Bike Brake Light That Only Glows When You're Stopping

Automatic brake lights that only come on when your bike is slowing and stopping aren’t a new idea. But the folks at Sigma have come up with cheap and …

Review: Speck’s CandyShell Fit Apple Watch case protects when you need it, then removes easily

While I wasn’t immediately convinced of the need to ever hide a beautiful Apple Watch under an arguably unattractive protective case, seeing my wife’s experience accidentally damaging the sapphire display solidified my spot in Apple Watch Case Camp in some contexts.<p>Because Apple Watch materials — …

Smartwatches

Make your own Iron Man arc reactor for cheap

AWE me's latest "DIY Prop Shop" video shows you how to make your very own arc reactor for around $30. Just don't expect it to power your Iron Man suit.<p>Tony Stark's incredible Iron Man suit helps him fight bad guys and stay alive thanks to the glowing arc reactor in Iron Man's chest.<p>In the latest …

Iron Man

Spot Metering vs Evaluative Metering

<i>Want more useful photography tips? Click here.</i><p>Cameras by default are set to metering a scene through the evaluative setting, but they have three …

Photography Tips

Super Flemish Puts Superheroes in the 16th Century

<i>All images by Sacha Goldberger. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Sacha Goldberger was an art director in the advertising world for 15 years. These …

Art

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Shares Epic Trailer

It's hard to top three minutes of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> footage, but the epic <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> trailer just dropped major …

Man of Steel

How to record your iPhone's screen and audio using a Mac

As long as you have the latest version of OS X, you have the ability to record an iPhone's video and audio. Find out how.<p>If you have Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, you already have a built-in recorder for your iPhone. To start, connect your iPhone to your Mac using a lightning cable and launch Quicktime …

Apps

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Breaks Leg During Concert, Finishes Gig Anyway

Rock gods don’t come any tougher than this.<p>Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl broke his leg after falling off stage during a performance in …

Music

How to export and import your iPhone Health data

Apple has really changed the way I think about my overall health and fitness, starting with iOS 7 and the M7 motion coprocessor of iPhone 5s. I went …

Apps

How to add spaces to your Mac's Dock using Terminal

I've set up spaces to separate the apps I use: My Internet apps are all grouped together, as are my writing tools and creative apps, all with spaces …

watchOS 2 Beta For Apple Watch: New Features Video Walkthrough

Apple unveiled watchOS 2 – a new operating system update for Apple Watch – at WWDC 2015. With watchOS 2, we got some much needed and wanted features …

How-To: Prepare your iPhone, iPad or Mac for iOS 9 + OS X El Capitan public betas

Up until recently, unfinished “beta” versions of iOS and OS X were only officially available to registered Apple developers, enabling companies to make their apps compatible before the operating systems were publicly released. But to increase openness and expand its pool of beta testers, Apple …

Operating Systems