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Now you can play Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on a TI-84 Plus CE graphing calcultor

A basic calculator is a tool for quickly performing quick arithmetic functions. But graphing calculators are basically programmable computers. While they’re designed as math aids for students, engineers, and others… hackers have been porting games like DOOM to run on graphing calculators for decades. Now someone has ported a full Sonic the Hedgehog game to […]

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LinkStar H68K-V2 is an updated version of the $99 pocket-sized 4-port router with Android, OpenWrt, and Armbian support

The LinkStar H68K-V2 is a 4-port router with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two 2.5 GbE ports, and support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. It’s also a tiny device that measures just 80 x 60 x 40mm (3.15″ x 2.36″ x 1.57″). Available for $99 from Seeed Studio, the pocket-sized router is an updated version of […]

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CWWK X86 P5 Dev Board is an Alder Lake-N router board (4 x M.2 2280 slots optional)

Chinese mini PC maker CWWK’s X86 P5 mini PC is a small fanless computer powered by an Intel Alder Lake-N low-power processor and featuring two 2.5 GbE LAN ports, and two HDMI 2.0 ports. It first launched in late 2023 and is available from AliExpress or the CWWK website for around $149 and up. Now […]

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Lilbits: Playdate’s growing game catalog, Zotac’s ZBOX PRO eGPU, and Framework’s firmware woes

The Playdate is an unusual and ambitious handheld game console. The $199 console has a 1-bit display and a set of simple controls that includes a hand crank. Instead of enabling support for existing games, the folks behind the Playdate partnered with indie game developers to create a bunch of new games for the console, […]

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BP2 aims to be another BoringPhone (not to be confused with Heinekin’s Boring Phone)

This week Heineken and HMD announced a brand new phone that does… far less than most modern phones. The Boring Phone is 4G flip phone that’s designed to be a distraction-free device for phone calls and text messages, but not much else. And it’s a limited edition device that will only be available through giveaways […]

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Short Stack mod shrinks the Nintendo Wii down to the size of a deck of cards

The Nintendo Wii is relatively small by game console standards, measuring 157 x 60 x 197mm (6.2″ x 2.4″ x 7.8″). But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be smaller. Hardware modder James Smith took the guts of a Nintendo Wii and put them into a new custom case that’s about the same size as a […]

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This mini PC with an Intel U300 processor offers Raptor Lake performance on a budget

The Intel Processor U300 is a 15-watt, 5-core, 6-thread chip based on Intel’s 13th-gen “Raptor Lake” architecture. It’s basically the lowest-performance Raptor Lake chip available, but it should deliver substantially better single-performance than Intel’s Alder Lake-N chips for budget devices. Intel launched the U300 processor last year, but up until recently the only Intel U300/U300E-powered computer I’ve […]

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Acer’s new Chromebook Plus 514 is a $400 Chromebook with Intel Core i3-N305

Acer launched its first Chromebook Plus-branded laptops last fall, with a 14 inch model powered by AMD Mendocino processor options and a 15 inch version featuring 12th-gen or 13th-gen Intel Core processors. Now the company is expanding its Chromebook Plus family with a new 14 inch model powered by an Intel Core i3-N305 octa-core processor. […]

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AltStore PAL is the first “Apple-approved” third-party app store for iOS (in Europe-only)

After years of blocking third-party app stores from iPhones and iPads, Apple has changed its rules regarding installation of apps from sources other than its own App Store… at least in Europe. The changes come in response to the European Union’s Digital Markets Acts, and Apple’s not particularly happy about them. But now that the […]