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Now is the Time for Microsoft to Release a Portable Xbox

Now is the Time for Microsoft to Release a Portable Xbox We’re currently living through a portable gaming revolution. The Nintendo Switch philosophy of a console that can also be taken with you on the go has been adopted by many hardware manufacturers in recent years. There are a myriad of devices that now allow you to take your gaming on the go while also having the option to hook it up to your large screen TV at home. Many of the Chinese manufactured retro consoles from manufacturers such as

Analogue Pocket is on the Verge of Becoming One of the Best Handhelds Ever

Analogue Pocket is on the Verge of Becoming One of the Best Handhelds Ever The Analogue Pocket is set to become a portable FPGA powerhouse in the next few weeks. Developers in the FPGA community are hard at work on porting cores over from the successful Mister project and we’ve started to see their labours bare fruit. When firmware 1.1 released earlier this summer, it was accompanied by the launch of several third-party cores from mystery FPGA developer Spiritualized1997. Game Boy, Game Boy C

How an Apple AirTag May Have Saved My Father-In-Law's Life

How an Apple AirTag May Have Saved My Father-In-Law’s Life My father-in-law, Alan, suffers from dementia and is prone to opening locked doors and leaving the house unexpectedly. On Saturday evening we discovered that my Al had gone missing. He left the house around 5:30pm and was last seen going south towards the lake on the west side of Toronto. For anyone who has had to take care of someone with dementia, you know this is one of the worst scenarios imaginable. A dementia sufferer has no con

I, For One, Welcome Our New AI Writing Overlords.

I, For One, Welcome Our New AI Writing Overlords. You’ve seen the articles here on Medium. AI writing is all the rave these days. Why put in the work yourself when you can just punch in a bunch of related keywords and just let the AI spit out a semi-coherent story for your readers to digest. I guess for some of you the prospect of handing off writing work to a machine learning algorithm is exciting. I’m not sure why. We got…

Tablets as an Impromptu Note Taking Solution Are Still Flawed

Tablets as an Impromptu Note Taking Solution Are Still Flawed Ever since I purchased my first iPad 12 years ago, I have been hooked on the form factor. As big as a sheet of paper, or smaller, these devices make media consumption on-the-go a breeze. They have gotten lighter, faster, and now have as much power as some laptop computers. Despite their evolution over the years, they haven’t quite become the all-in-one…

Analogue Pocket — Was it Worth the Wait?

Analogue Pocket — Was it Worth the Wait? My Experience. Announced way back in October of 2019 before the world as we know it changed, the Analogue Pocket promised to deliver FPGA gaming into our eager hands in 2020. Well, it took them longer, a lot longer, to deliver. They did manage to secure preorders, with payment upfront, in August of 2020 and announced an expected release of May 2021, but even then, they needed eight extra months to finally…

What You Should Know About FPGA Retro Gaming

What You Should Know About FPGA Retro Gaming Retro gaming enthusiasts have been spoiled for content these past few years. From the rise of clone consoles from manufacturers like Retron and handhelds that can hold thousands of classic games from companies like Anbernic, retro gaming is as popular as ever. We have also seen the exploding popularity of retro-stylized new games from indie developers, some of which have even been released for classic consoles…

Gamers Are Angry About NFTs in Their Video Games

Gamers Are Angry About NFTs in Their Video Games Ownership of digital goods is something that I have struggled with ever since I bought my first piece of horse armor for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion way back on the Xbox 360. I remember purchasing it, more for curiosity’s sake than anything else. I didn’t need the horse armor but the concept of being able to add enhancements to games for a small fee was something I was excited to…

The Matrix: Awakens Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo is not Quite a Super Mario 64 Moment, but it’s Close

The Matrix: Awakens Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo is not Quite a Super Mario 64 Moment, but it’s Close The last announcement at the 2021 Game Awards was the launch of the Matrix: Awakens, an Unreal Engine 5 tech demo set in a fictional city. From the little clips we saw during the show it looked like an impressive graphical presentation, but it didn’t look like it had much going for it in terms of gameplay besides some…

iPad Pro as My Daily Work Machine– My Experience

iPad Pro as My Daily Work Machine– My Experience Apple lifted me up and then let me down. The form factor of the iPad is one that I have loved form the beginning. Back in April of 2010, when the first iPad was announced and released, there was a two-month delay before it would be released in Canada. That did not stop me however as I managed to snap one up off eBay at a reasonable price and it was in my hands a week after the US…

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