Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed with old classics or retro-inspired games. There is also the NES Classic Mini, reviewed here and its recently released successor, the SNES Classic Mini. Both are Nintendo's own stab at recapturing some of the company's former glories through rereleased 80s games. There's only one snag: the former is completely sold out and unless you pre-ordered the latter, you might have a bit of a wait for new stock. Never fear though, there is an alternative. You can make your own retro games console. We did exactly that, using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and a free download of Retropie. And because the free software sets up the final build with emulation for a vast number of computers and consoles, it can be … [Read more...] about Can’t buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50
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posted on 01 Feb 2017, 09:39 10 1. Xperia14 (Posts: 1015; Member since: 01 Sep 2015) I still prefer 16:9, because I need a wider screen most of the times instead of a longer one. For instance when I'm using it ro read something on the internet, most of the time the limitation is the width, and not the height. posted on 01 Feb 2017, 10:23 14 3. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered) Then again, during scrolling and reading long articles, longer screen is more useful. posted on 01 Feb 2017, 11:32 15 12. sgodsell (Posts: 5840; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) This article went on and on, and left out one major point why the display is 2880x1440. VR is why this display is like this, especially since it will be Daydream VR compatible. Not to mention when the screen is split in two for VR, this means that each eye will get a resolution of 1440x1440. To put things into perspective the iPhone 7 display in regular mode is 1336x750 for it's entire display. So that means this … [Read more...] about Comments for : So, what is this 2:1 Univisium display ratio on the LG G6 and likely the S8?
The Jetsons gave us a taste of flying cars with bubble-like glass roofs in 1962, but the car’s basic conventions haven’t changed much since then. Modern cars may have touchscreens, GPS, and collision avoidance now, but the average commuter still travels on a road paved with asphalt, still regularly fills a fuel tank with regular unleaded, still controls a car’s trajectory using a steering wheel, still brakes by pushing down on a pedal. Yet the auto industry has changed drastically, even over the past decade. Some say it merely went through a recession, but it was much more profound than that — it was a complete transformation. Companies no one could imagine failing ended up in the history book, while players no one saw coming like Tesla are now considered disruptors. And the technology packed into the average new car has grown exponentially – there are more lines of code in a modern car than in a jet airplane. Why? For one thing, tech makes our lives … [Read more...] about DT10: Cars. For tomorrow’s cars, going driverless is just the beginning
December 19, 2017 - Written By Alexander Maxham Bluboo has created one of its best-looking smartphones and gave it a huge battery, all for under $150 USD. The Bluboo S8 Plus does share a name with another popular smartphone, and it does also share some design cues from that device, but it’s not quite the same. The Bluboo S8 Plus sports an 18:9 display, with some pretty small bezels and a truly gigantic battery, but is that enough to make it your next smartphone? Win A OnePlus 5T Bundle With OnePlus & AndroidHeadlines – International Giveaway/ Contest, Enter Today! Specs The Bluboo S8 Plus has a 6-inch 1440 x 720 display, which gives it an “HD+” resolution. This is an IPS panel made by Sharp as well. Inside, there is a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor inside (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.0GHz). That is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, there is also a micro SD card slot … [Read more...] about Bluboo S8 Plus Review: Fast Fingerprint Reader & Android Nougat At A Great Price
Putting together a project plan can sometimes seem more daunting than completing the project itself. When you need to track each step of a project, along with your costs, staff, and other factors, you probably need a project management application.Free Downloads to Boost Your Productivity Slideshow: 9 Management Apps ThatWon't Bust Your Budget Project management applications are usually centered around Gantt charts, where each step in a project is represented as a bar in the chart. These visuals are linked to lists of the resources tied to each task (such as the person, team, company or another entity responsible for doing any given job). Everything is synchronized to a calendar, which updates you on the progress that your project should have achieved at any given time during its life cycle.It's a simple idea, actually. Yet project planning can be intimidating, especially if you're unfamiliar with the methodologies behind it. As a result, learning to use project management … [Read more...] about 5 Free Apps That Make Project Management Easier
Monday, Microsoft unwrapped the next edition of its Office money maker at a press event and simultaneously launched a public preview for users to try out now. Slideshow: 10 New Features of Microsoft Office 2013CEO Steve Ballmer touted the new software as "the most ambitious release of Office that we've ever done," then ceded the stage to others who demonstrated some of the suite's features and functionality. And while there were questions left on the table -- when will it be released and how much will it cost being most prominent -- it's clear this isn't your dad's Office: For one thing, Microsoft's breaking with a 21-year tradition in how it will sell its next productivity collection.Let's cut to the chase, though: What you want is to do is try it out, right?How do you get the Customer Preview? What do you need to run it? What's the most important news?We have answers to the out-of-the-gate questions.What's Microsoft calling the new suite? Good question. The answer: Pick a … [Read more...] about FAQ: Microsoft Previews Office 2013, Suite Sub Plans
If you have never used Flash before, don't be intimidated. Building a custom FLV player is largely a matter of dragging and dropping Flash's Component objects into a document and scripting only a line or two of very simple ActionScript code. In fact, don't be surprised if you find yourself jumping head first into ActionScript authoring after you see how easy it is.If you don't own a copy of Flash CS3, you can download a fully functioning 30-day trial. Also, you'll be using a royalty-free FLV file to complete the exercise.Let's start by opening Flash CS3 and creating a new file. From the File menu, select the New... option. In the dialog box that appears, select the Type: Flash File ActionScript 3.0. This is important; Flash's video components are more limited if your Flash File is an ActionScript 2.0 type. This blog post is also available as a TechRepublic download. Your layout should look like Figure A.Figure AThe default layout of the Flash CS3 workspaceAt the top of the … [Read more...] about How Do I… Create a custom Web user interface for my Flash video?
If you're in the market for a smartphone, chances are you're choosing between Apple and Samsung. In fact, the two companies own a combined two-thirds of the market. The current flagships for these brands are the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy S5. Which one should you choose?The Galaxy S5 is less gimmicky than its predecessor but still packs unique features such as a built-in fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor. The S5 also has a bigger display than the iPhone 5s, in a water-resistant body. Apple's device is starting to show its age, but it also sports a fingerprint reader, a first-of-its-kind 64-bit processor and a beefed up camera with larger pixels. To help you make the right call, we compared these devices head-to-head in 11 key categories, ranging from design and camera quality to special features, performance and battery life.DesignThe design of the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s is a study in contrast. Samsung's phone is a fairly large hunk of plastic with a subtle, dotted pattern, and … [Read more...] about iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S5: The Winner Is…
We're about to find out if Apple's next iPhone can live up to a year's worth of hype.Rumored iPhone 8 model (Credit:EverythingApplePro)Apple CEO Tim Cook takes to the stage at his company's new headquarters for a press event today (Sept. 12), where he's expected to take the wraps off the company's latest phone. And that's when we'll finally see which rumored features make the cut. More importantly, we'll find out how this new phone measures up to the latest flagship devices from Samsung — both the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, which have seen massive updates since the last iPhones came out in September 2016.With just a few hours to go before Apple's big event, here's what we're likely to hear.Final News and Rumors (Updated September 12) Apple will release three phones, with the 5.8-inch model with high-end features like an OLED display will be called the iPhone X. Apple's two other phones will be modest updates to the current iPhone lineup, and they'll be called the iPhone 8 and 8 … [Read more...] about iPhone X and iPhone 8 Rumors: Here’s What to Expect
Most of us don't have time to discover all the ins and outs of the software we use on a daily basis. We learn on the fly, we occasionally pick up a tip or shortcut, and we grudgingly plow through the Help system when we absolutely have to.But sometimes, just a few little tricks can make a big difference. Turning off an annoying feature, learning a keyboard trick that bypasses three dialog boxes, or taking advantage of an obscure option can save you a few headaches and a lot of time. Will they really change your life? Well that might be a stretch. But they could. Try these tips on for size and let me know. Note: This article is also available as a PDF download.Figure A.Figure ATo make a vertical selection, hold down [Alt] as you drag down through the text you want to highlight. Figure B shows the column of unwanted characters selected using this technique. Hit [Delete] and bam, they're gone.Figure BAlthough we selected text at the beginning of the lines in this example, you can make … [Read more...] about Five Word tips that could change your life