Game Boy Advance ‘hacked’ to run PlayStation games using a Raspberry Pi

Jon Fingas

The Game Boy Advance is useful in the modern era for more than watching Christopher Nolan blockbusters. Gizmodo notes that tinkerer Rodrigo Alfonso has Nintendo’s 20-year-old handheld running PlayStation (and Genesis, and SNES) games without special modifications. The trick, as you might imagine revolves around a custom cartridge — you’re More...

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HP's Chromebook X2 is a 2-in-1 convertible that works as both a tablet and a laptop.
By Boston Journal On Thursday, November 11th, 2021

HP Chromebook X2 review: Do we really need a Chrome OS convertible?

Chrome OS tablets don’t have a pretty past. In 2018, Google released the Pixel Slate, its attempt to jumpstart the market, but poorly optimized software and expensive hardware made the device a non-starter for More...

Mariella Moon
By Boston Journal On Saturday, October 30th, 2021

2021 MacBook Pro teardown reveals easy-to-remove batteries

Apple may have given us a glimpse of what the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros’ insides look like, but it had a surprise waiting for the folks at iFixit nonetheless. The iFixit team said removing batteries More...

Jon Fingas
By Boston Journal On Monday, October 18th, 2021

Watch Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ event here at 1PM ET

Apple’s second event of the fall is about to begin, and like before you can tune in to see it unfold. The company will offer a live stream of its “Unleashed” event starting at 1PM Eastern. It’s More...

Andrew Tarantola
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

GM unveils a hands-free driving system that works in nearly all of the US and Canada

GM and Cadillac drivers have spent traveled than 10 million miles with their hands in their laps since General Motors introduced its Super Cruise driver assist system back in 2017. On Wednesday, the company unveiled More...

Igor Bonifacic
By Boston Journal On Friday, September 24th, 2021

California makes zero-emission autonomous vehicles mandatory by 2030

Starting in 2030, California will require all light-duty autonomous vehicles that operate in the state to emit zero emissions. Signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, represents the latest effort More...

Jon Fingas
By Boston Journal On Sunday, September 12th, 2021

The US may crack down on ‘stable’ cryptocurrencies

Stablecoins are ostensibly safer than regular cryptocurrency thanks to their ties to less volatile assets, but US regulators apparently aren’t convinced. Bloomberg sources hear the Treasury Department and More...

Steve Dent
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

HBO Max and YouTube are now available on Spectrum TV

Spectrum TV has made major streaming service additions to its digital cable service and live TV app with HBO Max and YouTube, parent Charter has announced. You’ll be able to access both apps on channels More...

"Strange Energies" -- Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler,  Vanessa Marshall as First Officer, Jonathan Scott Frakes as Capt. William T. Riker, Jerry O'Connell as Commander Jack Ransom and Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford of the Paramount+ series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo: PARAMOUNT+ ©2021 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved **Best Possible Screen Grab**
By Boston Journal On Thursday, August 19th, 2021

‘Lower Decks’ is an indictment of Abrams and Kurtzman-era Star Trek

The following contains spoilers for season two, episode two of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks.’ I’ve been a Star Trek fan for most of my life, and yet I still chuckled at this Onion video released after More...

Igor Bonifacic
By Boston Journal On Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Facebook restores policy it ‘lost’ three years ago

Last month, Facebook’s Oversight Board chastised the company for losing an important policy for three years. At the center of the ruling was an Instagram post about Abdullah Öcalan, which encouraged people More...