Readers look back on Sega’s final console

Hardware Users were fond of the Dreamcast hardware — specifically the plethora of peripherals, along with the onboard LAN and CD playback. Jarcoz said that “the keyboard, mouse and VGA box — and the easy online access — made this console a huge step ahead and bridged the gap between PC and console gamers.” Mooney felt More...

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By Boston Journal On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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What made Nintendo fans love the 3DS?

Body The body of the 3DS features a similar clamshell design to that of the DS Lite or DSi, including a stylus hidden near the cartridge slot and a 320 x 240 touchscreen. Users were a little concerned about durability, More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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B&H sale cuts up to $350 off Apple’s 2019 iMacs

That’s not necessarily the sweet spot, of course. If you’re just looking for the most affordable entry point for the 27-inch iMac, B&H has lopped $200 off the base model to bring it to $1,599. More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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How legendary hackers wound up working for the CIA

Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the Worldby Joseph Menn The internet as we know it today would not exist but for the Cult of the Dead Cow. The cDc is among America’s More...

By Boston Journal On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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The audio gear we recommend to students

Arturia KeyStep Lugging music gear back and forth gets tiresome when you already have dirty laundry and about 80 pounds of books you have to carry when you go home for breaks. The $119 Arturia KeyStep MIDI controller More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Senator wants to ban ‘addictive’ social network features in new bill

There would be exceptions for the feature bans, such as music-focused social services and music playlists. The bill would also require equal treatment for consent choices (no more burying the “no thank you” More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Inside the virtual production of ‘The Lion King’

Scar is still easy to distinguish from the other lions. You can see this commitment in the characters, too. They’re emotive, but not to the same extent as the original movie. “If anyone had actually More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Sony is crowdfunding a wearable air conditioner

You have to manually control the temperature through a mobile app, but Sony hopes to deliver an automatic mode through a future update. And no, you don’t have to worry about charging it mid-day. Sony expects More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Should I buy a laptop or a 2-in-1 for school?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we’ve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, July 26th, 2019
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Local governments are still woefully unprepared to fight ransomware

A string of high-profile attacks over the past six years have brought the threat of encountering ransomware to the forefront of public consciousness. However, the practice of remotely encrypting data and holding More...