After Months Of Silence, Polymega Insists Pre-Orders Are Shipping Soon

Reading Time: 9 minutes Image: Nintendo Life The Polymega is a remarkable system capable of running original software for consoles such as the SNES, Mega Drive, PC Engine and even Sega Saturn – but while the unit itself lives up to its potential, creator Playmaji has had something of a nightmare when it comes to actually getting it into … Read more

FTC puts hardware makers on warning for potential ‘unlawful repair restrictions’ – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes As phones and other consumer devices have gained feature after feature, they have also declined in how easily they can be repaired, with Apple at the head of this ignoble pack. The FTC has taken note, admitting that the agency has been lax on this front but that going forward it will prioritize what could … Read more

Gabe Newell: Pricing Valve’s Switch-Like Steam Deck Was “Painful”

Reading Time: 4 minutes © Valve In case you missed it, Valve’s rumoured “Switch-like” handheld device has now been officially revealed as the Steam Deck. While the American company best-known for its digital games platform on PC hasn’t drawn any comparisons to Nintendo’s hybrid system itself, it’s sort of hard to ignore certain similarities and the fact the price … Read more

Value’s Steam Deck Might Be The Closest We’ll Get To A Switch Pro In 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes © Valve Value has just announced the Steam Deck, a Switch-style handheld system that offers portable access to the company’s massive Steam digital marketplace. Boasting a 7-inch, 1280×800 touchscreen and dedicated gaming controls (including two trackpads and eight triggers on the rear), the SteamOS-based handheld will connect to your Steam account and run PC titles. … Read more

Valve’s Steam Deck Might Be The Closest We’ll Get To A Switch Pro In 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes © Valve Valve has just announced the Steam Deck, a Switch-style handheld system that offers portable access to the company’s massive Steam digital marketplace. Boasting a 7-inch, 1280×800 touchscreen and dedicated gaming controls (including two trackpads and eight triggers on the rear), the SteamOS-based handheld will connect to your Steam account and run PC titles. … Read more

Could Cloud PCs be Microsoft’s gateway to Chromebook-like hardware? – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes When Microsoft announced that it was releasing a cloud PC service called Windows 365 this morning, it got me thinking. While Windows 365 is about packaging a virtual Windows business desktop in a cloud context, if you think about the announcement in a different way, perhaps it could herald the beginning of a lightweight, cloud-based … Read more

MSCHF drops tiny action figures of your favorite failed startup hardware – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Hardware is hard. You can browse the archives of this site and come up with dozens of bold attempts to make new consumer electronics gadgets work — some of them very close to home. But, like all startups, most hardware companies run into the hard core grind of turning atoms into something worth buying.  To … Read more

Feature: Nintendo Hardware Refreshes Through The Ages

Reading Time: 22 minutes Mid-cycle hardware refreshes may sometimes feel like a relatively recent development, but console manufacturers have been releasing revised versions of their consoles since video gaming first entered the home. You might associate Nintendo hardware refreshes mostly with handheld consoles thanks to the umpteen variants that have crowded shelves over the past decade or so, but … Read more

The New Nintendo OLED Switch Is a Small But Punchy Upgrade

Reading Time: 6 minutes After months of fan speculation, Nintendo today confirmed rumors that a new Switch console is on the way. Nintendo’s updated OLED model for the Nintendo Switch will arrive October 8, 2021, the same day as the highly anticipated Metroid Dread. The OLED model—no cute or snappy name yet—replaces the Nintendo Switch’s 6-inch 720p LCD panel … Read more

Nothing founder Carl Pei on Ear 1 and building a hardware startup from scratch – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes The mobile industry vet discusses pricing, features and venture backing Brian Heater @bheater / 8 hours On July 27, hardware maker Nothing will debut its first product, wireless earbuds dubbed Ear 1. Despite releasing almost no tangible information about the product, the company has managed to generate substantial buzz around the launch — especially for … Read more