Benj EdwardsPCWorld

Benj is editor-in-chief of Vintage Computing and Gaming. He's written for the PCWorld, Macworld, Atlantic, PCMag and Fast Company.

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How to build a Raspberry Pi retrogaming emulation console

With these simple, step-by-step instructions for building a Raspberry Pi 3 console loaded with RetroPie software, you'll be playing your favorite classic games in no time.

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Birth of a standard: The Intel 8086 microprocessor turns 40 today

Forty years ago, Intel released the 8086 processor, introducing the x86 architecture that underlies every PC—Windows, Mac, or Linux—produced today.

Windows 3.1: Twenty-five years later, it's still a Microsoft milestone

Microsoft launched Windows 3.1 on April 6, 1992. What made it so innovative 25 years ago? Let's take a stroll down memory lane in this slideshow.

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The secret upgrade: How expansion chips in video game cartridges pushed performance

In the early days of game consoles, developers frustrated by the limitations of primitive hardware quietly built chips into the game cartridges themselves.

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Tested: The RetroUSB AVS, a high-def 8-bit NES remake

This brilliant but flawed reboot of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System works with HD TV sets.

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Inside the IBM PC 5150: The first-ever IBM PC

As the forebear of all PCs turns 35, we take a look inside this pioneering machine

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Inside the PocketCHIP, a $49 Portable Linux Computer

See why the new, low-cost, hackable PocketCHIP from Next Thing Co. is perfect for electronics and programming hobbyists.