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How to build a Raspberry Pi retrogaming emulation console
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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.

03/14/2019

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

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.

02/17/2017

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

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

08/12/2016

Inside the PocketCHIP, a $49 Portable Linux Computer

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.

07/13/2016

Retro Tech: Inside the Nintendo 64, on its 20th birthday

Retro Tech: Inside the Nintendo 64, on its 20th birthday

Yes, it's been 20 years since Nintendo 64 debuted. To celebrate, we take it apart as we remember its important contribution to our lives.

06/09/2016

Intel's 10 most important CPU launches

Intel's 10 most important CPU launches

The chip maker has been a dominant force in PCs since the very beginning, but these microprocessors in particular had a big impact.

06/02/2016

Retro Tech: Vintage muscle machines that pushed the limits

Retro Tech: Vintage muscle machines that pushed the limits

These classic PCs pushed the boundaries of computing power when they were new.

04/29/2016

Retro Tech: Classic point-and-click adventure games for kids

Retro Tech: Classic point-and-click adventure games for kids

Share your love for the retro classics with these kid-friendly adventure games

04/08/2016

Retro Tech: Exploring the TI-99/4A

Retro Tech: Exploring the TI-99/4A

Texas Instruments' classic home computer from the late 1970s and early '80s goes under the knife for science.

03/11/2016

Retro Tech: Exploring the lost world of Prodigy

Retro Tech: Exploring the lost world of Prodigy

We take a time-travel tour of an early and colorful online service that presaged the web.

02/18/2016

The Atari Video Music is a trippy, psychedelic rarity from the 1970s

The Atari Video Music is a trippy, psychedelic rarity from the 1970s

Oh wow, colors! Atari's follow-up to the hugely successful Pong was a music visualizer for the living room.

01/28/2016

This old tech: TRS-80 MC-10 Micro Color Computer lives to play again

This old tech: TRS-80 MC-10 Micro Color Computer lives to play again

Introduced in 1983 by Radio Shack, the TRS-80 MC-10 was once the world's cheapest color-capable PC.

01/19/2016

This old tech: The beloved Speak & Spell was a pioneer of popular computing

This old tech: The beloved Speak & Spell was a pioneer of popular computing

Built by Texas Instruments, the Speak & Spell electronic educational toy was the first mass-produced product to use digital signal processing.

01/13/2016

This Old Tech: Remembering WorldsAway's avatars and virtual experiences

This Old Tech: Remembering WorldsAway's avatars and virtual experiences

The year was 1995, and CompuServe's online service cost $4.95 per hour. Yet thousands of people logged into this virtual world daily.

12/04/2015

This Old Tech: There’s nothing like M.U.L.E. on an Atari 800 to bring a family together

This Old Tech: There’s nothing like M.U.L.E. on an Atari 800 to bring a family together

Advanced custom silicon made the Atari 800 a very special multiplayer machine.We set it up on a 1983-era TV set for the full retro experience.

11/25/2015

This old tech: The Toshiba T1000 was my first step into the world of MS-DOS

This old tech: The Toshiba T1000 was my first step into the world of MS-DOS

The year was 1987, and the Toshiba T1000 was a 6.4-pound IBM PC clone that you could fit into a briefcase. But wait'll you see the battery on this thing.

11/06/2015

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