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[Video of the Day] Protozoan Pac-Man!

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Science. Gotta love it. Researchers from University College of Southeast Norway built a microscopic Pac-Man map to better understand the little microbes eating and hunting habits. It also doubles as a nice PR move to attract attention. It has ours. You can read the full blog post on the research…

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Ben Heck tears apart a Power Glove

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Funny to imagine that the Power Glove was our first hint at a Minority Report world of technology. I didn’t own a Power Glove when I was a kid. I remember thinking, even as a kid, it was excessive. Also, after seeing a few friends use it it didn’t seem…

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Ad for NES Classic Mini console lays the retro on thick

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We live in a time where those that grew up with the 80’s are now in charge. So what do we get? All those cools things from the 80’s…but in HD! Nintendo announced not too long ago they’ll be releasing a mini NES with 30 preloaded games. The internet rejoiced…

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Finally – NES Classic Mini comes preloaded with 30 games

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Took Nintendo long enough. While Atari and even Sega have been offering mini versions of their classic consoles with preloaded games Nintendo has been busy…doubling their stock with Pokemon GO. hmm right. Anyways, this November Nintendo is releasing the NES Classic mini. Which will come with 30 pre-loaded games, an…

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Thekla Inc’s 2016 game “The Witness” gets an 8-bit demake

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I don’t actually know much about Thekla Inc’s game “The Witness”. So I’m a tad blind on this one other than what I read from the interwebs. But, long story short super fan, Dustin Long created a “demake / reinterpretation / tribute to the original ” of the difficult puzzle game as…

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Atari and the Internet of Things is a…thing

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Some partnerships make sense, like, peanut butter and jelly. Others, like the recent partnership between Atari (yes, that Atari) and SigFox (“the world’s leading provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things”), are a bit more head scratching. Reading the press release it sounds like a pure branding…

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Get 8bits on your feet with Vans Nintendo themed sneakers

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Vans have been known to do themed sneakers from Star Wars to Disney to the Beatles. Now, it’s Nintendo and the 8bit world. I’m filing this under 8bit Cool Stuff and Crap because it’s a split for me. I, personally, wouldn’t be caught dead in these but that’s me. I also have…

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Ben Heck builds a portable Atari 2600

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Ben Heck has built some pretty cool projects in the past. If you haven’t seen it he has his own show hosted via the Element14 Community. It’s great for slightly more advanced DIY projects. In episode 237 he builds a portable Atari 2600. Check it out at Engadget or at…