At #CES2018, ‘Retron’-maker Hyperkin showed off its Game Boy Clone System

With the influx of cloned retro systems (standard-sized and micro-sized), this has become a great way to experience — for the first time ever or in a while — older games on newer hardware.  Via a report from Gizmodo, Hyperkin, the makers of the Retron 5, unveiled their clone system to the popular Nintendo Game Boy, temporarily called the “Ultra Game Boy”; that will DEFINITELY be renamed for trademark and copyright reasons (because DUH). However, that codename is a great description of Hyperkin’s hardware, which aims to improve on Nintendo’s original Game Boy in many ways that won’t impede on the system’s classic gameplay. In yet, they DID release their take on the original Xbox’s “Duke” controller because REASONS…
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CANstructing Cloned Trees & Pronouncing Game Titles with Ebenezer Roddy Piper – WIRed #27

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Don’t get scared; Get Nerdy! Also, ZOMBIES & KITE-EATING TREES!!

This week on WIRed, we talk about Canstruction, Germany’s plan to clone Christmas trees, how to properly say certain video game title, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper goes Dickens on us all!   Continue reading “CANstructing Cloned Trees & Pronouncing Game Titles with Ebenezer Roddy Piper – WIRed #27”

Want The Perfect Christmas Tree? Germany Plans to Clone You One

Nowadays, we have a variety of selections involving what type of Christmas tree to get and put in our living rooms. We can choose from purchasing and/or chopping down your own real tree, buying a life-like artificial tree (green or silver), a basic cardboard cut-out, or even some tech-inspired ideas (trees made from spare car parts, old hard drives, flexible OLED panels, and a crew of quadrocopters stacking boxes; thanks Engadget). But Germany wants to offer a new method for selecting a Christmas tree, and it involves altering the genetic code of a popular local fir and cloning perfect specimens of it. Yes, Germany is about to go all “Jurassic Park” on Christmas trees!   Continue reading “Want The Perfect Christmas Tree? Germany Plans to Clone You One”