WOWZERS!! Here’s Windows 95 Running On A New Nintendo 3DS…BECAUSE REASONS!

I enjoy seeing what console hacking enthusiasts put their minds and hard work into to amuse themselves and curious web-surfers like myself.  Recently, GBATemp user Shutterbug2000 demonstrated his hack showing the Windows 95 computer operating system running on a New Nintendo 3DS via NeoGAF. Shutterbug2000 essentially spent time utilizing a RetroArch DOSbox to get Microsoft’s formerly-most common edition of its operating system software running on Nintendo’s latest hardware. Continue reading “WOWZERS!! Here’s Windows 95 Running On A New Nintendo 3DS…BECAUSE REASONS!”

A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122

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It’s time for Episode 122 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses China’s vertical, space-saving school, Windows 95 on Android Wear, a gamer’s PSP memorial, and Disney princesses head to the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122”

If You EVER Wanted Windows 95 on Your Smartwatch…

…then, well, here you go, I guess…

Back when Windows 95 came out, it was an excellent operating system for a varied amount of task, though mine centered around typing reports for school and playing PC games (like the awesome Torin’s Passage). However, as time passed by, we now use Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and await the arrival of Windows 10, as Windows 95 has now become just a memory. Or at least it did until this interesting hack with Android wearable tech.
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Ancient Bldgs., Aptivas, Artsy Game Heroes & Deep Breaths – WIRed #53

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This week’s episode of WIRed (#53) discusses my favorite ancient structures still in use, the story of the IBM Aptiva PC line, artsy-fartsy video game character art, and the art of over-breathing in professional wrestling promos. Plus a Doctor Who anniversary and 100% MOAR WRESTLING PROMOS!!!!! Continue reading “Ancient Bldgs., Aptivas, Artsy Game Heroes & Deep Breaths – WIRed #53”

PC Blast from My Past: The IBM Aptiva

Back in 1995, our family got our very first Windows-based PC, the IBM Aptiva running Windows 95. I remember being in awe of this wondrous ivory tower of technological goodness, from the fast (LOL) dial-up modem, the CD-ROM drive where I could play games (like ‘Torin’s Passage‘) AND listen to music CDs, and that awesome mechanized door that covered the CD-ROM and 3.5″ disk drives (you remember, that little blue button you pressed and the cover would lower down; pure sweetness). Nowadays, IBM isn’t around as a consumer product anymore, due to their sale of that division to Lenovo in 2005, but I want to take a look back at the IBM Aptiva line and get a technical glimpse into that product line’s history.
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