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A DIY Classic Game & Watch Handheld Made With An Old Nokia Mobile Phone

Before the Game Boy came along, handheld gaming consoles were limited to just a single title, played on a low-quality segmented LCD display. At the time it was cutting edge stuff, but by today’s standards they kind of suck. So to scratch his nostalgic gaming itch, Instructables contributor Andrew Hannay built his own Game & Watch with improved electronics so it could be loaded with multiple games.


Netflix On An NES Is The Best Worst Way To Watch Netflix

There’s no reason you would ever need to rig up an NES to run Netflix. Which is why it’s so great that these two delightfully insane Netflix engineers did it for us. Because at long last, we can finally see the House of Cards intro in all the horrific, 8-bit glory absolutely no one ever intended.


LinkedIn Will Give You A Whopping $1 For Leaking Your Password

A few years ago, LinkedIn screwed up big-time, and millions of user passwords got leaked. And now LinkedIn is prepared to pay each eligible screwed-over person a truly tiny settlement in one of the most arrogant and insulting settlements for digital duncery yet.


Clever Hack Makes A Guitar Sound Just Like A Video Game 

Whenceforth cometh that unusual guitar shred? What is this strange device that makes a guitar sound like the budget score to a ’80s video game? Let me explain.


Hacked Alarm Clock Only Plays 'I Got You Babe'

February 2 is one of the most important non-holidays on the calendar. You don’t get to skip work, but when you get home, you get to watch Bill Murray in Groundhog Day again and again until the clock strikes midnight. And if you want to relive the film every day, Instructables has a fun hack that makes an alarm clock radio play Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” every single morning.


Someone Built AdBlock For The Real World 

AdBlock’s been around the internet for ages, but it only extends to the edges of your browser window. What if a device existed that could block logos and brand names from the world around you?


Turns Out Apple Pay Can't Solve Credit Card Fraud

Among other things, Apple’s Second Coming of the Mobile Payment Solution was meant to fix our broke-arse credit card security system. Only, according to (unconfirmed) reports, it’s doing exactly the opposite.



Report: The US Didn't Hack Back North Korea

The Associated Press is reporting that the US didn’t hack back North Korea after the Sony Pictures debacle. Two senior US officials say that the country wasn’t responsible for North Korea going dark.


A Working NES Inside An Ecto-1 Is Everything Great About The '80s

Got half a grand burning a hole in your pocket, a soft spot for classic gaming, and a love of Ray Parker Jr? Then eBay seller ultimatecustoms1982 has a convenient way to scratch all three of those itches at once with this custom-made original NES console shoe-horned inside of a die-cast replica of the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1.