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When Will We Get The Game Boy Classic Edition?

When Will We Get The Game Boy Classic Edition?

Recently the Game Boy turns 30 years old. The handheld console that paved the way for the Switch is still beloved by almost anyone who’s ever laid hands on it, and for all its shortcomings, it’s still one of the most memorable gaming devices of all time. So why is…

I Tried Google Maps’ Experimental Walking Directions Of The Future

I Tried Google Maps’ Experimental Walking Directions Of The Future

The perfect scenario for Google’s new Visual Position System, or VPS, is one you’ve probably been in already: Emerging from a subway station in a strange city. You’ve got your route planned out on your phone, but you don’t know which way is which, or the names of the roads…

How To Use The Magic Mouse As Apple (Presumably) Intended

How To Use The Magic Mouse As Apple (Presumably) Intended

For many years, I’ve found it pretty easy to just ignore the Magic Mouse — whose sleek design is strangely missing a few parts that Apple, an ergonomically-minded company, must’ve meant to include to support a user’s palm, thumb, and pinky finger. But now that I’m working at a real…