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BlackBerry OS Support Ends

BlackBerry has today discontinued support for BlackBerry OS. Let’s take a look back at the history of the company.

CentOS Discontinued: 5 Alternative OS’s

CentOS support has now ended. Here are 5 alternatives to switch to.

Making Sense of the USB Standards

The USB standard is ubiquitous, yet has one of the most confusing naming conventions known to mankind. This article attempts to clear up some of the confusion.

Convert a Wii U Dock to USB C

The Wii U GamePad dock uses a proprietary charging port. This guide shows you how to swap it out for a USB C port.

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The PS5 Hacking Scene Takes a Step Forward

A quick look at what this means for the console.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Released

A look at what’s new in the latest Pi recipe.

Windows XP Reaches 20: A Retrospective

A look back at Microsoft’s well loved OS on its 20th birthday.

Updating Firmware In Linux Using LVFS

Updating firmware has always been tricky, if not impossible using a Linux system. LVFS aims to change that.

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New PS5 Console: Is It Really Worse?

The new PS5 model has a smaller heatsink. Some people assume this is worse than the original – is this really the case?

Explaining the PlayStation ‘CBOMB’ Issue

And why you should care.

The Dreamcast That Never Was

The Sega Dreamcast was the final console produced by Sega, before they switched to become a software-only company.

On the 20th anniversary of the demise of the console, let’s take a look at the development history behind it, including an alternative design that never made it to market.

Windows Update Changes: Here’s How You’re Affected

If you’re running Windows 7 or older, installing updates is no longer as simple as it once was.

Cleaning Up Gentoo Distfiles

Over time, the Portage distfiles directory will fill up with obsolete cached data. Cleaning it out can save a considerable amount of space.

Unlocking A Xiaomi Bootloader

If you want to flash your Xiaomi phone, you’ll need to unlock the bootloader. It’s an easy process, provided you find the right tools.

Intro To Crypto: What Is A Cryptocurrency?

The first in a multi-part series, exploring the world of cryptocurrency.

Fixing a Pokémon Cartridge with Corrupted Graphics

Fixing it can be simpler than you might think.

LiPo Charger with Reverse Polarity Protection

LiPo batteries are cheap, high capacity and ubiquitous in portable electronics. Having a portable USB charger to top them up is extremely useful, but not all batteries are wired the same.

This board adds reverse polarity protection to Adafruit’s Micro LiPo board, protecting both the IC and battery.

ZD915 Desoldering Tool Review

When working with electronics, a decent desoldering tool is a must have. The ZD915 is one of the cheapest desoldering tools available, but is it any good?

Gotta Save ‘Em All: Pokémon FRAM Upgrade

Many old Pokemon cartridges have at some point experienced problems retaining save data. Replacing the battery usually fixes the problem, but only for as long as the new battery lasts. Let’s find out if there is a more permanent fix…

Upgrading an Original Dualshock 4

Isn’t it annoying when you have a limited edition item, which becomes obsolete when an upgrade is released?

Maybe we can have the best of both worlds…