8bitdo makes the only game controllers I like, and they just announced a proper six-button Arcade Stick [Amazon] for October release. It works on Nintendo Switch and Windows, connects via Bluetooth or USB Type-C, and supports custom mapping and macros. The list price is $90, it’s 30x20cm, and they make a point of its mounting plate letting you swap in arcade hardware from different manufacturers.
I like how the squared-off retro styling falls somewhere between classic Nintendo and a modern Teenage Engineering gadget.
Windows Phone: Vintage Japanese landline phone has nice ring
Viral today is this brief but charming clip of an old Japanese landline phone ringing. It’s adorable! Below, evidence that this is or was a normal ring in Japan, for any “Japanese phones had a nice ring” disbelievers out there.
Windows Phone: Tiny custom “iMac”
Michael Pick created a fully-functional miniature “iMac”, slicing down a Raspberry Pi 4 (with a Dremel!) to fit inside his custom-printed case. He takes us through the process of designing the device and assembling it; the keyboard is the only retail item left unhacked. At that size, you’d never know it was running Twister OS, […]
Windows Phone: Hidden cameras “everywhere” in Korean hotels
This BBC report examines the “molka” phenomenon in South Korea (previously at BB): the proliferation of hidden wireless cameras in toilets and hotel rooms, and the culture of blackmail and revenge porn around it. “How many spycams can Stacey Dooley find in a love motel bedroom?” Pornography is illegal in South Korea, and molka has […]
Windows Phone: Get more than 22,000 Flat Icons graphics to use in your work royalty-free for under $30
Icons are almost like road signs around the internet. In one tiny illustration, your eye is immediately attracted to a focal point, informed what to do next, and led to navigate in your favored direction. Whether it’s a menu direction, a download function or just a visual representation, icons stand in as a kind of […]
Windows Phone: If you need a backup revenue source, this collection of classes can help you build it
This is no time to just assume that everything will be fine. This is a time for plans…and backup plans. We all want to think that our employers are looking out for us and our interests. And maybe they are. But maybe, they aren’t. Your company or even your career could be impacted and irrevocably […]
From tiny ultra-portable models to hulking beasts with loads of extra features to units that light up like a disco ball, Bluetooth speakers have diversified over the years. Now, users can always find one that suits their specific speaker needs. Of course, that often disregards what should be the most important line on any speaker’s […]