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GCW-Zero – A Kickstarter Hand Held Gaming Platform

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Lon Seidman has a good review of this interesting device: [youtube]http://youtu.be/MgV7BIuoHjE[/youtube] They say of themselves: "We live in a technological era where it is possible to place powerful gaming hardware that exceeds yesterday's PCs in the palm of your hand. Tablets and smart phones are just one example of this. Their touch screens have already revolutionized casual, portable gaming. However, many gamers would agree that they are in their true natural habitat when in direct control of that experience with physical buttons and a real d-pad or authentic analog control. The world just needed these two ideas combined into one package for the gaming community. We are developing the Game Consoles Worldwide (GCW) Zero, a handheld console built around the Ingenic JZ4770 1 GHz MIPS processor. It is powerful enough…
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Hand Held Device Gaming Outstrips Console Usage

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It seems having our phones handy all day, every day, means we are playing more games there, than at home on consoles! Smartphone, Tablet Gaming Far Outpaces Handheld Console Games 24/7 Wall Street - By: Paul Ausick - "At the end of 2014, the installed base of smartphones worldwide was about 2.2 billion. There are, in addition, more than 600 million tablets in consumers’ hands as well. More than a third of that total of more than 2.8 million portable devices are used for gaming: more than a billion in fact. The installed base for Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android-based devices is nearly 75% of the total worldwide installed base of smartphones and tablets. Android’s share of the market rose by 5.2 points in 2014, compared with a decline of…
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Hand Held Hack #25 – Video – “Loads of Hand Helds!”

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[powerpress] A Hand-Held DNA sequencer! Malicious software spreads on Android Phones, a Hand-held device detects liquid bombs in 5 seconds, new Nintendo 3DS hack gives easy access to illegal games, Android 'Lollipop' disk encryption causes serious performance issues! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.handheldhack.com/category/netcasts/feed/ http://www.handheldhack.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/UFsF8BTbxNI
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Hand Held Hack #25 – Audio – “Loads of Hand Helds!”

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[powerpress] A Hand-Held DNA sequencer! Malicious software spreads on Android Phones, a Hand-held device detects liquid bombs in 5 seconds, new Nintendo 3DS hack gives easy access to illegal games, Android 'Lollipop' disk encryption causes serious performance issues! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.handheldhack.com/category/netcasts/feed/ http://www.handheldhack.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/UFsF8BTbxNI
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Android “Lollipop” Disk Encryption Causes Serious Performance Issues!

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(Cross-posted from Dr. Bill.TV) If you recently upgraded your Android device to Android 5.0, known as the "Lollipop" version, you may be experiencing some strange performance issues after the upgrade if you enable encryption. It appears that the problem is caused by disk encryption of the Android device which can be turned off in the new Nexus devices. It is a "feature" and not a bug! However, users are very upset by the performance hit that this new feature causes. In testing a Motorola Nexus 6 that didn't have encryption enabled (which is not the way it normally comes) testers at AnanTech discovered that it was, in fact, the disk encryption in the Nexus 6 that slows down the read-write disk speeds... and, unfortunately, you can't turn it off once…
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A Nintendo 3DS Hack to Get (Illegal) Free Games

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The YouTube Video has sine been removed. But, you shouldn't be cheating to get free games anyway! New Nintendo 3DS Hack Gives You Easy Access To Illegal Games Huffington Post - By Damon Beres - "Nintendo's popular 3DS video game system may have a new piracy problem. A video posted on YouTube on Friday, which you can see above, shows off a new cartridge that, when inserted into the 3DS handheld, lets you play illegally downloaded games with the touch of a button. It's called the Sky3DS, and it's the latest so-called "flashcard" that lets gamers play pirated games without paying a cent. It’s expected to hit the market in one to two weeks, and it's child's play to set up. Here's why Nintendo should worry: The 3DS was the…
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A Hand Held Bomb Detector

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And, no, we are not talking about movies that are bombs... we are talking real bombs! Hand-held device detects liquid bombs in 5 seconds RT.com - "A Japanese research team has developed a bomb-detection device that can quickly determine if liquid inside a container is explosive or flammable. Once the device is manufactured, it could rapidly speed up baggage inspections at busy airports. When checking for liquid explosives at airports, many of the devices used are cumbersome and take time to give results. Osaka University researchers said earlier this month they have developed a hand-held device that can detect whether a bottle’s contents are explosive or flammable in a matter of seconds. When placed between two cylinders that emit a LED light - using Near-Infrared Resonance - the device cross-references…
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Malware for Your Phone – Just What You Need! (Not!)

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I HATE Malware. I am OK with lining up the perps that write it and shooting them (metaphorically.) I guess. Malicious Software Said to Spread on Android Phones Bits Blog - New York Times - By: Nicole Perlroth - "For years security researchers have warned that it was only a matter of time before nasty digital scourges like malicious software and spam would hit smartphones. Now they say it is has finally happened. A particularly nasty mobile malware campaign targeting Android users has hit between four million and 4.5 million Americans since January of 2013, according to an estimate by Lookout, a San Francisco mobile security company that has been tracking the malware for about two years. Lookout first encountered the mobile malware, called NotCompatible, two years ago and has…
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New Zealand Researchers Develop Hand-Held DNA Sequencer

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Imagine a Hand-Held DNA sequencer! Well, now it exists! Scientists develop hand-held DNA sequencer for infectious diseases Healio - "New Zealand researchers have developed a novel, hand-held DNA assay capable of detecting suspected viruses and bacteria, as well as the severity of infection, according to a news release. The battery-powered device, which utilizes quantitative PCR technology, provides results within 1 hour, potentially allowing its user to determine the presence of a pathogen and the extent of infection in samples while remaining at the site of an outbreak. Jo-Ann Stanton, PhD, of the University of Otago, and a multidisciplinary team at the department of anatomy, collaborated on the 6-year project, which was sponsored by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The device is approximately the same weight as…
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