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Switched's Comprehensive Guide to Video Game Emulators

The video game emulator -- the bit of software that allows nostalgic button-mashers to mount an NES on their PCs in order to relive halcyon "HADOUKEN!" days -- is one of the most misunderstood elements of modern computing. But we're here to tell you exactly what they are, how they work, and even offer a comprehensive directory of the best ones for your favorite platform. Read on for our indispensa...

A History of Voting Machines, Tintin's 3-D and CGI Adventure

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Explore voting boxes through history, from the basic wooden ballot box of the 19th century to the Shouptronic voting machine. [From: The Atlantic] The first images from Tintin's 3-D and CGI big screen adventure, slated for October 2011, are hitting the Web. [From: Crave] StarC...

When We Graduated: What Gear We Got (Or Wanted!) and What's Hot Now

Technological strolls down memory lane typically, and rapidly, deteriorate from nostalgic gadget journeys to melancholy descents into geriatric emotions of antiquation. Despite claims from various old-fogeys that 40 -- or even 50 -- is the new 30, those archaic feelings of obsolescence hold particularly true for geezers reared in the early days of clunky PCs, 8-bit Ataris and crazy, futuristic fa...

5 Most Boring Video Games Ever

Since the dawn of the Atari, developers have striven for realistic gaming: titles that mimic real-world situations. Problem is, not everyone's life is like Solid Snake's, and sometimes replicating virtual reality gets a tad too realistic. For every pulse-pounding 'Grand Theft Auto' or mind-expanding 'Katamari,' there are yawn-inducing titles like 'Walk It Out.' Games are for escapism, we say, not...

Retro DIY Super Nintendo Cartridge Wallet

Sure, it might be a little more cumbersome than your current billfold -- but whatever -- this is awesome. This SNES cartridge has been modded so that it holds a photo ID on the front plate, but it's also been gutted of its internals and outfitted with a hinge so that there's storage space on the inside. Oh, and it's got an LED that can be powered on and off, plus it plays game music / noises! Cr...

Geek Proposes With Vintage Super Nintendo Game

The past few weeks have seen an explosion in super geeky marriage proposals. One IT supervisor from California went with an iPhone application, while Web geek Sean Bonner scored our favorite marriage request ever with a proposal via Twitter. The latest in the fad of dork-tacular marriage proposals comes in a close second to Bonner's, if only because of its sheer nerdiness. A YouTube user, who go...