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CES 2019: Powercast’s Wireless Joy-Con Chargers Make Me Giddy For The Wireless Charging Future

I don't personally own any wireless charging products, but I always get excited when I see other people's. There's a wireless phone charging pad I keep seeing looks like a cool magic summoning circle, and I cannot get that piece of nerdy tech into my life fast enough. However, it seems like the first wireless charging device I might find in my home could actually be for my Switch Joy-Cons. Read More >>

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Nintendo Could Be Fixing the Switch’s Biggest Flaw

If you’ve picked up a Switch you’ve no doubt been impressed by the games and the overall design, but decidedly underwhelmed by the display – which is uglier than the ones found on cheaper products like the £80 Amazon Fire. Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Nintendo is considering another model of the Switch – this time with a display that actually shows off all those pretty games. Read More >>

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I’m Finally Convinced: The Nintendo Switch Really Is the Console For Everyone

I didn’t hate the Switch when I reviewed it last year, but after spending an entire day hunting it down in stores I could easily say it wasn’t exceptional enough to warrant camping out or paying Craigslist scalpers. A year later I stand by that sentiment, but I don’t have to stand in line any more. I can stop into any store and pick one up, hassle-free, for £280. Anyone can. Which is wonderful, because despite the system’s vocal gamer fans, the Nintendo Switch is the console that’s actually best for every else. Read More >>

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Nintendo Switch Didn’t Need Online to Be Incredible

Even if it’s technically new, Nintendo Switch Online shouldn’t seem especially new to anyone. Like Xbox Live Gold for the Xbox One and PlayStation Plus on the PlayStation 4, the new £18 subscription for everyone’s favourite “hybrid” console confers a couple services gamers on other platforms would consider standard—the ability to play games online and access to cloud storage for game saves—as well as a couple of bizarre features, like online chat through a phone app (don’t ask), and offers to buy exclusive products like NES-controller shaped Joy-Cons. Read More >>

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Don’t Play Yourself by Pirating This Nintendo Switch Piracy Software

In a hilarious twist of fate, the creator of Nintendo Switch jailbreaking software SX OS — which helps gamers play pirated games on the console — has been caught slipping anti-piracy countermeasures into its own code, Nintendo Life reports. Read More >>

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This Five-Figure Desktop Might Also Be the Most Outrageous Nintendo Switch Dock Ever Created

The Nintendo Switch is already the hottest console on the block, so how do you go about making it even better? By building a wildly expensive custom gaming desktop with a built-in Switch dock, so you can enjoy the best of the console and PC world, of course. Read More >>

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Nintendo Switch’s Online Service Will Finally Let You Back Up Your Saves

Cloud saving will finally come to the Nintendo Switch with the upcoming online service, which launches in September, Nintendo said today. Finally, you won’t have to worry about losing all 200 hours you’ve sunk into Zelda—as long as you’re willing to pay. Read More >>

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‘Unpatchable Exploit’ on Nintendo Switch Opens the Door to Jailbreaks

On Monday, anyone looking to hack their Switch or run their own software on it got some good news and more good news. An exploit has been released that opens the homebrew floodgates—and because it’s hardware-based, Nintendo can’t just patch it. Read More >>

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Clever Hacker Got His Nintendo Switch to Work On an 80s Sony Watchman Without Any Wires

Before the Nintendo Switch, iPhone, and even the Game Boy, the 1986 Sony Watchman was my first gadget obsession. When the digital TV switchover happened a few years ago, my handheld TV was relegated to a drawer as there’s now nothing to watch on it. But that’s why I’m super excited to see that someone has figured out how to get their Switch running on its tiny, black-and-white screen. Read More >>

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The Key to Buying the Best Battery Pack for Your Gadgets

Not all batteries are the same. Aside from the various ports you might see on one, such as USB Type-A, micro USB or USB Type-C, it’s also critical to consider the kind of power output your device requires if you want to actually juice up your laptop and phone. Read More >>

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It’s Been a Good Run, But Miitomo Had to Die

Oh Miitomo, it seems like it was just yesterday when you arrived on phones as Nintendo’s first mobile app, bringing a tiny bit of that Mario joy and magic to the small screen. But after less than three years on the market, Nintendo is killing off the Miitomo app in just a few months on May 9th. Read More >>

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Nintendo’s Latest Nostalgia Gimmick is Expensive Pieces of Cardboard and I Think I Hate It

On Wednesday, Nintendo announced a new line of peripherals that use, wait for it, cardboard to supplement the Switch experience. Launching in April, Nintendo Labo transforms the Switch into new devices, including a piano, miniature house, and fishing rod. Players order cardboard modules, build, then insert the Switch’s Joy Con controllers. Using sensors, the controllers adapt to what’s been built. Read More >>

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Watch This Guy Build a Nintendo Switch Clone That Plays Thousands of Classic Games

Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch in stores? Or maybe you’re tired of waiting for Nintendo’s promised online store full of retro games? Tim Lindquist took things into his own hands and built a Nintendo Switch clone from scratch that can emulate games from over 50 classic systems. Read More >>

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How to (Maybe) Play the Super Secret Copy of NES Golf Hidden on Your Nintendo Switch

Last weekend, a user calling themselves yellows8 posted an intriguing discovery to SwitchBrew.org, a site dedicated to finding ways to hack the Nintendo Switch. Hidden on every Switch console is a mysterious game called Flog, which turns out to be an emulated version of the 1984 NES game Golf upgraded with motion controls. An even bigger mystery was finding a way to actually play the game, and it turns out it’s far from easy. Read More >>