The Hot Wheels PC was good for 1990s edutainment titles and came with a matching steering-wheel controller, but the 300Mhz Celeron in it barely met Windows XP's requirements, let alone anything more recent. But it's now cool as heck all the same, and Shank Mods crammed a top-of-the-line modern system in that tiny sub mini-ITX case.
Stephen Cass upgraded his 40-year old Tandy Model 100 (previously at Boing Boing) without completely obliterating its innards: the new CPU is far faster than the original, but the old display is exactly as it was. I'm not the first person to have thought of this, of course. A number of folks have upcycled the… READ THE REST
BBC Basic (previously) was a well-regarded implementation of BASIC made for use in schools in the UK. Now you can play with it online [via] in a web-based environment that's far nicer to use than a real BBC Micro. The in thing is to make spectacular demos that fit in a tweet. BBC Micro bot… READ THE REST
CP/M, the more capable of the two operating systems offered for the popular Amstrad CPC range of home computers, is now unequivocally open-source. Though it has been purportedly open source for some time, the license contained a peculiar specificity whereas the new wording is "equivalent to the well-known BSD or MIT licenses." READ THE REST
Sometimes, the holidays sneak up on us. You have to buy someone a present, but you don't know what to get them — and of course, there's the fear it won't show up on time to be under the tree Christmas morning. That's why our Last Chance sale is an excellent opportunity. It provides great… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's nothing more nerve-wracking than wondering if the holiday gifts you ordered will arrive on time. Unfortunately, on-time delivery is hardly promised this season, except during our Last Chance Shipping Sale.… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's time for some holiday shopping, and if you're not doing it online, you'll be, well, in line. Since there aren't many folks who find hanging out at big box stores… READ THE REST