Nintendo Is Apparently Giving New Switch Owners a Free Upgrade to Version 2

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Is there anything worse than buying something only to see the company release a new and improved version just a few weeks later? Nintendo feels your pain, and if you purchased a Switch, the original version, after July 17, the company will let you swap it for the newer version, as long as you pay for return shipping.

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This Unassuming Charger Will Power a Switch, Connect It to a TV, and Charge Other Stuff Too

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After releasing a simple dongle that finally let the Nintendo Switch connect to wireless headphones, Human Things is back with another product that vastly improves the console’s portability. The Genki Covert Dock replaces the Switch’s charger and TV dock with a streamlined wall adapter that does everything.

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https://gizmodo.com/this-unassuming-charger-will-power-a-switch-connect-it-1836883786

I Turned My Apartment Into a Surveillance State With These Petcube Cameras

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All pet owners wonder what their furry ‘lil babies get up to while the humans are gone. That’s been especially true for me lately. While my partner’s sassy cat Pablo and my derpy, elderly Yorkshire Terrier Daisy mostly ignore each other, they do get into the occasional tiff. Recently, Daisy’s taken to hiding under the…

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A Commodore 64 Clone With a Working Retro Keyboard Will Finally Arrive This Year

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The most disappointing thing about the miniature Commodore 64 released last year was that its tiny keyboard didn’t actually work—it was just for show. Those cryptically labeled dirt-brown keys were one of the most iconic features of the C64 back in the ‘80s. But come December, the C64 Mini will be joined by another…

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https://gizmodo.com/a-commodore-64-clone-with-a-working-retro-keyboard-will-1835836875

The New Service Wars Are Here to Empty Your Wallet

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Canon versus Nikon. Dell versus HP. Microsoft versus Apple. Tech companies have been battling over their piece of the pie for years, that ain’t new. But recently, tech and non-tech companies alike have started changing up their business models so that instead of simply selling you a device and calling it a day,…

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The Clunky Sega CD Has Been Replaced By a Single Pricey Cartridge

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It’s no fun being a fan of retro gaming if you grew up a fan of Sega consoles. Emulators and game-bundled throwback consoles have been notoriously bad, but recently things have improved—as long as you’re a Sega fan happy to throw money at your passion. The $190 Mega Sg console plays classic Sega games flawlessly, and…

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https://gizmodo.com/this-cartridge-brings-sega-cd-games-back-to-life-for-a-1835701767

The Original NES Console Had a Motion Control Joystick 15 Years Before the Nintendo Wii Did

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Remember how the Wii’s groundbreaking motion controls helped Nintendo sell over 100 million consoles? Well, it turns out it wasn’t actually the first Nintendo console you could play by flailing around a joystick. Thanks to a third party accessory called the Hot Stik, the original NES had rudimentary motion controls…

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https://gizmodo.com/the-original-nes-console-had-a-motion-control-joystick-1835626330