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Nintendo Will Release Two New Switch Models This Year: Report

Nintendo Will Release Two New Switch Models This Year: Report

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Numerous rumors have pointed to Nintendo’s intention to launch a revamped Switch hardware variant as the console enters its crucial third year. The rumors have bounced back and forth between a more powerful Switch and a budget model. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that both devices are coming later this year. The third year of a console’s life cycle is considered make or break for its long-term succe...
Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Hacker group Fail0verflow has announced a Switch hack that the organization claims can’t be patched or blocked by firmware updates on already-shipped Switches. They’ve published a screenshot of the device booting a Linux distribution, likely giving someone at Nintendo heartburn in the process.In case it wasn't obvious, our Switch coldboot exploit:* Is a bootrom bug* Can't be patched (in currently released Switches)* Doesn't require a modchip to pull offhttps://t.co/LLadlEmm44— fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) January 16, 2018It’s not clear when we’ll see the exploit in the wild. Fail0verflow says there’s no need for modchips, but the Switch in the image above is clearly wired up for something. Hackers have been
The Nintendo Switch Has Outsold the Wii U in Less Than a Year

The Nintendo Switch Has Outsold the Wii U in Less Than a Year

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Nintendo hasn’t bothered to compete in the gaming spec race with Sony and Microsoft, preferring instead to focus on innovative hardware experiences. Sometimes that’s worked wonders, as with the original Wii. At other times it has been a bit of a flop, like with the Wii U. The current-gen Nintendo Switch (See on Amazon) is shaping up to be a big hit for the company. As part of its quarterly report, Nintendo said the Switch has moved 14.86 million units as of the end of 2017. That’s already more than the Wii U in its entire life, which is even faster than expected.The Nintendo Switch was unveiled in late 2016, and it launched in March of 2017. The Switch garnered attention for its highly portable design.
Official Nintendo Switch microSD cards are much more expensive than normal versions

Official Nintendo Switch microSD cards are much more expensive than normal versions

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When Nintendo announced the Switch, the company made it clear that the device wouldn’t require specific, proprietary SD cards. That’s in contrast to companies like Sony, which have previously required that their handheld devices use proprietary SD cards with correspondingly inflated prices. It’s a bit of a surprise, therefore, to see Nintendo partnering with manufacturer HORI in Japan to release two official flavors of SD cards — a 16GB and a 32GB. Forbes reports that at least the 32GB microSD card is notably more expensive than it would be under other circumstances, writing: “The 32 GB card is ¥7,900, or about $ 70 USD. But on Amazon, the “high end” 32 GB SD card from SanDisk is ¥2,690, or about $ 23 USD. Past that, if you want a cheaper version with the same amount of storage (but w
Acer announces the Switch Alpha 12, world’s first liquid-cooled 2-in-1 laptop

Acer announces the Switch Alpha 12, world’s first liquid-cooled 2-in-1 laptop

Technology
Everyone is trying to banish the whirring fans from laptops and 2-in-1 hybrid computers these days, but that often means using a low-power chip like the Intel Core M. Acer has just announced the Switch Alpha 12, a new silent hybrid laptop that skips the modest, cooler chips and goes right for a 6th Generation Intel Core CPU (Skylake). Instead of noisy fans, this laptop uses a liquid-cooling system, a first for 2-in-1 hybrid laptops. This isn’t the first time a liquid-cooled laptop has existed. Asus released a monstrous gaming laptop last year called the GX700, but it was only liquid-cooled when plugged into a giant desktop radiator attachment. It was a niche product that even gamers had little interest in. The Switch Alpha 12 is entirely self-contained, making it a much more desirable m

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