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You can now play the original Diablo game on web browsers

You can now play the original Diablo game on web browsers

The gaming industry is pretty terrible at preserving its rich history. The hard and thankless work of making sure classic games are still available to future generations is done by third-parties, some of whom even risk lawsuits from companies that are not at all interested in doing that but continue to close off these games to protect their IPs decades after their day in the market. Fortunately, through odd twists in history, the code for the original Diablo has more or less become available to the public, leading to one of the oddest ports of the game: Diablo on the Web.

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bsnes HD Mode 7 mod brings pixelated classics to the hi-def world

bsnes HD Mode 7 mod brings pixelated classics to the hi-def world

Putting aside legal considerations, gaming console emulators do a wonderful job of making old games accessible and playable on modern computers. Unfortunately, the game themselves weren't designed with the future in mind and there's only so much emulators can do to make their pixelated graphics work well with hi-res screens. That's why this new mod for the bsnes SNES emulator is almost magical in its ability to almost make these games almost HD-compatible.

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Google Pixel 3 Totally Clear mod is totally cool

Google Pixel 3 Totally Clear mod is totally cool

JerryRigEverything’s Zack Nelson doesn’t always bends and scratches and burns phones. Sometimes, he also tears them down to see what’s inside. And while he isn’t always a big fan of the rear glass trend in smartphones, that design does offer one advantage that polycarbonate or all-metal unibody phones can’t: the chance to have a transparent back. Fortunately, Google is on top of the latest smartphone design trends and even more fortunately, the latest Google Pixel 3 turns out to be one of the easiest to make transparent. Well, almost the easiest.

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Exynos Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 can do 4K 60fps recording

Exynos Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 can do 4K 60fps recording

Just because you have a fancy, advanced image sensor capable of 4K 60 fps video recording doesn't mean you'll be able to do that on your smartphone. Your phone's processor needs to be able support that rather heavy load and, even if it could, your OEM has to allow that feature to be made available to users. When one of those requirements aren't met, users are sadly deprived of what they should have. Fortunately for owners of the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 using Samsung's Exynos processors, that's possible now.

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Galaxy S9 Zero Camera Mod removes limits to improve quality

Galaxy S9 Zero Camera Mod removes limits to improve quality

Samsung boasts of how it has reimagined the smartphone camera in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ but it might still fall short for some more professional mobile photographers. There are certain restrictions placed that may not make sense for some of these advanced users. Those might need more than just a simple third-party camera app. The Zero Camera Mod is definitely more than just that and can greatly improve the Galaxy S9 camera experience, provided you're willing to go for a bit of an adventure.

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Nintendo Labo’s piano turns into a mini grand with this 3D printed mod

Nintendo Labo’s piano turns into a mini grand with this 3D printed mod

From the second Nintendo Labo was announced, it was clear that people were going to do cool things with it. While most of those cool things will revolve around the capabilities of Labo's cardboard constructions and the accompanying software, today we're seeing a mod that makes Labo's piano look a bit more familiar. In short: This 3D printed mod turns your Nintendo Labo piano into a miniature grand, or at least gets it most of the way there.

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Paranoid Android custom ROM in financial trouble

Paranoid Android custom ROM in financial trouble

Rooting on Android seems to be slowly falling out of fashion, especially with the recent decline of developers working on rooting methods. One part of Android modding that seems to still be going strong is custom ROM development. It hasn't been a smooth ride and has had its ups and very high-profile downs. It seems that there will be a new "down" is on the horizon with Paranoid Android, perhaps the second most popular custom Android ROM, running out of funds to the point that its developers are now asking for donations.

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Nintendo Switch running Linux will get homebrewers excited

Nintendo Switch running Linux will get homebrewers excited

Even though the Switch is still a relatively new console (it isn't even a full year old yet), modders and hackers have been hard at work trying to bend it to their will. Modding communities always pop up around new consoles, but it's particularly exciting with the Switch because of its portable nature. Those modders have made some progress with the Switch in the time since launch, but today we're seeing the most impressive development yet.

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Mod puts modern PC internals inside ancient 386 case

Mod puts modern PC internals inside ancient 386 case

You can only take retro so far, especially when it comes to computers. Older hardware won’t get you far if you need something actually usable. The most you can do is to make, usually 3D print, an old-school shell around new hardware. The more hardcore, however, will force those new parts into an original shell. That’s exactly what Reddit user Tylinol did with SErEndIPITy, a more or less recent PC gaming rig shoehorned into a 386 case, with some modern amenities like a CPU temperature display.

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Apple Disk II floppy drive is a Blu-ray/DVD drive in disguise

Apple Disk II floppy drive is a Blu-ray/DVD drive in disguise

While retro has always been a thing, nostalgia can only take you so far down memory lane before you have to backtrack to present day reality. Not unless you’re able to take something old and something new and put them in one glorious and totally working nod to the past. That’s exactly RetroConnector on Etsy is doing for used and pre-loved Apple Disk II boxes. But don’t bother trying to push in one of those flexible 5 1/4-inch floppies. This one only accepts CDs and DVDs.

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Google Camera HDR+ mod can now use LG wide-angle cameras

Google Camera HDR+ mod can now use LG wide-angle cameras

Camera app mods are the new fad in Android after launchers and ROMs. With Google making near-exclusive features available only for its own phones, the desire and demand for ports for other phones have only become greater. Google Camera HDR+ has been one of the more popular ones that has even been branched off for other devices. Now another "spin" has made it out of the woodwork, with a new Google Camera HDR+ that supports LG's type of dual cameras, particular the wide-angle ones.

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Huawei Mate 10 call recording is easy but needs root

Huawei Mate 10 call recording is easy but needs root

For one reason or another, there may be a time when you will need to record phone calls on your phone. Never mind the legal considerations, the technical hurdles might be harder to overcome. Not all phones expose that functionality even if, in theory, the device is more than capable of handling it. Fortunately on Android, you do have a choice and a way to enable call recording, like for the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The catch is that getting there is actually the hard part.

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