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OnePlus Camera M mod improves OnePlus 5/5T photography

OnePlus Camera M mod improves OnePlus 5/5T photography

There seems to be a new pattern among some of the newer and smaller players in the smartphone market. Launch a phone with “decent”, sometimes even dismal camera performance and then promise a firmware update that fixes it later. That fix does come, eventually, but sometimes the results are less than satisfying. Fortunately there are some rather devoted app developers, like XDA Senior Member txx1219, who develop some mods, like this OnePlus Camera M, that takes the disappointing stock OEM camera app and magically transforms it into something good.

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Raspberry Pi Zero WH adds pre-soldered 40-pin GPIO header

Raspberry Pi Zero WH adds pre-soldered 40-pin GPIO header

How much can you cram into a 2.6 in x 1.2 in circuit board? You’d presume not much, but the Raspberry Foundation is trying to prove you wrong. First, it added built-in Wi-Fi to its teeny Raspberry Pi Zero and called it the Raspberry Pi Zero W. Now it’s adding a 40-pin GPIO header on top of that and calling it, what else, the Raspberry Pi Zero WH. Now tinkerers and makers don’t need to get their fingers burned immediately when just getting started.

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Newer Super Mario Bros. DS adds 80 new levels you can play on PCs

Newer Super Mario Bros. DS adds 80 new levels you can play on PCs

One of the problems with the older generation of games, especially those less powerful handhelds, is that most of them are a one-time thing. Few have any replay value beyond looking for items or areas you may have previously missed. And even rarer are expansions and DLCs. Fortunately, the gaming community is not lacking in hackers and modders who are more than happy to extend the fun. Like this new Newer Super Mario Bros. DS that adds content to an older portable title.

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XBOOK ONE X laptop mod offers keyboard option, bigger screen

XBOOK ONE X laptop mod offers keyboard option, bigger screen

EdsJunk has been making and offering mods of nearly every Xbox and PlayStation generation, turning them into portable versions of themselves. Depending on your definition of "portable". But while the modder calls them "laptops", they're really only laptops in their clamshell form. With the new XBOOK ONE X, however, the mod comes close to actually being a laptop. Now the hulking briefcase turned semi-portable Xbox One X includes a laptop-sized keyboard, but only if you ask for it.

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iPhone X clear back mod will make you think twice

iPhone X clear back mod will make you think twice

The switch, or return, to having glass rather than metal or plastic on the back of phones has a few advantages. Those include wireless charging, some rather fascinating designs, and the ability to have a clear back cover. The latter seems to have become a niche fad among enthusiasts, one that has inspired many to risk breaking their phones in the process. Naturally, the $1,000 iPhone X is no exception, and EverythingApplePro embarked on the journey so that you won’t have to. And after seeing this, you really might not want to.

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Cary42 turns an arcade cabinet into a wooden briefcase

Cary42 turns an arcade cabinet into a wooden briefcase

In an ideal world, gamers would love to have their non-handheld games with them anywhere and everywhere. That is why consoles like the Nintendo Switch and mods like the XBOOK and XSTATION are such a hit. But what if you’re more of the old school, button-smashing, stick flicking type of gamer? Surely you can’t cram an arcade cabinet for two into a portable form, right? Wrong! At least not if you ask craft shop Love Hulten, who has just made the Cary42 for that exact purpose.

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XDA One Handed Mode makes large Android phones more usable

XDA One Handed Mode makes large Android phones more usable

Gone are the days when you can comfortably fit and use your smartphone in one hand. While the disappearance of bezels promise bigger screens inside the same phone size, most smartphones 5.5-inches (traditional size) and higher often require another hand to reach the top. Some OEMs like Samsung and LG implement a one-handed mode, but not all Android smartphone have that. XDA has just released its own One Handed Mode app that mimics iOS’ Reachability for any Android phone, no root required.

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Homemade Nintendo Switch runs on Raspberry Pi, plays all your retro games

Homemade Nintendo Switch runs on Raspberry Pi, plays all your retro games

If you want to enjoy the experience of playing classic Nintendo games on modern gaming hardware, your choices are either to buy a Nintendo Switch, and hope the company sells the games you want via its digital store, or buy the new SNES Classic. Modder Tim Lindquist has combined the best of those two options with a homemade take on the Switch that runs any classic game imaginable via a Raspberry Pi.

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Galaxy Note 8 Zero Camera Mod enables QHD 60fps, HDR recording

Galaxy Note 8 Zero Camera Mod enables QHD 60fps, HDR recording

As powerful as our smartphones today may be, they’re actually not as powerful as they can be. For one reason or another, OEMs choose to sometimes limit otherwise capable hardware. The already impressive Galaxy Note 8 camera, for example, is, on paper, able to do such things as record QHD video in 60 fps rates or 4K video with HDR enabled. If those power user features are important to you, then you might want to do the work of rooting your smartphone to install this Zero Camera Mod to get those and more.

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Super Mario 64 mod unleashes a multiplayer frenzy

Super Mario 64 mod unleashes a multiplayer frenzy

Super Mario 64 is considered one of the best games ever created, but for the past 21 years, it's been a strictly single-player affair. That all changes today, with the release of a mod that turns Super Mario 64 into a multiplayer title for you and up to 23 of your friends. If you think that 24-player Super Mario 64 sounds like a hectic ordeal, well, you're right on the money.

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Wii U Compustick mod puts Windows 10 inside a handheld

Wii U Compustick mod puts Windows 10 inside a handheld

While portable gaming devices have long been in existence, the Nintendo Switch sparked the imagination of many makers and modders. While some of those have resorted to replicating the experience using a Raspberry Pi as the base, modder Banjo Kazooie went down a road less trodden. What he did was to basically stuff an Intel Compute Stick inside the shell of a Wii U handheld to create a gaming PC you can take with you and play on almost anywhere.

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Hyperkin SmartBoy pre-order starts, finally shipping this month

Hyperkin SmartBoy pre-order starts, finally shipping this month

It was a dream two years in the making and one that didn’t even start out as a dream. Instead, the Hyperkin SmartBoy started out as an April Fools joke to goad gamers into thinking they can revive their old Game Boy or Game Boy Color cartridges and slot them onto a smartphone. Well, the joke was on Hyperkin who received so much demand that they just had to make the SmartBoy real. At long last, you can indeed do all of the above and, better yet, actually buy this throwback to gaming history in two weeks’ time.

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