Crazy Voltron Game Boys and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

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Some old-school gaming nostalgia, Google's drones ready for take off, the possible future of Android Wear. All the news you missed yesterday in one place on Bitstream.


Does anyone here remember the Handy Boy? Recently Japanese Twitter has found itself in the throes of super nostalgia over this little (or I guess I should say big) guy, calling it a "Full Armor Game Boy." I can't stress enough how much I loved the original Game Boy. I've waxed poetic on the subject a time or two, but the Handy Boy kind of exemplifies everything that was wrong with handhelds right out of the gate. I mean just look at all that bulky accoutrements just to make the thing more playable. It also came with a neck strap because of the added weight (lol). But all the same, I couldn't help wanting to be a kid again with that glowing green screen right in front of my face. [Rocketnews24]

Google's most ambitious ubiquitous web plan, massive internet-enabled drones, is almost ready to take flight. [The Guardian]

You know Quirky, the website where inventors share (and sell) their inventions? Now shoes are getting something similar. [Fast Company]

Apps and Devices

  • Waze is getting a huge boost from Google, elevating it into the exclusive group of apps and services that come standard on every Android smartphone. [TechCrunch]
  • Fingerprint ID is so old school. This ZTE phone scans your eyes for access. [Mashable]
  • Xiaomi now has a GoPro competitor...and it's waaaaay cheaper. [Xiaomi]
  • More bad news for GoPro. A newly discovered vulnerability may leave your passwords bare. Might be a good time to change them. [Secureornot]


  • Ford is working on a design to compete with the Chevy Volt and will drive 200 miles on a single charge. +1 for the environment! [Automobile Magazine]
  • The rumored OnePlus 2 may have an all-metal design, ditching the polycarbonate material and also that cheap, cheap price. [Business Insider]
  • Here's a "woah if true" rumor. Android Wear may be considering iOS compatibility. []
  • NBC may be going à la carte and bundling SNL and the Tonight Show into one $2.50-$3.50 streaming package. But there may be some original programming involved, too. [The Verge]

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