RETRODE Easily Turns Your SNES, Sega Genesis Cartridges Into ROMs

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Renew Your Youthfull Video Game Addictions

Let me set the scene; it’s very interesting. I’m sitting here listening to one of my many soccer podcasts, browsing YouTube like a complete dweeb. A couple of keystrokes later and I’m watching a video, wherein a fine upstanding gentleman by the nom de plume of Review Tech USA talks about the Retrode, a USB device that automatically turns your old SNES and Sega Genesis cartridges and turns them into emulator-friendly ROMs. Now, I don’t know where you come from, but in my neck of the woods, that’s a fine piece of kit.

The device is dead simple: you plug your cartridge into the appropriate slot, then connect the device via USB to your PC or Mac. That’s it!

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Japanese to Exercise with Their Ears

Japanese to Exercise with Their Ears

A Japanese firm on Tuesday unveiled a portable, personal exercise instructor in the form of a headset which will give instant advice by checking the pulse on the wearer’s earlobe.

The “Body Trainer” by Sega Toys Co. comprises a phone to be put in the right ear and a tiny clip to be attached to the left ear monitoring the user’s heartbeat. Japan has one of the world’s oldest populations, triggering realignment in the toy industry as companies increasingly try to target adult consumers.

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