Please make this keychain-sized Game Boy a reality

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Back in the early days of the Nintendo Game Boy, it was revolutionary that a full-fledged gaming experience could fit easily into a backpack. 

The latest evolution of the Game Boy, which was unveiled during a recent Hackaday presentation, doesn’t only just fit in a bag or a pocket — it’s small enough to clip right onto your keyring.  

Behold: the tiniest functional Game Boy known to man, courtesy of Jeroen Domburg, aka Sprite_TM.

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The hacker created the tiny device using a color OLED screen and an ESP32 microcontroller. The setup includes just about everything you got with an old-school Game Boy: a functional direction pad, buttons, and even speakers for in-game audio. Read more…

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San Francisco transit hack hints at possible attacks to come

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The start of this news story reads like a typical vaguely futuristic plot from a movie that isn’t hard to imagine coming to a theater near you. 

First, a hacker breaks into the fare system of the San Francisco Municipal Railway on Friday. Unable to immediately regain control of the system, railway officials allow free rides until further notice. Then the hacker demands a ransom to stop the attack, but officials release a statement on Sunday saying the situation is “contained,” and things are soon mostly back to normal. 

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