Thursday, July 16, 2015

It took this guy to say it: "Company claps Commodore brand on back of generic smartphone, gets attention"

Well put, sir!

We, at the bleeding edge of this sort of thing, have known about merciless and unworth cash-ins on middle aged nostalgia for years. Slow news day at Wired. Thank goodness for the androidpolice! Like the G-police, they got your back.

Which actually brings me to today's topic (before, perhaps, I go slumbering again into 2016, maybe April): the way the mighty have fallen, I think we could crowdfund getting the Commodore logo onto this most suitable of unpunny devices, for, oh, a couple of fishbones and a broken pencil:

Image result for commode

Has a nice ring (har har)  to it, don't you think?

Who's with me?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Say mwarhrrrr***drool*** to the GPD XD Android Gaming Console

You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. It wasn’t too long ago that an Android tablet with gaming controls was released every few months (and was supported for just about as long, but we won’t go there).  After a while, our eyes glazed over and we all stopped looking.

And then, nothing. I don’t know why. Good however, comes with the bad. Just like staying away from incognito mode on your browser can heighten the sensation of its eventual relaunch, there is now a curvy new pronm queen on the block: the GPD XD. I want it.

Here it is:

Cars, guns, balls! The freedom to choose between them all! That says. It. All. Yeah! What else does a handheld gaming console fan who’s been going dry need to wet his whistle? Those sexy curves, those round little nubs, those colourful buttons just begging for some delicate tweaking ….. oooooohhhhhhhh ….!

 But I digress. Here are its specs:

GPD XD Tablet GamePad

RK3288 Quad Core 1.8GHz

ARM Mali-T764

Android 4.4.4



5 inch H-IPS capacitive touch screen


 Extend  Card   
Support T-FLASH (Support 128GB max)

Back 0.3MP








AVI(H.264, DIVX, XVID, rm, rmvb),  MKV(H.264, DIVX, XVID), WMV, MOV, MP4(H.264, MPEG, DIVX, XVID), MPEG, MPG, FLV(H.263, H.264)

Supported Game Types
PSP/DC/ONS/NGP/NDS/N64/PS1/ARCADE/MAME/GBA/AFC/FC/MD/WSC/GBC/Arcade Games/Android Games/Computer Games, etc

 I/O Port
1XUSB 2.0 OTG port

1XMicro SD Card port
1X3.5mm Earphones Port
1X HDMI port

3.7V/6000mAh Li-ion battery



1 x Tablet PC

1 x USB Cable
1 x Charger (DC 5V, 2A)
1 x Adapter (the adapter depend on the country of the buyer.)

Want some real detail about this sucker? Follow the 11 page dingoonity thread here:

And if you’re so inclined to preorder, you could do a whole heap worse than helping me out and using this link:

Which is to say, pretty please with sugar on it and a red cherry.