I’m sure that the words ‘Game Boy’ bring back some good old nostalgic feelings, for at least some of you. And now it’s back… forever! Some cool researchers removed its batteries but made sure that it will keep running indefinitely, using a technique called intermittent computing. No more save games, no more loosing progress when the batteries run out. Your great-great-great-great-grandchild can continue where you left off!
But it is not about lighting up your next intercontinental flight, nor is it about offering you a renewed chance to annoy your parents by gaming through dinner and deep into the night. Intermittent computing is all about sustainability! Here you can read more about the Batteryless Gameboy and the real reasons for developing it.