NSA Can Record EVERY Phone Call Made in One Mystery Non-US Country

The NSA revelations are getting crazier by the week, with new leaks from Edward Snowden's Dropbox Folder of Doom revealing that the US security service claims it can RECORD every call made in one unnamed overseas country. Read More >>

This Tiny Classic Arcade as as Smart a Watch as You Need

You might think you need a watch that can check email, control your music, and even stay on top of Twitter updates, but you've been misled. ThinkGeek's new Classic Arcade Wristwatch is all you really need strapped to your wrist, especially if you're old enough to remember a time when beating a video game required a pocket full of coins. Read More >>

Instagram Would Have Been Even More Awesome in the 80s

We assume that all of the media we consume, and all of the social networks we obsess over, are only made possible by modern technology. But as this video demonstrates, even Instagram could have existed back in the 1980s—with only minor changes to how the service works today. Read More >>

What's Your First Tech Memory?

I watched The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from a young age. I was so young that my hands weren't strong enough to turn the knobs of my parents' retro TV. I'm totally serious. I had to have someone turn on the TV and change the channel for me. Read More >>

British Game Developer of Dizzy Fame Goes Bust

Blitz Games, home of Dizzy creators the Oliver twins and one of the stalwarts of the UK development scene for the last 20 years, has called it a day. Around 125 jobs will go at the maker, as it closes the majority of its operations. Read More >>

FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 Brings Retro Flare to Instant Film Cameras

Did you know that instant film cameras are still being made? Fujifilm's line of Instax cameras has been trying to weather the digital storm, and it's now releasing a new Instax camera that has a whole lot more style. Read More >>

LG Made a Retro Wood Panelled LED TV with Knobs and Everything

As companies like Apple and Samsung are heralding the end of the button, LG is taking its design in a different direction. This new 'Classic TV' features a wood panelled front complete with tuning knobs and buttons to create what LG describes as a "classic Scandinavian style design that emphasizes simplicity, modernity." Read More >>

Panasonic GX7: This Could Be a Mirrorless Dream Come True

With the Lumix GX7, Panasonic has created a pretty spectacular-looking hybrid of all the mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera technology the company has been developing over the last few years. We can't wait. Read More >>

This Awesome Retro Radio Looks More Like a Martian Than a Tune Box

Radios are normally boring, bland boxes with an aerial sticking out somewhere, but not so for the French design legends over at Lexon. This sweet-looking Mezzo Radio brings your Martian-loving future crashing right into your retro-grilled past, and it won't even break the bank, either. Read More >>

Can Someone Please Make This Awesome Game a Reality?

This is not a game. I wish it was, but it is not. It looks like the stages map for the most awesome 8-bit game I can possibly imagine, but It's an awesome 8-bit image made by Eric Poulton. It's titled Underneath It All, which is a great game name too. Read More >>

Google60: Search the Web Mad Men-Style

Grab yourself a cocktail and say goodbye to your productivity with this brilliant Google60 parody that lets you use the search tool as if you only had access to a monstrous IBM System/360 mainframe. Spoiler alert: you'll probably be pulling your hair out after five minutes. Read More >>

This Pointy, Swivelling TV Was the 84-Inch 4K Flatscreen of Its Day

You're looking at the height of TV technology from the 1950s. Perhaps the most kitsch, retro object you've seen in a long time, the Kuba Komet was the 84-inch 4K flatscreen of its day -- and just as expensive. Read More >>

These 50 Attempts at Speech in Classic Video Games Actually Sound Pretty Good

If you spent most of a mid-80s childhood planted in front of a video game console, a supercut created by the folks at Jest is about to cause a stirring audio flashback. It's a compilation of fifty clips featuring incredibly brief attempts at speech in classic video games. Given the limitations of the cartridges, the audio is still kind of impressive. Read More >>

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Google Earth Used to Make Nostalgic '60s and '70s-Era Postcards

Hungarian art director and ad-man at BBDO, Akos Papp, has taken satellite images from Google Earth and given them a retro twist to create 'Postcards From Above'. The images have been beautifully selected and are mostly of modern architecture and urban infrastructure. To these, he added period typography from the '60s and '70s, and the effect is really very convincing. Read More >>

This Tower of VHS Tapes Looks Like a Shrine to Some Dark Lord of TV

Italian artist Lorenzo Durantini made this 5-foot tall tower from his collection of 2,216 VHS tapes. It looks like a shrine to the TV demons. Or, if you believe that TV makes you stupid, a monolith that turns people to monkeys on touch. Unless these are all 2001 tapes. Read More >>

An Atari Flashback 3 Is Your Retro-Gaming-Fix Deal of the Day

Hey you over there! Yes, you, the modern gamer. Look at you, with your flashing, whirring consoles and their scores of features and fancy capabilities. You need taking down a peg or two and taught a history lesson. Read More >>


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