Everyone loves a bit of retro arcade action. The golden days of gaming, when things were made to be mashed hard with your fists and buttons bashing was an art form. These arcade button coasters take me way back.
Before you think about emigrating to the US and applying to NASA, you might want to take some time to peruse the original Lunar Rover Operations Handbook. Even though it dates back to April 19, 1971, a working knowledge of Apollo equipment couldn't hurt your chances.
If you a photographer in the 1920s, and wanted to snap a picture with some idea of how it would turn out, you had few options. One surefire way was relying on experienced gained through trial and error. Another? Kaufmann's Posographe.
We take remote controls for granted. For most of us, they've existed from the day they were born. We knew how to use them before we could even begin to fathom how they work. But really, they're magnificent devices.
I'm going to go out on a really, really long limb and assume that this wasn't the safest restraint system for kids in cars. But HOLY SHIT does it look fun. I was clearly born in the wrong era. [Vintage Ads via Boing Boing]
Flickr user "trippyglitters" has scanned in a copy of Argos' catalogue from 1985 (before many of you tykes were born, I'm sure), providing a trip down memory lane for anyone bothered enough to flip through the Flickr album.
The Lytro might be the new gimmicky camera du jour (and that's cool, because it looks awesome), but the Polaroid was the original gimmicky camera with its print film that developed into photos instantly. Surely people had trouble wrapping their heads around this in 1972.
The Nokia 2110 was somewhat unremarkable on the surface when it first appeared in 1994. It wasn't impossibly pint-sized, nor did it have an overly complex industrial design. But it had something that no other phone at the time had: software.
If you were to poke your nose around the door of some fashionable London boutiques -- Howies, Albam, Fred Perry - you might encounter a jacket made with a mysterious material called “Ventile”. First developed for the World War II, this stuff is waterproof, windproof and 100 per cent breathable, which makes it perfect for the unpredictable British weather.