You’ve got to love that 8-bit sound. Blips and bloops and beeps magically merge together to create choppy, nostalgic melodies that remind us how far we’ve come since the first personal computers. But how did those big beige boxes actually make music?
I you were anywhere near a TV set in the eighties, you will shed a tear of nostalgia watching this supercut—edited by Robert Jones—that compiles some of the most famous teen movies of that decade.
Du nuh nuh nuh nuh, Inspector Gadget is coming to Netflix. The absolutely amazing 80s gadget adventure show is being resurrected in CGI form along with the amazing 80s spy show Danger Mouse and three other kids' shows. The best part? This is happening very soon. Inspector Gadget premieres on March 27.
If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid.
The Internet Archive just dumped nearly 2,400 old MS-DOS video games into an easy-to-navigate repository. Every single one of the games is free to play in your browser. Some of the games are classics. Some of them are hilariously obscure. And some of them are porn—which is something you probably didn't realize existed…
Before fiber optic cables, before Wi-Fi, before you got bombarded with enough AOL free trial CDs to build your family a (very weak and ineffective) home, the internet was a vastly simpler thing. So tell us, you internet pioneers, what was life like during the wild west days of the early internet?
Here are two first-hand accounts of internet life in the 80s, when porn was restricted to asterisks and dashes and the screeching sound of dial-up was music to young computer geeks' ears.
An increasing number of skyscrapers that line our horizons these days resemble the future we were promised: twisting pillars of glass and steel that stretch up into the clouds. When you glaze those buildings with some 1980s-inspired French futurism, however, they look simply surreal
Haim just can't move out of the shadow of the 80s. They've been compared to Wilson Phillips and lauded for their #dadrock vibes. So why not embrace it? Their new video is gloriously retro as only a sendup of a 1986 daytime talk show can be.
This was bound to happen. After spending three hours writing about 80s music and flying dog-dragons, I can't stop listening to 80s music. I did, however, graduate to the guitar-shredding Kenny Loggins version of 80s music and F-14s.
Exactly 30 years ago today, the world saw The NeverEnding Story for the first time. It was a time before CGI, when you had to make fantasy movies with puppets. But nothing feels old fashioned about the synth-laden, sunset-colored theme song by Giorgio Moroder. The flying dragon-dog was pretty cool, too.
The ‘80s were the golden age of the action figure, but not all '80s toylines were gold. For every He-Man or Transformers, there are a dozen series that will never return — either because they’ve been forgotten, or they've been outclassed, or just because they sucked in the first place. Here are 15 toylines whose…
Twenty-four years ago today, I had a very bad day.
Look at these old cellular phones. You could probably shove 10 iPhones inside each of these puppies. That Motorola handset weighs only 30 ounces. Amazing!
Sure to get men of A Certain Age all flustered, Bigtrak's iPhone app has arrived in the same year that the toy relaunched, and while it's not much more than a glorified calculator, it's a free trip down memory lane.
If you need help reliving your childhood, Takara Tomy is re-releasing its classic Transformers watch. I don't remember Transformers looking so drab though. Funny what a few years will do to your perspective.
This passive multitouch controller designed and built by Randy Jones requires no electric circuits to operate. All it needs it a little 80s synth and the party starts itself.