Relive the Internet of the 1990s in 6 Gifs

Thirty years ago, on March 15, 1985, the first .com domain name—symbolics.com—was registered by the technology company Symbolics, marking the birth of the commercial internet. But things started heating up in the 1990s. Click back to those days with these nostalgic gifs. » 3/14/15 5:00pm 3/14/15 5:00pm

Netflix Is Resurrecting Inspector Gadget

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. » 2/25/15 7:15pm 2/25/15 7:15pm

2,400 MS-DOS Games Are Now Free Online (Some of Them Are Porn)

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… » 1/06/15 4:37pm 1/06/15 4:37pm

I Liked This Clear Firefox Phone Better On Clarissa Explains It All

Just a few days ago, Japan released a designer, see-through, golden Firefox phone for Japanese consumers to place lovingly under their Christmas trees. And sure, why wouldn't you—just look how pretty. And see-through! » 12/30/14 3:53pm 12/30/14 3:53pm

And Here's a Treasure Trove of 90s Videos About the Internet 

Remember the 90s, when we had videos on VHS to teach us about this new thing called the internet? Lucky for us, Andy Baio (@waxpancake) has preserved those tapes for the YouTube generation. » 11/17/14 7:50pm 11/17/14 7:50pm

Questions for the 90s: Should Robots Pay Taxes? Can Africa Be Saved?

The March-April 1986 issue of The Futurist magazine looked at the far off, futuristic decade of the 1990s. In an article titled "Issues for the 1990s," Edith Weiner and Arnold Brown examined what they saw as the emerging concerns of the world. Well, the world as seen from 1980s America. » 10/10/14 4:53pm 10/10/14 4:53pm

Science Videos Have Improved So Much Since the 90s

This is a school science video trailer from the 90s, produced by Dorling Kindersley. It makes you wonder: how the hell did people learn anything from this stuff? » 3/27/14 5:01am 3/27/14 5:01am

Holy Crap, Tamagotchis Are Coming Back From the Dead

Remember Tamagotchis? Of course you do. They taught you about responsibility. They taught you about friendship. And perhaps most importantly, they taught you that friends don't leave friends to die of starvation and despair. But now, it's time to impart that wisdom on a new generation. Rejoice, friends, for the… » 11/24/13 9:00am 11/24/13 9:00am

This 8-Bit Video Will Make You Miss Your Childhood in the 90's

It's every generation's responsibility to grow old and become cranky at the next generation while talking about how growing up back then was so much more fun than growing up today. THESE KIDS KNOW NOTHING. All they do is stare at iPads and play crappy games by swiping on giant phones. At least we 90's kids stared at… » 4/22/13 7:30pm 4/22/13 7:30pm

Wonderful Footage of an 11-Year-Old Touring the Google Office of 1999

Once upon a 1999, two young boys document a visit to their father at the Google offices in its early stages. The result: a cinematic masterpiece of a time capsule. Granted, the whole video is a bit long and tends to drag near the end (unless you have a passion for watching tweens eating fritos), so we've picked out… » 3/07/13 5:45pm 3/07/13 5:45pm

Microsoft Just Bought Netscape, the Hottest Browser of the 90s!

As AOL, in the equivalent of selling sperm to pay the cable bill, offloaded a billion dollar's worth of patents to Microsoft, something strange happened: the latter became the owner of Netscape. Remember Netscape? The browser. From 1994. A steal! » 4/09/12 4:16pm 4/09/12 4:16pm

Hackers Were Scary in 1990

"Laughing at people talking about the internet decades ago" is one of our favorite video subgenres here at Gizmodo, and this specimen doesn't disappoint: a fatherly AT&T narrator explains the dangers of hackers. Look out! Your modem is under attack! » 2/19/12 4:00pm 2/19/12 4:00pm

Vampire Jeff Goldblum Seduced a Little Girl in a 90s Goosebumps CD-ROM…

He's been a cranky chaos theorist, an abusive godfather, and repelled an alien invasion to save the entire planet. But one role you probably don't know about? A creepy, tween-seducing vampire in a Steven Spielberg-helmed Goosebumps computer game. Yeah. Yeah. » 4/12/11 2:20pm 4/12/11 2:20pm

This Is How We Surfed the Web In 1998: Slowly

Thirteen years ago, a man made a VHS recording of himself exploring that newfangled internet thing. He's finally gotten around to posting it on YouTube. So what was the internet like back then? A little slower and fewer kittehs, but the same healthy obsession with scantily clad anime ladies! [OHYST] » 3/21/11 2:00pm 3/21/11 2:00pm

This Was Leica's First Digital Camera—20 Years Ago

I don't remember very much from the mid-90s, but I'm certain I never saw Leica's incredibly strange (and damn beautiful) digital camera. It had awesome giant handles, and it took gorgeous photos. 20 years ago. But the wait? Not gorgeous. » 12/09/10 6:00pm 12/09/10 6:00pm

55 Examples of Modern Gadgets in Early-90's Pop Culture

For this week's Photoshop Contest, I asked you to stick some of today's gadgets into the glorious days of the early 90's. And you delivered! If only my 11-year-old self could see this stuff, he'd totally flip out. » 8/04/10 2:00pm 8/04/10 2:00pm

Insert Today's Gadgets Into Early 90's Culture

The early 90's were pretty rad, but the gadgets weren't really all that great. Landlines and Windows 3.1 were the norm. Bummer! Let's rewrite some history and fix these issues. » 7/30/10 11:00am 7/30/10 11:00am

In the 90s, NES Graphics Were Best Viewed Up Close

Now, this is a story all about how…Wow, this pretty much hits the early-90s on the head. Baseball Stars, Nike Ultra Force kicks, Mariah Carey CD, those pants! But where's the SNES? I mean, he was the Fresh Prince, right? » 9/03/09 4:40pm 9/03/09 4:40pm