Bjork the Drug-Addled Technologist Explains How CRT TVs Work

Sure, you could » 11/03/08 3:45pm 11/03/08 3:45pm ask an engineer or designer how an old TV works. But then you'd get a boring, predictable and correct answer. Who wants that? Not me, that's for sure. I'd much rather listen to Bjork tell me exactly what's going on inside a TV, because you're guaranteed to get a much more fantastical and entertaining…

iRiver Concepts Feel Straight Out of Terry Gilliam's Brain

Apart from their Spinn 70s-retro analog goodness » 8/31/08 8:00am 8/31/08 8:00am, iRiver had two beautiful concept products in their IFA 2008 stand which had a design that looked further into the past, as far as the beginning of the 20th century. As you can see in the video, both their Clix speaker-inspired by the shape of cathode ray tubes-and…

Scope Clock Puts The Cathode Ray Tube Back in Time-Telling

This is the Scope Clock, from designer David Forbes, and if you're into retro-tech chic gadgets, this thing will beat any nixie clock » 8/12/08 5:35am 8/12/08 5:35am hands down. Just look at it: a cathode ray tube encased in acrylic, with GPS time automagically captured for accuracy, and the ability to display digital or analog clock faces. It's…

Question of the Day: How Big is Your Monitor?

We already asked about the size of your TV, so it is only fitting that we do a follow-up focusing on computer monitors. The choices after the break offer a basic range that should accommodate owners of most laptops, LCDs and CRTs. Just pick the number that is closest to the measurement of your viewable area (rounding… » 4/29/08 4:20pm 4/29/08 4:20pm

Vintage Brionvega TV Looks Nifty, Still Costs Too Much

The original Doney portable Brionvega TV made its debut back in the 1960s and really made a pretty big splash in the design world. Brionvega has re-released this TV with some more modern technologies but still housed in the same, familiar vintage shell. It is still available in the three classic colors: sun orange,… » 7/11/06 11:03am 7/11/06 11:03am