What's The Earliest Trace Of Yourself You Can Still Find Online?

The internet is so deeply woven into our everyday lives, we hardly think about it anymore. We've all been posting, commenting, liking, and sharing for at least a decade. In the process, we've all left a long digital trail. What's the oldest remnant of your online life that you can still find? » 9/06/14 5:30pm 9/06/14 5:30pm

How Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Taught Me to Love Technology

You might not believe me, but I was kind of a nerd when I was a kid. My family lived out in the mountains, miles away from anyone my age, so I spent my days buried in books and playing with my rock collection. Then, the summer before I started kindergarten, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids hit theaters and my world view… » 7/23/14 8:00pm 7/23/14 8:00pm

A Website That Warps You Back to the Hit Songs of Your Youth

Do you ever have flashbacks to that middle school dance, the one where you slow-danced to All-4-One and had your first kiss under an elm tree while Quad City DJs closed out the night. (Not that that happened to me or anything.) A dead simple but super fun website now lets you travel back to those hit songs. » 7/23/14 6:27pm 7/23/14 6:27pm

Secret underground vault contains all Lego sets in history

I watched The Lego Movie once again. Like the first time, I cried like a little kid. It's a good movie, but the strong emotional reaction came from deep inside, firing the same childhood memories that The Lego Memory Lane—Leg0 HQ's underground secret vault with all their sets—did when I visited it in Billund, Denmark. » 5/31/14 7:39am 5/31/14 7:39am

Watch London in 1924 & 2014 get combined into one time traveling video

London is a city with so much history that you're always curious about what happened before. Who stood on this street? Where did this come from? What happened when? And because London's architecture has remarkably stayed the same over the years, it's easy to "time travel" and compare what life was like back then to… » 4/28/14 10:30pm 4/28/14 10:30pm

All the Weird Toys From Your Childhood

I don't know you. I don't know where you're from or what you look like or how old you are. You might be a judge or a cook or a priest or a clown. I don't know. But what I'm pretty sure about is that at one point or another, you've been involved with most of the toys below. It's just one of those things that we all… » 4/23/14 2:40pm 4/23/14 2:40pm

Relive All of Your Favorite Retro Computer Reboots on One Website

Remember a time when every single software update you made to your computer's OS or applications required a complete reboot of the system? Computers are still far from perfect, but over at The Restart Page you can relive those annoying and constant operating system restarts of yesteryear, and appreciate how far things… » 4/16/14 3:00pm 4/16/14 3:00pm

This neat animation makes me miss my childhood gadgets so much

Here is some guaranteed nostalgia for you. Follow the life of a Game Boy in this wonderful animation: watch it get assembled in a factory and packaged for an excited kid and see it get played by youthful thumbs and then eventually be tossed away by a teenager. It's every toy's story. Throughout its journey you'll see… » 4/02/14 9:14pm 4/02/14 9:14pm

Adult-sized child made a street legal Little Tikes Car that goes 70mph

Do you know what the most disappointing thing about being an adult is? It's not the slow metabolism or the achy joints or the plateau of growth, it's the fact that we're all failures to our childhood selves. We don't eat candy, we don't play with toys and we drive responsible vehicles. Not John Bitmead though, he's… » 1/31/14 8:32pm 1/31/14 8:32pm

Seeing every single Nintendo NES video game start screen is so fun

Wow. NicksplosionFX just created a time machine of emotions by stitching together every single—yes, every single—original Nintendo NES video game start screen in one epic video. The whole shabang lasts 3 hours and goes in alphabetical order and has so many memorable beeps and boops that you can't help but feel like a… » 1/22/14 9:32pm 1/22/14 9:32pm

Give Your Browser Some Serious Nostalgia With These Emulator Websites

Want to stroll down virtual memory lane? You could futz around with classic software on a virtual machine or rummage through yard sales for a working model of your first computer. Or, you could cruise the classic Windows and Mac OS emulator sites found by Ars Technica. Which sounds a hell of a lot easier. » 1/18/14 9:00am 1/18/14 9:00am

What London looked like in 1927 and 2013, side-by-side

The old town of London never changes. Or at least, it changes very, very little. Just watch this side-by-side footage showing life in 1927 London and life in 2013 London to see how much the city has stayed the same. And sure, the streets might have slightly newer cars on them with street lights and freshly painted… » 1/13/14 7:30pm 1/13/14 7:30pm

Everything you didn't notice about Back to the Future

Usually, CinemaSins makes a hilarious video pointing out all the goofy errors and everything wrong with a popular movie and we all get a good laugh out of it. But when it comes to a classic like Back to the Future, well, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that masterpiece of cinema! Not Doc Brown's science, not… » 11/14/13 10:20pm 11/14/13 10:20pm

Watch 75 years of title sequences from 234 different animated movies

Irina Neustroeva made this incredible video that mashes up 75 years of opening title sequence for animated movies. There's 234 films here including all your favorites like Toy Story, The Lion King, Shrek but also a lot of lesser known flicks and completely forgotten animated movies too. » 10/31/13 10:12pm 10/31/13 10:12pm