Music is always better when there’s a story attached to it. And streaming songs onto a Bluetooth speaker doesn’t tell as good of a story as playing songs on an old jukebox. So let’s revel in the life of Perry Rosen, one of the last vintage jukebox repairmen around. Just hearing him tell his story about fixing…
Flat widescreen monitors? Glowing keyboards and mice? Controllers with analog thumbsticks? The late ‘90s PC gamer needed not such things.
After World War II, people in the U.S. started buying vinyl and record players more than ever before. But over in West Germany, another music player took off: the Tefifon.
Garage Band, Pro Tools, Logic, sequencers on tablets and phones—anyone can create music these days with zero programming knowledge. But Diode Milliampere shows you how it was done with MS-DOS. Yes, that command line inputting, C-drive accessing MS-DOS from 30 years ago. It turned out pretty well!
I spied Gizmodo's Joe Brown using these blue and red pencils, and immediately wondered where they came from. Turns out they're "Slang Pencils" from Greenwich Letterpress and they come with 90's era sayings like 'Mad Props' and 'Off the Hook'. I don't know about you but I like my writing tools to be as retro cool as…
It really speaks to our youthful naivety when we could imagine ourselves shrilling, "ooh, the Internet is all in this awesome, pocketable floppy disk. We have arrived"! Though I guess some of our parents and even un-techsavvy friends would still believe such a thing. [Unplggd]
Bill Clinton, former POTUS, was so tech un-savvy during his presidency that he only sent out two e-mails when he was in office. One to the troops in the Adriatic, one to John Glenn and none to any interns. [Gawker]
I'm literally shocked at how many parts are inside a typical typewriter. I really thought it would be one of the easiest gadgets to make, I mean, who knew there were so many connectors, screws, wires, cables and a million other metal objects I can't even describe. Just take a look at the picture and think how hard it…
The graphics your iPhone can pull off are mighty impressive these days—but what about you gaming purists? Rather than dust off your SNES and give a Back in my day, whippersnapper speech, check out ultra-traditional iOS RPG Ash.
You probably have a can of it somewhere. Save the time searching, pick up one of their limited edition twin packs, and finally fix that squeaky door that's driving everyone crazy.
Sure, anybody with ears can agree that something is lost when records are compressed and converted to digital files. But if you really want to walk the walk you can't just listen to vinyl, you have to record your own.
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?
Long before the current obsession with console processing power and how many billions of polygons can be display onscreen at the same time, the only way to get your game on was via pinball machines. There have been tons of scifi pinball machines, with some amazingly garish artwork. Besides all of the Star Trek, Star…