This Retro Watch Has a Simple Solution to Battery Life For Wearables

The miniaturization of technology has hit a bit of a wall as of late, thanks to the limitations of batteries. Smartwatches could easily be packed with even more functionality, but who wants to have to charge it multiple times a day? John De Cristofaro's retro-looking ChronodeVFD watch has the solution with swappable… » 10/27/14 10:32am Monday 10:32am

Wrap Your Walls In a Glorious Tribute To Classic Cartridge Gaming

Nintendo has stuck with plastic cartridges for its portable gaming machines, but every other console you can buy today left them behind years ago. Which is too bad, because there was a certain charm to swapping those old seemingly indestructible game carts. And if you're feeling nostalgic for them, you can now deck… » 9/29/14 5:00pm 9/29/14 5:00pm

These Tiny Game Boy Headphones Are Wonderful, Even If They Sound Awful

When it comes to buying gadgets and electronics there's always going to be compromise. To get the features you want, you'll have to learn to live with things you don't. Take these headphones, for example. For just $20 they probably don't sound amazing, but the inline remote and mic is shaped like an adorably tiny Game… » 9/25/14 11:55am 9/25/14 11:55am

Panasonic Goes Old School With Its Cassette-Shaped Voice Recorder

Panasonic is clearly targeting a certain demographic, or at least a specific age group, with its latest voice recorder. Because anyone who grew up before the age of MP3s, or even compact discs, will spot the RR-S30's uncanny resemblance to an audio cassette tape. To anyone younger, it will simply look like something… » 9/23/14 9:15am 9/23/14 9:15am

How To Get The Sharpest Images Possible Out Of Your Old Consoles

If you've tried playing a retro console on a modern HDTV, you may not have liked what you saw — smeary, stretched images that are a far cry from the sharp chunky blocks of yesteryear. Luckily, there's a better way for purists to get a crystal clear image that doesn't involve buying an old CRT TV. » 8/26/14 4:58pm 8/26/14 4:58pm

I would gladly pay real money for this fake retro Kill Bill game

I'm ready to pay my $2.99 for this Kill Bill game, which looks like a Kung-Fu Master/Shinobi hybrid. Heck, I would pay $2.99 for Volume 1 and $2.99 for Volume 2. Too bad we can't: It's just one of those videos for imaginary 8-bit retro arcade games by those cockteases at Cinefix. Bastards. Watch, want, and welp. » 6/24/14 11:56pm 6/24/14 11:56pm

NSA System Can Record an Entire Country's Calls for 30 Days at a Time

Remember all that business about the NSA saying it only collects phone metadata? Yeah, that's not true. Not only can the NSA listen in on foreigners' phone calls. It can record "every single" conversation in an entire country and store the recordings for 30 days at a time, a new Washington Post report reveals. » 3/18/14 12:00pm 3/18/14 12:00pm

This Tiny Classic Arcade Is as Smart a Watch as You Need

You might think you need a watch that can check email, control your music, and even stay on top of Twitter updates, but you've been misled. ThinkGeek's new Classic Arcade Wristwatch is all you really need strapped to your wrist, especially if you're old enough to remember a time when beating a video game required a… » 2/16/14 1:53pm 2/16/14 1:53pm

Nintendo Is Slowly Reinventing The Video Game Instruction Manual

Like the daily newspaper, the printed phone bill and personal checks, the video game instruction manual is facing extinction in our increasingly paperless world. Hold off on mourning, though. Nintendo has spent the last year or so quietly implementing a digital revival that's been a joy to behold. » 2/05/14 5:59pm 2/05/14 5:59pm

The Very First Mirrorless Camera Was a Gem Made by Epson. Yep. Epson.

By 2010, the mirrorless camera had become a model on the rise, with Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic each pushing their new compact interchangeable-lens systems on the world. But the very first mirrorless camera came years before, made by a company known mostly for printers. » 1/28/14 2:13pm 1/28/14 2:13pm

LG Made a Retro Wood-Panelled LED TV with Knobs and Everything

As companies like Apple and Samsung are heralding the end of the button, LG is taking its design in a different direction. This new "Classic TV" features a wood-panelled front complete with tuning knobs and buttons to create what LG describes as a "classic Scandanavian-style design that emphasizes simplicity,… » 8/12/13 11:59am 8/12/13 11:59am