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New York gets 8-bit mapping project

New York gets 8-bit mapping project

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A coder called Bret Camper has built an 8-bit map of New York City and put it online for people to explore in a Google Maps-esque style. He says that it's an attempt to "make the city feel foreign yet familiar". It's been created using a custom rendering... >>

Floppy disk pillow smiles happily at you

Floppy disk pillow smiles happily at you

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Shanalogic user mymimi has just revealed a new creation - the dinky little floppy disc pillow pictured above. Measuring just 7-inches by 7-inches, and just 3-inches deep, it's not going to win any awards for size. Oh, and you won't be able to store any... >>

NES game sells for $41,300

NES game sells for $41,300

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A ultra-rare NES game titled "Stadium Events" has sold for more than $40,000 in an eBay auction. The NTSC title, which is unopened and factory sealed, attracted 115 bids before a winning figure of $41,300 was settled upon. The reason for the rarity and... >>

UK to hold vintage computing festival

UK to hold vintage computing festival

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The UK's National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park has announced that it'll be holding a Vintage Computer Festival between 19 and 20 June 2010. The festival will be the first of its kind in the UK - following the lead of similar events that started... >>

LG goes retro with cool new CRT TV

LG goes retro with cool new CRT TV

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Rather than debut a super-thin LED backlit effort, or a giant plasma, LG has launched an amazingly retro television set in its home market of Korea with the introduction of the Serie 1 CRT television. The 14-inch TV set comes complete with a bunny-ears... >>

VIDEO: Left 4 Dead coming to the NES

VIDEO: Left 4 Dead coming to the NES

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An enterprising games programmer named Eric Ruth has built a NES-style 8-bit demake of last year's zombie co-op shooter Left 4 Dead. It's being announced on the same date as the official sequel to the title, but won't be available until 4 January 2010.... >>

VIDEO: Ties made from tape cassettes still play audio

VIDEO: Ties made from tape cassettes still play audio

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Alyce Santoro and Julio Cesar offer men's ties made from recycled cassette tapes. Rather than just offering retro - and eco - appeal, the ties have a very unusual feature. Made from 50% tape cassette tape and 50% polyester thread, it seems the tape retains... >>

Firebox offers Mathmos Fireflow

Firebox offers Mathmos Fireflow

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Fans of retro style will be pleased to see the Mathmos Fireflow, an authentic-looking lava lamp that works on candle power. In chrome-finished cast zinc alloy it's powered by a single tea light that will get the lava moving after about a 20 minutes for... >>

Limited edition Li126 Lambretta "bicicletta" announced

Limited edition Li126 Lambretta "bicicletta" announced

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Lambretta is said to have entered a new era with the launch of the world's first Lambretta bicicletta, the limited edition Li126. Modelled on the Lambretta driven by Jimmy in cult film Quadrophenia, the Li126 is a "city cruiser" angled at both men and... >>

Brando offers tape cassette MP3 player

Brando offers tape cassette MP3 player

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If you are somehow stuck with just a tape cassette player in your motor, then Brando has a solution for you to get your digi-tunes playing in your car. The curious, yet cunning, USB cassette MP3 player takes SD cards and then plays the content back on... >>