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Space Invaders bling rings

Space Invaders bling rings

By 7 May 2012

First came the game, then the crisps, the street artists and now… the bling? Yup, that classic game Space Invaders has inspired a maker to produce sterling silver rings in the form of those classic aliens that so many of us spent many hours blasting.... >>

iPhone heads back to the 70s

iPhone heads back to the 70s

By 24 June 2010

"Hang on," we hear you say, "an iPhone story on launch day NOT about the iPhone 4?" And you'd be right, because this tasty case is not compatible with the new handset. You're probably not one of the 16,000 people in the UK who managed to get hold of one... >>

Bigtrak Jnr lifts off - literally

Bigtrak Jnr lifts off - literally

By 17 June 2010

Remember when we told you that Bigtrak, the 80s computer-controlled six-wheeled toy, was on its way back? Well, the half-sized newly minted version, Bigtrak Jnr, is going to hit Firebox.com on 2 August 2010 and to celebrate, the online retailer, along... >>

Retro headsets bring back the Eighties to your mobile

Retro headsets bring back the Eighties to your mobile

By 24 March 2010

Chances are your mobile is your main phone, but a company called Native Union is hoping that you'll still have nostalgia for the older, more traditional handsets of days gone by with the launch of just that. Handsets for your mobile or computer. There... >>

New York gets 8-bit mapping project

New York gets 8-bit mapping project

By 10 March 2010

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

By 5 March 2010

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

By 2 March 2010

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

By 26 January 2010

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

By 26 January 2010

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

By 17 November 2009

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.... >>


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