Inspired by the old-fashioned typewriter and designed with luxury in mind, the Azio Retro Classic is a mechanical keyboard sporting rounded backlit keycaps, a zinc aluminum alloy frame and a genuine leather base. The nameplate says “Elegantly Fierce.” It’s not wrong.
In 1982, a technology straight out of contemporary science fiction was on track to be the world’s first Twitter. Living and dying in the ‘80s and ‘90s, the cable service teletext brought 24/7, on-demand news directly to a television. Much like Twitter, teletext offered a stream of live, bite-sized information, but in…
One woman’s trash is literally everyone else’s super-expensive, rare $200,000 piece of computer history. Most of the time, recycled electronics are too crappy to sell on Craigslist. But one California e-recycling center recently received one of the most coveted gadgets ever: A genuine Apple-1 computer.
Large in physical size, not in storage capacity. Computer enthusiast Christopher Parish modified a vintage “DEC RL02” drive—as big as a decent PC case—from the 70s so it can connect to modern PCs via USB. Technically this might be the largest and the heaviest USB storage device in the world.
Now that's what I call retro gaming. One inventive soul hooked up new (and new-ish) games like Watch Dogs and Grand Theft Auto V to a TV set from the 1970's, and the results look surprisingly cool. This gives the hipster in me so many ideas...
Back in the '80s, hardcore gamers loved the sort of simplistic fare that mobile gamers thrive on today. So why can't the hardcore embrace popular mobile games? I'm guessing it's the lack of almost completely unrelated painted cover art.
A Colorado couple found out that the chair that they’d been gaming on was a vintage Eames chair.
Fans not opting to purchase the Limited Edition of BioShock 2 can still get their hands on music from the game, when 2K Games releases soundtrack digitally, packed with the greatest hits from the 30's, 40's and 50's.
Have time to waste on this lovely August Saturday? If you do, there's an appallingly expansive look at the history of Atari's early years (19 pages, plus one for citations) over at Gamasutra. This is actually a companion piece to the first Atari retrospective, which looked at the years from '71 to '77 (also clocking…