Nowadays, the only people still using flip phones are octogenarians who can't handle all the newfangled tech out there. But this flip phone might just be too cool for grandma.
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It's taken a couple of years but Lenovo is planning to release a retro-styled ThinkPad that brings back the style of the 1990s with 21st century computing power. If it's really like the ThinkPads of old, it will be a very robust computer with the best keyboard on the market and be able to withstand some heavy duty action - those computers were built to last.
Before the web and the widespread use of the Internet, computer users shared programs, news and other information over Bulletin Board Services. Those of us with a few grey hairs will remember connecting to remote computers using point-to-point connections using modems - I started with a 9600 baud modem before moving eventually getting a 56K screamer that let me download a 4MB program before my 60 minute time limit for guests ended. Well, the BBS is back.
It's no secret that turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro game console is hands-down the most popular, easy, and fun project you can do with a Pi. That initial guide is just the beginning though, and if you really want to get more out your little DIY console, you'll want to dig in with some advanced tips.
I shot my first film on you. A bunch of awkward high school kids, an abandoned warehouse and a badly written horror script called Reigning Terror. I cast from my local church; we caught the train in to the city on a Sunday. I carried you in that dark grey plastic case; a more well defined briefcase that made me look interesting. I had purpose: hell, I was making a movie! I felt mature.
I stayed late after school editing you all together. You captured my vision, you finished my vision – you were my master... tape. You were solid, real and fun to carry and put in the machine. I understood you. I made other movies with you too before I graduated and moved on to more mature models, like Super VHS and Betacam. But I never forgot you. You were my first.
The Raspberry Pi is easily the best way to make your own little retro game console, but Hacker House took it a step further by cramming a Pi inside a homemade joystick to make it super portable.
Around a week ago, an Instagram photo of a single-serve Viennetta on a stick sent Australian dessert lovers into a frenzy. The buzz on social media was quickly picked up by media outlets and more photos of the miniature ice cream were uncovered. Sadly, this adorably retro concoction turned out to only be available in China. Well, it turns out Facebook and Twitter are good for something after all: Streets Ice Cream has confirmed it is looking to bring the Viennetta on a stick to Australia. There's going to be party in our mouths and it's 1980s themed. Huzzah!
Whether you have vinyl records handed down to you, you're a chart-topping DJ or you're getting into vinyl for the first time, you're going to need a decent record player. One that's reliable, durable and easy to maintain. Here are five of the best.
The problem with being a gaming enthusiast is all the bloody consoles. Even if you're a past-rejecting Millennial who refuses to play retro games, you still need to make room for around five or six machines; plus cables and controllers. Most home entertainment units simply aren't up to the task. This is why you need to invest in a miniature bookcase or shelving unit instead.
Attention retro gamers: The Internet Archive has released 2400 old MS-DOS video games into an online repository, including timeless classics like Dune 2, Bubble Bobble, Street Fighter II, Prince Of Persia, Sim City, Golden Axe, Doom, Lemmings, Speedball 2, The Hobbit and Eye Of The Beholder. The best part is that every game can be played for free in your browser. (That's my entire life cancelled for the rest of the year.)
Most cinema buffs have a list of classic movies that they can’t wait to introduce to their kids. Likewise, any self-respecting muso plans to give their child a crash-course in songs that changed the world. However, when it comes to gamers, things are a little different. With the exception of hardcore collectors, we’re not particularly big on preserving our hobby’s history – particularly on legacy hardware. Which begs the question: just what do you plan to pass on to your kids? Or will it all be given the boot for the latest augmented-reality smell-o-vision console?
If you're not in the mood to build your own emulation machine, you can still enjoy a variety of classic games using just your browser. The Historical Software Archive, part of the Internet Archive, has made available a number of older, quality titles including Karateka, Akalabeth and Choplifter.