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VIDEO: This Is What The Internet Looked Like In 1995

The World Wide Web was just a baby in 1995 and because use of the Internet was exploding, there was a lot of fascination among the public about the world of possibilities that came with connecting their personal computers to the broader world via online services. Realizing that 1995 was now 18 years ago, there’s a lot [...]

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Check Out This 11-Page Best Buy Ad From 1996 [Warning: Huge Computers, Phones, And TVs]

If you feel like taking a walk down memory lane, check out this Best Buy ad from September 1996; almost 17 years ago. I particularly laughed about the “7.9 oz Cellular Phone” and the “16 MB Memory Upgrade” for desktop computers for $129. Tweet your favorites to me: @mbchp. —– You should follow Mike on Twitter [...]

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How To Make A Camera Using Wooden Popsicle Sticks

A polaroid camera popsicle made of popsicle sticks? Sounds crazy, but fun! Instructions The popsicle stick camera project is not for novices, especially since Maxim doesn’t provide detailed instructions. According to the video, this is what you need to get started: Film Something to back Lens + holder Duct tape Thick paper Hot glue Lollipop [...]

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For $599 you can own an adult-sized Big Wheel

When I was a kid, I had a Big Wheel. No tricycles for me, man. No, no no. I didn’t need one of those little red wussie three-wheelers with their handlebar tassles. I had a Big Wheel, and it was good. Cruising up and down the driveway, pedaling like I was a five year old [...]

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Angry Birds Star Wars toys launch alongside iOS and Android apps

Fresh of the news that Disney has purchased future rights to the Star Wars franchise, the Angry Birds franchise has their own intergalactic news: Star Wars toys. The Angry Birds Star Wars edition is hitting the iOS App Store and Google Play today. The apps will cost $.99 and contain all of the Luke, Han, [...]

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$59 8-bit plug-and-play Pac-Man console

My family loves Pac-Man. Everyone. A good retro game deserves a good retro design. The young kids think it’s a new toy, and for the adults it has a bit of a nostalgia feeling to it. Most of us would have been exposed to video games at an early age via classics such as Galaga, [...]

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Apple’s Newton was announced 20 years ago this week; TIME Magazine revisits the tech

For Apple enthusiasts, there’s a bit of nostalgia and geeky retrospective joy in looking back at Apple’s Newton line of personal digital assistants. Several models based on the “Newton technology” were released in the 1990s, none to great success, but it is simply fascinating to look back on everything Apple developed before Steve Jobs killed [...]

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Apple’s view of the future from the 1990s wasn’t too far off from today’s reality

I love coming across videos from the 1980s and 1990s produced by companies foreshadowing what they thought the technology of the future would be like. It’s always exciting to use hindsight to analyze how right or wrong people were in their predictions. Up until now, the best example of this retrospective futuristic nostalgia that I [...]

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The Atari Flashback 3 Comes With 60 Games Built-In. Yep, Perfect Gift For Yourself

If you’re playing PS3 or Xbox 360 at any level that would make you a ‘gamer’ this probably isn’t for you. It might be, however, if after all that you want something that is a bit more light weight. If you remember Atari, or even if you don’t, this new gadget will give you a [...]

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’90s Geek Out: TV Shows

Every now and then I get feelings of strong nostalgia from my childhood.  Those who known me best know that I am an avid fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Not the many knockoff TV shows that have come and gone over the years, but the original cartoon series from the late 80’s/early 90’s.  In [...]

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