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Tag: 1970s

Yes, This Is an HDTV

Yes, This Is an HDTV
If there’s one thing that today’s flat-screen TVs have led to is a lack of the sort of unique designs that CRTs used to offer. I suppose this is a good thing, as HDTVs are designed…
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First Clip from Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Movie Plants Some Apple Seeds

First Clip from Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Movie Plants Some Apple Seeds
When Steve Jobs passed away, two movie projects were announced not long after his untimely death. One of the films is a big-budget production from Sony with Aaron Sorkin writing the screenplay. The other is a…
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Men’s Fish Tank Platform Shoes: Pimp My Heels

Men’s Fish Tank Platform Shoes: Pimp My Heels
People are coming up with all sorts of weird shoes lately, but these men’s platform shoes with aquariums in the heels might actually be the most wacky of them all. Clearly inspired by I’m Gonna Git…
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Complete Copy of Atari 2600 Air Raid for Sale: Duck and Cover Your Wallet

Complete Copy of Atari 2600 Air Raid for Sale: Duck and Cover Your Wallet
If a vintage video game is rare enough, it can sell for huge money. Back in 2010, a copy of the Atari 2600 game Air Raid sold for $31,600. The reason is because it was the…
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CB Handset on ThinkGeek: 10-4 LULZ

CB Handset on ThinkGeek: 10-4 LULZ
Remember the CB radio handset for mobile phones? The first time we saw them it seemed as if they were only available in Japan. Well, bring out your trucker hats, because ThinkGeek just got some in…
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Rare Fisheye Nikkor Lens for Sale… Just $160,000

Rare Fisheye Nikkor Lens for Sale… Just $160,000
SLR camera lenses can be pretty expensive, but this has got to be some sort of a record. A rare fisheye Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens, which is supposed to offer the world’s most extreme wide-angle, has…
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CB Transceiver for iPhone Looks Silly, Sends You Back a Few Decades

CB Transceiver for iPhone Looks Silly, Sends You Back a Few Decades
Remember those old CB radios with the huge microphones you spoke into? My dad told me a story once of how these radio used to be the “cellphones” of their time. They were huge when he…
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Retro Flip Watch Puts the 1970s on Your Wrist

Retro Flip Watch Puts the 1970s on Your Wrist
If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably remember one of the most popular types of bedside alarm clocks had those little mechanical numbers which flipped over when the minutes changed.…
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BSG Colonial Viper Helmet is Awesome (and No You Can’t Have One for Halloween)

BSG Colonial Viper Helmet is Awesome (and No You Can’t Have One for Halloween)
Fans of the classic Battlestar Galactica series will be drooling over this epic bit of cosplay gear, just announced. It’s a helmet based on the ones worn by Colonial Viper pilots, and it’s a perfect replica…
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Photojojo Offers Limited-Edition Polaroid SX-70 Instant Camera

Photojojo Offers Limited-Edition Polaroid SX-70 Instant Camera
Back in the day, the Polaroid SX-70 instant camera was on the cutting edge of portable gadget tech. Now, Photojojo is offering the old school SX-70 as a limited-edition refurbished unit for you to buy and…
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Turn Your iPhone into a Retro Calculator

Turn Your iPhone into a Retro Calculator
Here’s a fun way to fool your friends into thinking you’re still living in the 1970s by turning your shiny new iPhone 4 into a classic digital calculator from days gone by. This case snaps onto…
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Commodore PET Gets New Life as Windows PC

Commodore PET Gets New Life as Windows PC
Remember the old Commodore PET personal computer from back in the late 1970s? With its trapezoidal built-in monitor, it was the most “futuristic” computer of its time, despite its relatively meager 6502 CPU and up to…
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Pokapon Dx: Wigs a Poppin’!

Pokapon Dx: Wigs a Poppin’!
We here in the U.S. might have had Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots when we were kids, but in Japan back in 1979, they had a little game called Pokapon. Instead of knocking off your opponent’s…
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Cray-1 Casemod Runs Way Faster Than the Original

Cray-1 Casemod Runs Way Faster Than the Original
While Cray Research may have only sold about eighty of it’s monstrous Cray-1 supercomputers back in the 1970s, its unusual hexadecagon design made it one of the most iconic computer systems of all time. So it…
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1970s Star Trek Fan Film is an Awesome Time Capsule

1970s Star Trek Fan Film is an Awesome Time Capsule
This retro video is sure to put a smile on the face of any original Trekkies out there. If you were a kid in the 1970s, then this is exactly what your epic Star Trek fan…
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Laser Cut Retro Art Brings Back Fond Childhood Memories

Laser Cut Retro Art Brings Back Fond Childhood Memories
See if you can name all of the iconic retro images you’ll find in cutoutpaper’s Retro Laser Cut art. I definitely recognize my Speak & Spell, NES controller, Casio calculator watch, Etch-a-Sketch, ViewMaster, Atari joystick and…
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