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Saturday Night Speakers Do Disco Stu Proud

Saturday Night Speakers Do Disco Stu Proud

I was researching a different story altogether, when I came across these awesome desktop speakers which look like little disco dancers. At first glance, I actually thought they looked like South Park’s Eric Cartman dressed up…

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DIY Headphones Are Brady Bunch-Y and Cool

DIY Headphones Are Brady Bunch-Y and Cool

These DIY headphones look fantastic! I can only (probably erroneously) assume the sound quality matches the look. Flickr user j.rusten furniture studio shared the story behind these headphones he made for himself. He says, “I adapted…

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Space Intruderz Lamps Sure Look Like Invaders to Me

Space Intruderz Lamps Sure Look Like Invaders to Me

In a not-too-obvious attempt to avoid a cease and desist letter from Taito’s copyright attorneys, these fun video game inspired lamps go by the nom de plume “Space Intruderz”, rather than the “Invaders” moniker more befitting…

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Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop

What better way to break up the monotony of trolling the aisles of the grocery store than with a little video game action? The guys at this funky Milwaukee, Wisconsin grocery store are happy to oblige…

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Atari 2600 Cake is One Sweet Console

Atari 2600 Cake is One Sweet Console

Not to be outdone by the edible Atari 2600 joystick, the pastry artisans from Los Angeles’ Cakes by the Pound went all out when they created this delectable Atari-inspired masterpiece. An awesome work of baked goodness,…

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Atari 2600 Super Mario Brothers, Sorta.

Atari 2600 Super Mario Brothers, Sorta.

Ever wonder what a Mario game would have looked like if it came out on the Atari 2600 instead of the NES? The guys over at Geekstir dug up this great clip which shows off what…

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Pixel T-Shirts Bring Back Atari 2600 Memories

Pixel T-Shirts Bring Back Atari 2600 Memories

These great 8-bit inspired t-shirts remind me of the wonderful simplicity and joy of the early days of video gaming. Designed by Stuart Witts, the shirts feature big, bold, blocky images of either a pair of…

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Electronic Paper Could have Worked Like This

Electronic Paper Could have Worked Like This

For those of you out there who aren’t big fans of electronic paper devices like the Amazon Kindle and Sony’s e-Reader, just be thankful that we didn’t end up in an alternative universe where this was…

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Retro LED Watch Brings Back Memories

Retro LED Watch Brings Back Memories

Unless you’re as ancient as me, you might not remember the earliest LED watches from back in the 1970s. Now you can own a remake of one of the most clean, minimal LED timepieces from that…

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Cb Handset for Mobile Phones: 10-4 Good Buddy

Cb Handset for Mobile Phones: 10-4 Good Buddy

Breaker, breaker, any of you got your ears on out there? This wacky invention out of Japan lets you use your cell phone like an old CB radio. The Taito Transceiver hooks up to your mobile…

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Pimp My Ride 70s Style With an Atari 2600

Pimp My Ride 70s Style With an Atari 2600

Who needs an LCD headrest screen and an Xbox 360 for each passenger in their car anyway? Here’s the proper way to outfit your ride with gaming tech. This 1979 Buick Riviera has all the style…

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Pong Arcade Machine Up for Bid

Pong Arcade Machine Up for Bid

Here’s a rare find over on eBay. It’s an early PONG machine, circa 1973. The game was made by SYZYGY for Atari. The machine is in surprisingly good condition for an arcade game made nearly 35…

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Video of the Day: Trs-80 Dancing Demon

Video of the Day: Trs-80 Dancing Demon

Here’s a blast from the past that I stumbled upon earlier today. I don’t know why I found it so entertaining, but I guess it just reminded me of when I was just a geektot. There’s…

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Atari Video Music: Forgotten 1970s Tech

Atari Video Music: Forgotten 1970s Tech

Everyone remembers Atari for their famous video game consoles, arcade games and even home computers. Being a child of 1970s and 80s technology, I’m surprised that I don’t ever remember seeing this oddity. The Atari Video…

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Space Invaders Luggage

Space Invaders Luggage

Fans of the classic arcade shooter Space Invaders can now wear their pride on their shoulder with this travel bag. The Rockza Space Invaders bag is made from black PVC with a long shoulder strap. It…

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Playing Pong on a 500 Square Foot Display

Playing Pong on a 500 Square Foot Display

Some guys from a theatrical lighting supplier decided to crank up their fancy LED light curtain with a little round of Atari’s classic 1970′s arcade game, PONG. The light curtains create a digital grid using thousands…

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