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Category: Computing

Love Hulten’s EvoBoxx Plays the Game of Life

Love Hulten’s EvoBoxx Plays the Game of Life
Designer Love Hulten has created some truly amazing pieces of retro-inspired technology, from arcade cabinets, to computers, to giant LEGO replicas. Love’s latest build is unlike any that has come before it. The EvoBoxx is a visual synthesizer that’s designed around the classic cellular simulation Game of Life.

The Turing Pi Clusterboard Runs Seven Raspberry Pis at Once

The Turing Pi Clusterboard Runs Seven Raspberry Pis at Once
Raspberry Pi computers have been quite the revolution for makers, encouraging experimentation and creativity thanks to their low cost and compact size. And while the tiny computers are by no means high-end in their processing power, they continue to get faster with each generation.
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Learn How to Make a Motherboard Cake

Learn How to Make a Motherboard Cake
If you want to make a cake that looks like a motherboard, you may have struggled in the past. Maybe it came out looking more like a motherboard after a fire. Well, Los Angeles baker and author Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies is here to help.

This Eames Inspired Mouse Is Like Furniture for Your Desktop

This Eames Inspired Mouse Is Like Furniture for Your Desktop
Fans of Eames era furniture are probably sad that they don’t have a computer setup to go with all of their other mid-century modern furniture. Well, this mouse inspired by Eames furniture would be the perfect compliment to your decor.

Building a Tiny Commodore PET

Building a Tiny Commodore PET
The Commodore PET 2001 was one of the very first personal computers I remember ever seeing. The green-screened 8-bit system wasn’t very powerful, but I always loved its iconic all-in-one design. I always wanted to own one if just to put it on display, but I don’t really have the space to spare.

This Colorful LED Rounded-key Keyboard Looks Sweet

This Colorful LED Rounded-key Keyboard Looks Sweet
I’ve seen keyboards with colorful LED backlighting, and keyboards with cool retro-style round keys. But this is the first time I’ve come across a single keyboard which combines the two ideas into one. This colorful and distinctive keyboard from Ajazz features bright LED backlighting, which provides a brilliant backdrop to its rounded keys.

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real
The HBO series Silicon Valley is one of my favorite comedies on TV. It’s a hilarious take on the software and hardware industries, and the crazy stuff that happens in pursuit of funding and customers. Among the show’s colorful characters is Gavin Belson, the egotistical CEO of Hooli – a corporate buffoon who epitomizes the Peter Principle.

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines

Micro Versions of Classic Consoles and Computers: Micro Machines
I’ve long contemplated starting a collection of vintage computers and video games, but I really don’t have the space, and my wife probably wouldn’t appreciate a bunch of extra junk in our already jampacked house. Thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, I might be able to fulfill my dream without taking up much space at all.

Condom Flash Drive Protects Your Data

Condom Flash Drive Protects Your Data
Flash drives are a dime a dozen these days. In fact, I get so many of them handed to me at media events, that I could probably build a 10 terabyte array out of the ones I have stashed in my desk drawers. 

Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks

Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks
If you are looking for a Halloween scare of the audio variety, check this out. You only have a day until the big holiday, so turn off the lights, turn up your volume, and put Paweł Zadrożniak’s latest work on loop.

Guy Builds a Gaming PC Inside of a Toaster

Guy Builds a Gaming PC Inside of a Toaster
Plug this thing in, and all your games are toast, and so is your computer. For real. xXNokkenXx created this toaster PC by stripping down a stainless steel four-slice toaster, installing a wooden block at the base and mounting the components to that.

HP’s Alexa-controlled Tango Printer Looks Like a Book

HP’s Alexa-controlled Tango Printer Looks Like a Book
HP has come out with a compact inkjet printer called Tango that they are calling “the world’s first smart home printer.” Not only is it unique because HP also designed it to look like a book, but it comes with Alexa support built in. 

Play Floppy Disk Games on Your Smartphone

Play Floppy Disk Games on Your Smartphone
You can already play classic games on your phone. That’s no big deal. But if you want something closer to an authentic experience, where you play old games on your phone USING A FLOPPY DISK, you are in luck.

Mini Commodore 64 Gets Another Launch Date

Mini Commodore 64 Gets Another Launch Date
We’ve expected to see the tiny, retro Commodore 64 game console land for us to buy for a while now. We first talked about it back in October 2017 when it was promised for early 2018.

Apple Store Robbed Of $27,000 In Products In 30 Seconds

Apple Store Robbed Of $27,000 In Products In 30 Seconds
Some criminals don’t care if it is broad daylight, or how many people are around. They just want to steal things. And with the open concept and lack of real security at Apple Stores, I guess it doesn’t matter what time of day it is or how many people are around.

The Original Macintosh Finder Control Panel, Cross-stitched

The Original Macintosh Finder Control Panel, Cross-stitched
I once tried cross-stitching in an art class in school once. I stabbed myself repeatedly in the finger making my DNA part of the project. But if you can avoid the bloody bits, it turns out that cross-stitching is a wonderful way to recreate pixel art. 
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