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  • 100% Fun

    100% Fun

    If 2016 taught us anything it’s that the internet isn’t fun anymore. It’s not that a soulless network of computers interconnected via TCP/IP was ever supposed to be fun. It’s that eventually fun overlaid itself on that network and created a world where nearly everyone could interact without fear. Kids grew up in a world where it was easier to talk to someone in… Read More

  • BitCam is a fun, retro camera app for “your mini pocket computer”

    BitCam is a fun, retro camera app for “your mini pocket computer”

    If your early days on the internet involved dial-up modems, slow-loading pages, and low-res graphics, then you’ll get a kick out of a new app called BitCam. The app, which hails from Iconfactory, best known as the makers of popular Twitter client Twitterrific, lets you snap retro-looking images with your iPhone camera. But it’s more than that – the app itself is designed to… Read More

  • SPUN’s New App Makes It Easy To Mash Up Videos And Make Your Own Memes

    Short videos, looping videos and GIFs are some of the hottest types of user-generated content on the web today, and have everyone from Instagram to Twitter and even Facebook and Google getting involved in offering support and tools for creators. Today, a new app called SPUN wants to capitalize on this growing trend by allowing users to mash up videos from their phone along with topical… Read More

  • Make Your Own Lonely Electric Zoo Of One Using Wavepot

    Make Your Own Lonely Electric Zoo Of One Using Wavepot

    Knob-twiddlers take note: Wavepot is a cool new way to program some hot EDM beats in the privacy of your bedroom/techno cave. Designed to be a live, programmable digital audio workstation (at this point it’s more of a digital signal processor), the website lets you program music and sound the way you’d program a web page or simple app. You set up the parameters, add various… Read More

  • Booting A PDP-11

    Booting A PDP-11

    As we move swiftly into an era of ubiquitous computing, Internets of Things, and mind-machine connections via wetware, it’s important to step back and take a look at where we’ve been. That’s why this How-To by Trammell Hudson is so cool. It shows how to boot a PDP-11 so you can play Adventure on a monochrome screen and reminds us that old computer were as finicky as Model… Read More

  • 8-Bit True Detective Is Just The Ticket For King In Yellow Withdrawal

    8-Bit True Detective Is Just The Ticket For King In Yellow Withdrawal

    For those of you suffering True Detective withdrawal (and really, aren’t we all?) here’re the adventures of Rust and Marty as an 8-bit video game. Video game Rust won’t win any acting awards, but whoever came up with the video sure should. Note: Arguably this isn’t 8-bit – more like EGA or Gameboy Advance, but you get the idea. Read More

  • BBC Releases 30th Anniversary Edition Of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Text Adventure Game. You Have Died (And Gone To Gaming Heaven)

    BBC Releases 30th Anniversary Edition Of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Text Adventure Game. You Have Died (And Gone To Gaming Heaven)

    You are on a blog. The latest news is at the top and scrolls down infinitely. The first story is about the 30th Anniversary Edition of Infocom’s Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy text adventure game. There is also a story about Kantar here.
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  • So You Nailed Your Wearable Strategy, Now It’s Time To Figure Out WTF Your Twitter Bio Should Be

    So You Nailed Your Wearable Strategy, Now It’s Time To Figure Out WTF Your Twitter Bio Should Be

    First, a website could help you figure out your wearable strategy automatically. Now, another site wants to help you with the challenging task of coming up with something profound to say about yourself in your Twitter bio. Digital ad and media-focused news site Digiday has created an homage to the popular WhatTheFuckIsMyWearableStrategy website created by Brit Daniel O’Connell, aptly… Read More

  • Here, Play With Windows 1.01 And Mac OS System 7

    Here, Play With Windows 1.01 And Mac OS System 7

    It’s been a long day and all you want to do is play some KidPix or Adventure. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Using Hampa Hug’s PCE in-browser emulator, two programmers have built clever hacks that bring those two classic OSes to your browser. Read More

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