old school

Cassette MP3 player uses finger twisting for charging and song skipping

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/nvrd-10.jpg">There are so many wonderful things about this MP3 player idea. It’s not an actual product yet, but here are the basics. Fi

Oh man, does DesktopGaming.com have some great wallpapers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/punchoutnight.jpg">Prepare to commence nostalgiavating. DesktopGaming.com has various resolutions of breathtaking levels, backdrops, titl

Awesome: Floppy disk album packaging

A NY band called Science Vs. Witchcraft is releasing an EP soon, and in honor of (I’m sure) their nerdy roots, they’ve designed the packaging with a sweet 80’s diskette vibe. The CD

Good Old Games porting and selling awesome old DOS games

Oh hell yes. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. While sites like Abandonia and Home of the Underdogs have been incredibly good to my addiction to old-school DOS and Windows games, but m

14 classic (some still-running) tech rivalries

In case you forgot that Macs and PCs aren’t the best of pals, or that Nintendo and Sega used to send letter bombs to each other, this article should refresh your memory. I like reliving the old

A look back and the iMac: First impressions from 1998

Yesterday we wished happy birthday to the iMac, the personal computer from ten years ago that more or less saved Apple, leading the way to change the computer industry — as well as the music ind

100-year-old Adix calculator: elegant, beautiful, and practical

Apologies to our friend from the Seattle meetup who hates steampunk; this was too great to pass up (and not strictly steampunk). This wonderful little machine was state-of-the-art in 1903, when it was

The Orientation: Emulators

Part 1: Which emu is right for yu? I love old games. They’re a part of my history and there are a ton that really do hold up years later. I’m playing through X-COM and Chrono Trigger right

Pinhole cameras created from the things they are made to shoot

Here’s an interesting series of installation and photographic art that (as usual IMHO), when stripped of the preposterous artist’s statements, is quite beautiful and interesting. Wayne Mar

Motorola's "next-generation in-vehicle phone," Smart Rider

Back when I was a kid, we had a carphone, and it was awesome. Great sound, great signal, and it was big as hell, with a long curly wire. Looks like Motorola has been rummaging through my childhood mem

MP3 players coming up on ten year anniversary

Oh wow, I guess I’m getting old. Did anyone else own this player — the Eiger Labs MPMan? This is the 64-megabyte F20 shown here but I had the 32-megabyte F10. Remember how it hooked up to

Vintage Transformers Shirts: Somewhere Peter Ha's Head Just Exploded

NerdyShirts.com has made available a limited-edition run of vintage Transformers t-shirts, including one showing off the artwork from the 1984 movie poster. There’s also a Decepticon-flavored sh

Old Crap-Ass Phones That Cost Way Too Much

If you’ve got too much money, loathe technology, and can’t stand the weird smell of your local GoodWill store, AbleCom will sell you a dumpy-ass old phone for way more than it’s wort

Contra No-Death Speedrun

This video of a guy playing all the way through Contra is a speedrun no doubt, but still, I give him props for taking the time to play it and make it through Contra all the way. I mean playing the ori

Sanyo MAJ-U02 Ghetto Blaster

The MAJ-U02 is equipped with a CD player, USB port, cassette deck (sweet!), digital FM tuner and a SD/MMC slot. The speakers are also hopped up with a bass reflex system, an amplifier with bass boost