Stylophone goes 21st century
Rather deceptively called the Stylophone Original, this beauty is a near faithful reproduction of the original 70s electronic “musical” icon, but with some very 21st century tweaks…
Atari fan with too much time builds 15x working model of classic joystick
Atari may be dead in all but name now, but there's still a lot of nostalgia around for the iconic gaming company. Take a look at this video from Boing Boing which shows the work of Jason Torchinsky. He's built…
BBC iPlayer: yet another "TV highlights over the Net" service launches – how about some nostalgia?
The BBC has announced that an open beta trial of its iPlayer will launch next month. It joins Channel 4’s 4oD service — reportedly doing quite well — for those who want to sit at their PCs and watch highlights of the last week’s TV.
Stuart has already extolled the virtues of “Telly 2.0”. BT are heavily marketing their Vision service, and 4oD can be accessed via BT Vision and Virgin Media.
Are the BBC slow off the mark? When the beta launches next month, it’ll be for a select band of Windows XP users only, with other versions potentially rolling out over the following months. Having said that, Channel 4 still have licensing and technical issues with protecting their content – their excuse for not getting the service to work with Macs (or indeed, any other non-Windows system).
The ZX Spectrum: 25 years old today
Yes, 25 years ago today, Clive Sinclair (now Sir), launched the ZX Spectrum home computer. Ahh the nostalgia. Not that I ever owned one, but a number of my friends did, and so I was still able to experience the…