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Space Age is a brand new game featuring a team of space explorers who have just landed on an unpopulated, very retro planet named Kepler-16. While they don't initially have a mission to fulfill, after wandering around a bit, the team soon realizes that there's much to be uncovered in this new, yet...

November 13th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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I don't consider myself a gamer in the sense that I avidly play games on a regular basis. I just play them for sheer enjoyment or to pass time, especially when something is trendy and addictive. Every so often a game comes along that reminds you why you play them in the first place. One of those g...

November 10th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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If you don't have the near-US$1 million to spare to buy a genuine Apple 1 computer, why not build your own working replica? Master model Ben Heckendorn (AKA Ben Heck) does just that in a new three-part episode of element14's The Ben Heck Show. In this first episode, Ben talks about the origins of...

November 10th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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There's nothing Apple fans love more than dressing up their devices with some sort of accessory, especially when that accessory mimics something retro. In this case, Jeffrey Stephenson -- a computer modder and designer who has a list of awards a mile long for his ingenuity -- decided to turn an iPa...

November 7th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday we brought you news of a Wired photo gallery with a few great early Steve Jobs photos from Doug Menuez's book Fearless Genius. Today, we bring you some more glimpses into Silicon Valley's golden age that Menuez has decided to share with us, along with his own insights and recollections f...

November 6th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Flat design. Pfffft. You know what's really cool? ASCII renditions of Star Wars: A New Hope in what appears to be its entirety. This bonafide internet gem (and who even knows how many others) are hidden in Windows 93, a web app spotted by The Verge that mimics a bygone time of cathode-ray tube mon...

October 27th 2014 at 9:43pm 0 Comments
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Yes, OS X Yosemite is sexy, modern, and a far cry from what Apple desktops ran 20+ years ago, but that doesn't mean there's no value in nostalgia. Way back when Macs ran on CPUs with speeds of 33MHz (or even less), OS 7 -- also called System 7 -- was the best looking operating system most users had...

October 27th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The Apple logo is a fairly common subject of custom pastry artists -- the Apple pie jokes write themselves -- but rarely do any intrepid chefs attempt to recreate the colorful retro look. Flickr user Pingiwingi knocked it out of the park with this cake, which looks almost too good to eat. Bravo! [...

October 24th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Let's face it: There's always a part of us that can't resist a good bit of pixel art -- be it on bank notes, in games or even in the form of sculptures. For those who are seeking something more interactive, you may want to check out the Dotti by Hong Kong startup Witti. What we have here is a litt...

October 15th 2014 at 5:36pm 0 Comments