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If you're wondering why anybody would want to record in VHS quality, well, you clearly never woke up with a strange desire to recreate 80's family home videos that show your dad's mullet in its full glory. In case we've helped you see the light but can't find your parents' decades-old camcorder in...

August 20th 2015 at 9:58am 0 Comments
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French artist Ob Rey mashes together a number of different media for his latest series, dubbed "V"HS. The five apparitional black and white images, each of which is accompanied by a short film, is supposed to represent a post-human world in which monstrous beings burst forth into a confusing and f...

July 30th 2015 at 1:36pm 0 Comments
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on t...

April 29th 2014 at 9:12pm 0 Comments
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VideoHeroeS is a good fit for Fantastic Arcade, the annual indie game exhibition tied to Fantastic Fest, a genre film showcase held in Austin, Texas. VHS is a game about the nostalgia of picking out movies, on VHS, in the 90s from the local rental store – players are the store clerk and hav...

August 24th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Sure, watching YouTube videos in HD is great when you want clarity, but maybe you've been yearning for that grainy, tape-recorded look. Marking what's apparently the 57th anniversary of cassette-based video recording, the YouTube team has snuck a VHS tape-shaped button on select videos. Clicking i...

April 15th 2013 at 12:51am 0 Comments
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A collector of gaming antiquities has provided an incredible public service to the world, by uploading six extremely rare, extremely retro Nintendo corporate promotional tapes to YouTube. The six videos (above and after the break) were originally used as sales pitches to promote various products an...

February 9th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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We've seen a fair share of VCR hacking in our day, but this momentum scroll wheel built from an old VCR head by Instructables community member Osgeld sets a new bar for jerry-rigging dead technology. Apparently the project arose from a desire to find a 21st century-approved use for the circular par...

December 8th 2010 at 1:06am 0 Comments
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The way we see it, unless you're old enough to have taped a world premiere Smiths video off of 120 Minutes (probably "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before") you have no business hoarding VHS tapes. But maybe you are enamored with their many charms: actual tape that gets taut, stretches...

March 24th 2010 at 9:53am 0 Comments
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Unfortunately these guys are already sold out (though maybe there'll be more soon), but I'm still posting them here just to gaze on their awesomeness -- Etsy user Rabbitrampage put together these six iPhone icon keychains (well, five iPhone and one Finder) out of felt, thread, and fiber fill. I thi...

February 4th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Toshiba's showing it has moved on from the horrors of the format war, today announcing Three Non-HD DVD Recorders and a few other Japan only Blu-ray products. The top of the line D-BW1005K DVR connects with the future via a 1TB HDD, several tuners and the aforementioned disc burning capability but...

January 14th 2010 at 5:50pm 0 Comments