The geniuses at Squirrel Monkey are back with a new video that imagines what a popular technology of today would be like if it had been created decades ago. This time, they show how an Amazon Alexa of 1988 would work. They do a perfect job of recreating the experience of using computers in the 1980s.
In this episode of the 8-Bit Guy, David does a video survey of 108 types of storage media that we modern humans have used to store information. He divides the media into three categories: mechanical media, magnetic media, and optical media. He starts at the Edison Wax Cylinder and ends up at Bubble Memory. This… READ THE REST
I've linked to Michael Gardi's retrocomputing replicas and recreations quite a few times. Here's a list: How to make a "computer on a card" from the 1960s How to make a replica of the GENIAC Electric Brain from 1955 Complete instructions for making a replica of the Minivac 601 educational computer kit 3D printed replica… READ THE REST
Sam Battle of Look Mum No Computer, the mad sonic scientist who brought us the Furby Organ, has done it again. This time, he turned a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive into an awesomely retro-sounding synthesizer. The Sega Mega Drive included a Yamaha YM2612 six-channel FM synthesizer chip under the hood. Sam broke that out to create… READ THE REST
If you need something, it's always good to shop around to find the best price. That's a tenet of shopping that covers buying a new car, a new towel, eggs…virtually anything. And it's no different if you're in the market for cloud storage space. A quick look at some of the biggest, most well-known cloud… READ THE REST
We live in a noisy, noisy world. From leaf-blowers to traffic to raucous stadium-sized sporting events or concerts, we are almost constantly enveloped in a cacophony of sound. And believe it — that noise is already doing a serious number on your ears. About 40 million Americans in their 20s through their 60s have noise-induced… READ THE REST
No parent wants to push their kid too hard down any particular career path. Beyond the bad look of being THAT mom or dad, you also know the moment you start pushing a kid to be a doctor or lawyer or scientist is almost always the moment they'll decide that's what they never want to… READ THE REST