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This Retro Watch Has A Simple Solution To Battery Life For Wearables

The miniaturisation of technology has hit a bit of a wall as of late, thanks to the limitations of batteries. Smartwatches could easily be packed with even more functionality, but who wants to have to charge it multiple times a day? John De Cristofaro’s retro-looking ChronodeVFD watch has the solution with swappable AA batteries.


Wrap Your Walls In A Glorious Tribute To Classic Cartridge Gaming

Nintendo has stuck with plastic cartridges for its portable gaming machines, but every other console you can buy today left them behind years ago. Which is too bad, because there was a certain charm to swapping those old seemingly indestructible game carts. And if you’re feeling nostalgic for them, you can now deck out your home with this wallpaper homage to those far-from-forgotten cartridges from your childhood.


These Tiny Game Boy Headphones Are Wonderful, Even If They Sound Awful

When it comes to buying gadgets and electronics there’s always going to be compromise. To get the features you want, you’ll have to learn to live with things you don’t. Take these headphones, for example. For just $US20, they probably don’t sound amazing, but the inline remote and mic is shaped like an adorably tiny Game Boy. A fair trade-off if I ever heard one.


Panasonic Goes Old-School With Its Cassette-Shaped Voice Recorder

Panasonic is clearly targeting a certain demographic, or at least a specific age group, with its latest voice recorder. Because anyone who grew up before the age of MP3s, or even compact discs, will spot the RR-S30′s uncanny resemblance to an audio cassette tape. To anyone younger, it will simply look like something they vaguely remember seeing in their parent’s garage — or a museum.


Hilarious Retro Game Lets You Play As Glorious Leader! Kim Jong-un

Behold the trailer for Glorious Leader! — a game that lets you play as Kim Jong-un battling against the forces of capitalism evil on foot or your trusty unicorn. You can be the Supreme Leader of North Korea himself and a friend can play with you as Dennis Rodman.


Mad Men Cast Star In Ads That Seem Created By Sterling Cooper & Partners

ABC came up with these playful ads — starring the Mad Men cast as models — in a campaign targeting Emmy Award voters. They are made in a distinctly ’60s style and almost seem like the creations of Sterling Cooper & Partners.


Sci-fi Chinese Porcelain Plates Show Giant Robots And Alien Invasions

Check out Calamityware fine China plates designed by Don Moyers — instead of peaceful scenes and landscapes, they are full of flying dragons, destructive robots and giant sea monsters.


The Fifth Element Game That Sadly Never Was

You probably don’t remember The Fifth Element game for PlayStation because it was so crappy. And you don’t remember this 8-bit The Fifth Element game because, sadly, it never existed. It’s just a video made by those jerks at CineFix, who keep taunting us with awesome but fake retro game remakes of classic movies.


Get This Precious Retro Hobbit Game Into My iPad Right Now

I fondly remember one of the very first games I played on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum: The Hobbit, a text adventure with crude illustrations that was probably made in BASIC. It was crap, but this Hobbit game looks great. So good that it makes me hate the Cinefix guys for making these awesome videos without actually releasing any real games.


NSA System Can Record An Every Call Made In Australia For 30 Days At A Time

Remember all that business about the NSA saying it only collects phone metadata? Yeah, that’s not true. Not only can the NSA listen in on foreigners’ phone calls. It can record “every single” conversation in an entire country and store the recordings for 30 days at a time, a new Washington Post report reveals.