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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.


This Tiny Classic Arcade Is As Smart A Watch As You Need

You might think you need a watch that can check email, control your music, and even stay on top of Twitter updates, but you’ve been misled. ThinkGeek’s new Classic Arcade Wristwatch is all you really need strapped to your wrist, especially if you’re old enough to remember a time when beating a video game required a pocket full of quarters.


Instagram Would Have Been More Awesome In The '80s

We assume that all of the media we consume, and all of the social networks we obsess over, are only made possible by modern technology. But as this video demonstrates, even Instagram could have existed back in the 1980s — with only minor changes to how the service works today.


The Very First Mirrorless Camera Was A Gem Made By Epson. Yep. Epson.

By 2010, the mirrorless camera had become a model on the rise, with Sony, Olympus and Panasonic each pushing their new compact interchangeable-lens systems on the world. But the very first mirrorless camera came years before, made by a company known mostly for printers.


Give Your Browser Some Serious Nostalgia With These Emulator Websites

Want to stroll down virtual memory lane? You could futz around with classic software on a virtual machine or rummage through yard sales for a working model of your first computer. Or, you could cruise the


This Was An Electronic Christmas Card In 1960

Imagine being able to send a Christmas card electronically. Sounds crazy futuristic, right? Well that’s what this Sunday newspaper comic promised to the good people of 1960. Though it was a bit more complicated than the e-cards and emails we send today.


What's Your First Tech Memory?

The first tech I interacted with consisted of a Panasonic cassette player and that TV. What was sitting in your family’s living room or your grandma’s basement when you were little? Journey back to your earliest tech interactions and reminisce and let us know!


FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 Brings Retro Flair To Instant Film Cameras

Did you know that instant film cameras are still being made? Fujifilm’s line of Instax cameras has been trying to weather the digital storm, and it’s now releasing a new Instax camera that has a whole lot more style.