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Classic '80s Toy Robots Breakdancing Is A Fun Nostalgia Trip

Video: YouTuber BreaksBricks has created a delightful stop-motion LEGO animation featuring a couple of retro ’80s toy robots having a break-dancing competition — which eventually gets a little over-competitive.


No One Is Going To Use This VW Kombi Bed For Sleeping

Lots of kids dream about drifting off to sleep in a racecar bed every night, but as you get older, privacy and relaxation are much higher priorities. It doesn’t mean you have to eventually switch to a boring four-poster, though — not when a Portugal-based company called Circu makes a bed that lets you sleep in a kombi every night.


Building A Windows 98 Gaming PC In 2016 Is A Pain In The Arse

Video: 1998 was such a good year for PC gaming. Half-Life, Grim Fandango, Baldur’s Gate, Star Craft, Rogue Squadron and many, many more. Dang. Those looking to relive the glory days could easily run most of these games through a virtual machine, but YouTuber nine took it a step (or several) further and built a period-accurate 1998 gaming rig.


LEGO's Second Attempt At A Classic '60s VW Beetle Has Finally Perfected Its Curves

Available starting August 1 for $149.99, LEGO’s new Volkswagen Beetle isn’t as large or complex as its Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But the company’s designers have worked hard to perfectly recreate the curves and contours of the car that help defined the ’60s, even introducing new pieces to help replicate the Beetle’s iconic bulging fenders.


The Case That Turns Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy Was Shown Working At E3

The folks at Neowin made an exciting discovery at E3 this week. Originally teased as an April Fools’ joke over a year ago, Hyperkin’s Smart Boy was not only on the show floor with an updated design this year, it was also fully-functional, with a possible official release closer to December.


Guy Gets Chromecast To Work On Vintage TV, Results In Great Fun

Good news for the basements and attics of the world: bulky old cathode ray TVs are no longer useless! And turning them into a retro streaming device is easier than it looks.


Giant Faces Stare Back In Nathan Smith's Series Of Retro Oil Paintings

They’re enormous: giant faces that peer at you over the horizon or from under ocean waves. They’re the subject of Nathan Smith’s fantastic series of oil paintings, which call back to the classic covers of sci-fi paperbacks.


An Atari Cartridge Game Boy Lets You Play Retro Games Without A Console

The electronics powering the Atari 2600 were even simpler than those found in the original Game Boy. So why are recreations like the Atari Flashback 2.0 so big? There’s no reason they have to be, as lovablechevy proved by squeezing them into a old Atari video game cartridge.


How To Send An Email In 1984

Personal computing has changed a lot in the last 30 years, as this episode segment from 80s tech show Database will no doubt prove. For example, what the heck is the Micronet?


Free Emulator Lets You Play Classic 8-Bit Nintendo Games In 3D

Video: 3D TVs may have gone the way of the Dodo, but as the Oculus Rift has proven, a third dimension can make video games far more immersive. That even goes for the 2D Nintendo classics you grew up playing, thanks to a new emulator with a intelligent algorithm that automatically converts those games to 3D.


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