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This Video Game Was Made In The 1940’s

This Video Game Was Made In The 1940’s

Do you see that retro-looking device above? That’s a cathode ray tube amusement device, one of the one of the first interactive video games ever made. You can tell by the circular green display that this missile simulator game was inspired by the radar displays of World War II. It…

Vacuum Tube Chess Set

Vacuum Tube Chess Set

Paul Fryer’s Vacuum Tube Chess set—one of only seven made—actually have pieces that light up when they’re plugged in to the board. Now you’ll know exactly when someone picks up a piece from the board. [Allvisualarts via MAKE via BBG]

Chinese Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Won’t Have 3G, Wi-Fi, Reason To Exist

Chinese Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Won’t Have 3G, Wi-Fi, Reason To Exist

Just like 5800 XpressMusic ‘Tube’ won’t have 3G or Wi-Fi enabled when it makes its way to China, which pretty much negates any reasons that customers might have to want one. The 3G exclusion can at least be blamed on China’s lack of coverage, but disabling Wi-Fi on every new…