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NYC Removes Final Payphone

The march of time and technology never stops. The latest item to be reduced to the trash is the final payphone in New York City. In a place where payphones…Continue readingNYC Removes Final Payphone

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Excel’s Debut Commercial Is Everything We Love About the 90’s

Microsoft Excel is everywhere these days. It lives on the web via Office 365, in a standalone application since 1992, and has been replicated tons of times. Excel will always…Continue readingExcel’s Debut Commercial Is Everything We Love About the 90’s

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The Legend of Beavis

The internet is an amazing place to mix two separate things together and create comedy. Over on YouTube, someone took a Legend of Zelda animated short and overlaid it with…Continue readingThe Legend of Beavis

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A Farewell to iPod

It’s hard to imagine Apple without the iPod. In the Steve Jobs era, the iPod was the device that took them from “doing okay” to becoming a monumental success of…Continue readingA Farewell to iPod

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All The Data

The same news comes around every few years: Friends, the TV show that shows no slowing down in popularity, moves to another streaming service. From Netflix to HBO Go Max,…Continue readingAll The Data

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The Discman was amazing. The Discman was awful.

When it comes to music in the “before times” prior to the iPod, there was a huge boon when Sony introduced its Walkman portable cassette player. It was the first…Continue…Continue readingThe Discman was amazing. The Discman was awful.

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Grunge Is Old

Get ready Xennials and older folks because I’m about to say something that will make you shudder: Gen Z has deemed Grunge music as Oldies. 😱 I know, right? But…Continue readingGrunge Is Old

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Finish Him

One staple of the mid-nineties is Mortal Kombat. The arcade game took the world by storm due to its digitized fighters recorded from real actors. Oh, and there was violence…Continue readingFinish Him

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Little Prince

Prince is one of the greatest modern musicians. His influence was huge and certainly, he left this planet way too early. But something that can bring a smile to music-lovers…Continue readingLittle Prince

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First To Find

Years ago, I don’t even know how, I learned about a weird treasure hunting game. Something called “Geocaching” was a game wherein you printed some GPS coordinates out and put…Continue readingFirst To Find

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Reboot Madness

Clicking around the internet, you may be looking for something new to watch. Some TV shows look interesting while some have run their course, yet continue for another season. But…Continue…Continue readingReboot Madness

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Rotary Dial

If you’re looking to combine retro-tech with new-age capabilities, look no further than this innovative idea. (Fellow Long Islander) Justine Haupt is someone who wants to carry a cell phone…Continue readingRotary Dial

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Next Of Kin

The unveiling of a new product is a milestone for any company. Years of R&D, hundreds of hours in meetings, immense time and money spent, all to coalesce into a…Continue…Continue readingNext Of Kin

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Walking The Catalog

It’s a normal Saturday afternoon of browsing shelf after shelf of items for sale. Some displays are elaborately laid out. Other sections have setups that feature wonderful layouts on the…Continue…Continue readingWalking The Catalog

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Pokemon Uncut

Eagle-eyed reporting from Matt Jarvis at Dicebreaker. He caught this unusual item up for auction: an uncut sheet of Pokemon cards from the 1998 Base Set. The uncut sheet –…Continue readingPokemon Uncut

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Page ‘Em

It’s a beautiful day in the woods. Far off the grid, away from stores, people, or even shelters more stable than a tent, Jeff Wilson is backpacking through deep woods.…Continue…Continue readingPage ‘Em

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CDs Bounce Back

Leave it to the constant march of time to give CDs a nostalgic resurgence. News out of Pitchfork, like it’s 1999, shows that 2021 was the first time CD’s have…Continue readingCDs Bounce Back

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Thundercats Redrawn

Classic animation gets a modern take over on YouTube where user Xtremee_Ghost has done a phenomenal job with Thundercats. This person has hand drawn each frame of the original opening…Continue readingThundercats Redrawn

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And We’re Calling it iPhone

It’s been fifteen years since Steve Jobs spoke those words. A lot of grand claims were made at MacWorld 2007 at the iPhone’s unveiling. Some were seen as laughable. Some…Continue readingAnd We’re Calling it iPhone

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Embracing The Ring

Sometimes a company has a monumental screwup so big that they simply want to move on. Never look back and never talk about it again. For Microsoft, that is certainly…Continue readingEmbracing The Ring

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Pocketing the Games

Console manufacturer Analogue is a well-known player in the retro-gaming scene. They make high-end gaming consoles that can play retro games. The machines emulate original hardware via fancy chips called…Continue readingPocketing the Games

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Atari XP Publishing New Atari 2600 Games

If you’re a fan of the Atari 2600 and second generation console gaming, then you’re in for a treat. A company called AtariXP is gearing up to sell brand new…Continue readingAtari XP Publishing New Atari 2600 Games

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The Paid Social Network Nobody Wanted

In the early 2010s there were two mighty giants in the social media landscape: Facebook and Twitter. One behemoth was scrapping its way in an attempt to be a third.…Continue…Continue readingThe Paid Social Network Nobody Wanted

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The Verge’s Worst of the Worst

It’s hard to believe, but The Verge is celebrating 10 years this week. They’re posting a bunch of retrospectives that are great reads. One of them takes the cake. In…Continue readingThe Verge’s Worst of the Worst

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It’s a Sock for Your AirPods

One of the silliest accessories Apple ever released were the iPod Socks. For $29 you could get a set of six socks for your iPod. It was weird but a…Continue readingIt’s a Sock for Your AirPods

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Nokia 6310 Steps Out of the Time Machine

If there was a perfect example of news that hit the TimeMachiner trifecta (Tech, Culture, and Nostalgia) it’s this. Last week Nokia announced they’re bringing back one of their most…Continue readingNokia 6310 Steps Out of the Time Machine

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Dial I for Information

It’s the top of the 5th inning and the NY Mets have a runner on first. I’m sitting with three of my closest friends at Yankee Stadium, enjoying a crisp…Continue…Continue readingDial I for Information

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Grand Theft Auto: On The Go

It seems Rockstar is busy remastering some of their best work. They’re focusing on a pinnacle of early-aughts gaming: Grand Theft Auto III and the immediate follow-ups Vice City and…Continue readingGrand Theft Auto: On The Go

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Twenty One Years and Waiting: The Fans Keeping Sliders Alive

“What do we do now?” Those were the final words uttered by a character in the final scene of the final episode, The Seer, of the final season of the…Continue…Continue readingTwenty One Years and Waiting: The Fans Keeping Sliders Alive

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Back in the Day, Video Games Were Hard

Video games should always be fun (it’s my only rule when playing) but oh man, old NES games could be brutal. Weird ways to make them more difficult or lack…Continue readingBack in the Day, Video Games Were Hard