Just as Kyle Bean recently showed us the evolution of the mobile, this new Pilot ACE print from Joe Oliver charts the development of computing technology over time.
These Game Over cup and saucer sets – from newly opened webstore The TeaShed - offer a fresh take on some of your favourite retro gaming icons.
At first glance, they look like delicate white porcelain cup and saucers – albeit with a bright pattern. Peer a bit closer and you'll realise the patterns come straight out of your favourite games. The Space Invaders cup and saucer is pictured but there's also designs that use the motifs of Tetris, Pac Man and, slightly more up-to-date, Snake. Each design is available in either a blue or red colour scheme.
A fresh look at a favourite theme, a cup and saucer will set you back £15.
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This retro gaming controller calculator is one way to make sums a whole lot more fun. Available from Urban Outfitters, it has applied the functions of a calculator to the looks and shapes of a classic gaming handset.
There are a lot more keys than on your average controller: your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division keys are found where you would normally find the directions, while instead of the usual jump and attack keys you've got such delights as the square root and percentage functions.
Designed to help you master problems even more challenging than the average game, the calculator costs £12.
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Recently, we featured an article on the best vintage camera apps for the iPhone. But what about photos you've already taken on a camera? Well, now there's Lo-Fi.
It follows a similar principle to the mobile apps, but operates on your PC or Mac to offer retro effects for existing photos. You can mix a wide range of effects from the film world, such as grain, colourful cross processing, lens blur, light leaks and frames. Combine more than one to create something unique. You can even hit a button for random effects, if you can't be bothered tweaking.
Along with editing, there's also easy sharing via Flickr and Facebook and if you want to try it out, there's also the option to try for free. If you like, the full download sells for $29.
We first saw this back in August, with the reissued Commodore 64 mixing authentic 80s-style looks with a modern specification. Well, it's now got a new name, the C64x, as well as some official photos and a confirmed set of features, including the option to revert to an '80s machine.
According to Wired, the new version has a dual-core Atom processor, 2GB memory, NVIDIA Ion2 graphics and a Blu-ray drive. There's also lots of USB and memory card slots, along with HDMI, VGA and DVI-D ports. But there's also some added authenticity.