Kids of the 1980s Imagined the Year 2020 With Robot Butlers, Bubble-top Cities, and Nuclear War

Earlier this month we looked at predictions from kids at the turn of the 20th century. But what about more recently? Say, from the 1980s? Well, you’re in luck, because today we have predictions about the future from kids in 1984. And some of them are as dark and terrifying as you might guess for kids who were experiencing ever-present anxiety about the Cold War. Read More >>

Coleco’s Chameleon is a Retro Gaming Console Every 80s Kid Will Love

The brand new video game console, Coleco Chameleon, made its public debut at the New York Toy Fair this weekend, and although the system spent most of the convention behind a glass enclosure, it easily ran through short demos of old classic games and new retro-style games created by indie developers. Read More >>

Nothing is Better Than These 80s Internet Depictions of Technology

Ever spend time imagining what the world was like the year you popped into it? I love it. Because man, 1983 was ridiculous. And terrible. And awesome. Michael Jackson did his first moonwalk. AOL, Microsoft Word and My Little Pony came into existence. The first consumer Camcorder came out (Sony!) and weighed 3335268 kilos. And the internet looked something like this: Read More >>

Chubby Checker Sold Soul to Atari for Dig Dug Advert Song

Chubby Checker, of Let's Twist Again fame, recorded a special song for Atari in the early 1980s, a track that was supposed to be used as part of an advert for platform game Dig Dug. It wasn't, but it now exists in digital internet form for us all to... enjoy. Read More >>

Relive the ’80s and Run Windows 1.01 in Your Browser

In these smartphone-studded days, it's easy to forget how computers worked. Once you had to run programs off of floppy disks and wait ages for everything to load. Luckily for your nostalgia, some bored developers are keeping the past alive with full-featured emulators that run in your browser. Read More >>

The Shocking Virus Attacks of 1988

Computer viruses are an everyday pain in the arse for the majority of the computer-using world. Apart from those using Linux, we more or less all have to deal with malware at some point, but in 1988 it was all new and truly terrifying. Read More >>

In the ’80s, Apple Fanboys Were Douchebags Too

One could argue that everyone in the '80s dressed up like douchebags. That's probably true. I'm guilty of that (thanks mum!). But you can also argue that Apple users wearing Apple gear looked extra-douchebaggy with vagina cleaning foam on top. Read More >>