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The 11 Best Gadgets of 2019 to Get You Excited About 2020

We’re in a pretty stable place right now when it comes to gadgets. For the most part, we’re currently stuck in a cycle of continuous, minute iterations to the same ol’ tech and it’s hard to get excited about that. But the gadgets below didn’t just end up being our favourites, they also did a good job of getting us hyped up for what’s ahead. Yes, there were disasters this year – one of the products on this list even started out as such! That said, these are some of the very best gadgets of 2019. You might disagree, but you would be wrong. Read More >>

Only Die-Hard Retro Gamers Will Want This Box That Lets Modern Consoles Connect to Old-School Tube TVs

If there’s one good reason to drop £150 on Analogue’s Mega Sg or Super Nt consoles, it’s that they allow you to play your favourite retro 16-bit games on a modern TV that only supports HDMI. But some nostalgic gamers demand the most authentic retro experience, and for them Analogue is releasing a new digital-to-analogue converter allowing its modern consoles to connect to the outdated CRT TVs that most of us were happy to see die. Read More >>

The Guys Behind the Best NES and SNES Clones Have Built the Ultimate Sega Console

While companies like Nintendo and Sony are content to cram a smattering of back-catalogue titles into a tiny box to cash in on gaming nostalgia, Analogue has instead focused on making it easy for devoted retro gamers to enjoy all of their favourite classic games by making them shine on modern TVs. To date, the company has focused on Nintendo, but its new Mega Sg is its first throwback console for Sega fans. Read More >>

This Adapter Lets You Use Modern Wireless Controllers With Your Classic Apple II Computer

To date, Analogue has released adapters allowing nostalgic gamers to use modern wireless controllers on both their classic NES and Super Nintendo consoles. But the company, working with 8Bitdo, is turning the clock back even further with a new wireless adapter for the 40-year-old Apple II and IIc computers. Read More >>

You Can Now Use Your Wireless Controllers With the Original Super Nintendo

If the original NES was your first crush, the Super Nintendo was the console you wanted to spend the rest of your life with. Its rounded controller was a masterful work of industrial design, but it still had a wire. Wires suck. With this new adaptor, however, your beloved 16-bit console can finally cut the controller cord. Read More >>

A Souped Up NES Clone Ruined My Childhood

One Christmas morning in 1989, I opened a big present, bigger than me. It was the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with PowerPad and Zapper. Nearly three decades later, I unboxed a futuristic block of aluminium: an NES clone called the Analogue Nt. And I felt that childhood glee all over again. Read More >>

These Prints Were Made by Pressing Photo Paper to a Computer Screen

Analogue or digital: it's the Thunderdome throw-down of our time. Two formats enter; one format leaves. Either or. Pick a side. Or do like Brooklyn-based artist Job Piston, and use 'em both. Reds is a series of physical prints made on light-sensitive paper pressed up against a computer screen—and they're not bad. Read More >>

A Guitar Amp That’s Going to Piss Off Analogue Purists

Line 6, the well-regarded guitar gear manufacturer who were recently acquired by Yamaha, has a new guitar amp that's going to give tube traditionalists a migraine. Bluetooth?! iOS app? Say what? OK, but let's not be luddites for the hell of it. What's Line 6's new Amplifi got to offer? Read More >>

Analogue Telly Finally Dies Today as Northern Ireland Kills Old Network and Ceefax

The long-running digital switchover saga will finally come to an end today, with a small pocket of elderly TV viewers who somehow didn't get the message left confused when Northern Ireland turns off its analogue TV transmitters. Read More >>

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Sir David Attenborough Sent Analogue TV Off With a Bang and Lit Up the Colossal Crystal Palace Transmitter

The iconic, massive, 219 metre tall tower in London’s Crystal Palace was set ablaze with lights in the night’s sky last night by the legend that is Sir David Attenborough. He sent the 75-year-old analogue TV off with a bang, and it was beautiful, despite the rain. Read More >>

RIP Ceefax — The Internet Before There Was Internet

Analogue TV wasn’t the only casualty of the digital switch-over and with London’s switch-off last night, another old friend bit the dust too – Ceefax. The BBC’s teletext service, which was born way back in 1974, brought text news and stories to the decidedly non-digital world, miles before the internet we know and love today was opened-up to the public. Ceefax was your Grandad’s internet. Read More >>

We’ve Just Taken One Massive Step Forward to 4G in the UK

London’s analogue TV transmitters have gone dark. From now on you’ll have to resort to FreeView or FreeSat to get your free-to-air TV fix in the Greater London area, which I can’t imagine any of you are sad about. But after a myriad of delays, it also means that we’ve taken a very important step towards our 4G future, and that should have you right-royally excited. Read More >>

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End of an Era — Analogue TV Switch Off Date Set Making Way For 4G

Upgraded to Freeview yet? If not you're going to be starring at a blank picture come the 24th of October 2012 -- the analogue switch off date has been set. Read More >>