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Watch a Guy Build a Brand New, Completely Obsolete Gaming PC With 20-Year-Old Parts

On June 25, 1998, Microsoft released Windows 98. It didn’t come out with quite as much fanfare as Windows 95 did, so to commemorate the OS’ 20th anniversary, YouTuber Shelby Jueden built a gaming PC using brand new, in the box, 20-year old components, as well as an unused copy of Windows 98. Read More >>

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Yes, the NHS Really is Massively Keen on Everyone Faxing Everyone

Odd old stories we assumed were lies have been proven true by a series of Freedom of Information requests, which have found that the NHS really is heavily reliant on antiquated old fax machines to transmit written messages between hospitals. Read More >>

cars
Heat Stroke Is Making Me Desperately Want This Giant Motorised Umbrella for My Car

Spend too much time in extreme summer heat and you’ll find yourself doing strange things. A week ago the idea of a gigantic umbrella for my car would have seemed laughable, but after a weekend of climbing in and out of unbearably hot vehicles, the Lanmodo seems like it should be a standard feature on every car. Read More >>

photography
This Neural Network Instant Camera Turns Everything You Shoot Into Cartoon Doodles

Photographers who still shoot on film claim they like the lo-fi, grainy aesthetics of the medium. But by that logic, they should be throwing hundreds of dollars at Dan Macnish who created a custom instant camera that converts what the camera’s lens sees into crude, stick figure doodles. Read More >>

gaming
The Nintendo Classic Mini Returns Today But I’m More Excited About This Wireless Controller

When the  Nintendo Classic Mini: NES was first released, we deemed the £36 8Bitdo NES30 as the best wireless controller alternative for the tiny console. But now that Nintendo is selling the Nintendo Classic Mini once again starting today, I’m more excited for 8Bitdo’s new gamepad that’s an even better wireless alternative with a cheaper price tag and a dedicated ‘home’ button. Read More >>

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This New Handheld Device Detects Your Smelly Body Odour Before Your Co-Workers Do

Skyrocketing temperatures, unbearable humidity, and sweaty armpits all add up to one embarrassing side effect of the summer: body odour. But despite being literally under your nose, it’s not always easy to tell if your deodorant is winning the battle against BO, so Japan’s Tanita has created an electronic nose that can quickly confirm whether or not you stink. Read More >>

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Finally, All of Microsoft’s Mobile Failures Have Been Redeemed With This Windows 95 Phone

By today’s standards it was ugly, it was slow, and it was primitive, but Windows 95 was the first operating system I mastered inside and out, and I’ll always have a soft spot for Microsoft’s most memorable PC OS. That can be the only explanation for why part of me would also love suffering through a mobile version of Windows 95 on a smartphone. Read More >>

gadgets
A Single Cable Promises to Charge Your iOS and Android Devices

Back in 2014, we were duly impressed with the inCharge, which made it easy to keep a tiny emergency USB charging cable on your keyring. Four years later, its creators have found a way to improve the inCharge with a new version featuring a connector that works with both Lightning and microUSB ports so you don’t need to carry a separate cable for your non-Apple devices. Read More >>

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AI and Carbon Nanotubes Are Now Being Used to Improve the World’s… Keyboards?

When it comes to groundbreaking research, there are two fields that seem to occupy the newscycle: carbon nanotubes and artificial intelligence. The potential combination of those two fields of study seems like it could radically change the word as we know it, or, as South Korean scientists have discovered, at least change how we type. Read More >>

technology
This Light-Up HAL 9000 USB Flash Drive Can’t Sing, But Probably Won’t Kill You Either

Master Replicas, makers of some of the finest lightsaber replicas in any galaxy, sadly closed its doors back in 2008. Last year, however, part of its original team opened Master Replicas Group, a new company that’s relaunching with a series of 2001: A Space Odyssey collectibles to start, including a flash drive based on one of Hollywood’s most terrifying villains. Read More >>

gadgets
This Plug Senses Outlets and Glows So You Never Have to Shock Yourself Again

Blindly reaching under your desk to find an available outlet to plug in your dying laptop is never a safe idea—I’ve had it go wrong... it was not pleasant. Reaching for a torch is a safer approach, but Ten One Design’s new Stella plug is an even better one. It’s got its own built-in torch that only turns on when electricity is detected nearby, illuminating the outlet and reducing the risk of getting shocked.. Read More >>

gaming
VR Shoes Were Thankfully Not the Best Hardware We Saw At E3

There were rumours of a PlayStation 5 and news on the next generation of Xbox, but this E3 was ultimately pretty light on the cool hardware. We knew that was the case given the sheer amount of VR accessories most of us can’t or won’t use any time soon. Read More >>

design
The Top 7 Gadgets Shaped Like a Cube

Amazon’s announcement for its new Fire TV Cube on Thursday was a great reminder that the cube just doesn’t get enough love in gadget design. Cubes are solid as hell. They’re elegant, simple, functional, and memorable. They beg the question: “What’s in the box?” As a reminder of all that and more, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite cube gadgets from the past. Read More >>

cameras
The Gigantic 8X Zoom Lens on Sony’s RX100 VI Does What Your Smartphone Can’t

It’s no secret that camera sales are down, thanks mostly to the convenience and capabilities of smartphone shooters. Who wants to carry another device just to take pictures? That’s the question camera makers are currently facing, but with the Rx100 Mark VI, Sony has a solid answer in the form of a gigantic 24-200-millimetre zoom lens that disappears into the camera. Read More >>

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All the New Things Coming to Apple Watch in WatchOS 5

Despite being one of the first truly successful smartwatches, support for the Apple Watch, at least from third-party developers, has been dwindling. But with watchOS 5.0, previewed today at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, the company is hoping to breathe new life into the platform, while shifting the focus of its feature set back to its core functionality. Read More >>