The 404 1,169: Where we're back in the saddle again (podcast)
Today we're discussing technology's obsession with nostalgia and modern hardware drawing inspiration from old designs. Topics include skeuomorphism, ex-relationship syndrome, futurism, and planned obsolescence.
Solitaire.exe is a real deck modeled after the Windows 98 virtual card game
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Did RIM just
stage this BlackBerry 10 "leak"?
- Do we need this?
Kohler shower head doubles as a wireless speaker.
- Dude builds
OSX into old Macintosh Portable, let's talk about RETRO OBSESSION.
- Bionic mannequins
spy on shoppers to boost sales.
Bathroom break video:
One of the best couples Halloween costumes ever recorded.
Ep. 1169: Where we're back in the saddle again
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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on
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