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A mobile phone with a rotary dial: Retro cool or retro fool?

You don't have to be a hipster to want a cell phone that dials like a rotary landline telephone, but it helps.

By Jun. 17, 2014


Kids attempt to use rotary phone, confusion ensues

Watch a new generation of phone users try to figure out rotary phones, dial tones, and busy signals. This "Kids React" video from The Fine Brothers promises to make you feel ancient.

By Mar. 4, 2014


Phone history, full of steampunk designs and rotary dials

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series geeks out in a building full of telephone bygones, wallowing in the beauty of rotary dial phones, giant switchboards, and a brick-size early mobile phone.

By Apr. 12, 2012


Rotary phone dials up iPhone's Siri

Operator, well, could you help me place this call? A tinkerer merges a Bluetooth headset with an old-style phone to enable Siri on a handset that looks nothing like the iPhone 4S.

By Dec. 19, 2011


Rotary engine is on the ropes, but may be back

Automotive News reports on Mazda's decision on whether it will continue development of its rotary engine.

By Nov. 9, 2011


Mazda tweet hints the rotary engine is not dead

A translated tweet seems to hint that Mazda is still developing rotary-powered vehicles for future production.

By Oct. 11, 2011


Mazda halts production of rotary engine sports car

Mazda Motor Corp. has canceled production of its RX-8 rotary engine sports car.

By Aug. 24, 2011


Rotary dials give smartphone retro flair

New Zealand designer Richard Clarkson has crafted a beautiful concept smartphone with interchangeable brass rotary dials.

By Jun. 22, 2011


Rotary drop disappearing car doors also drop jaws

We may be a little behind the times on this one, but we've just spotted a quite incredible car door system known as rotary drop, or disappearing car doors.

By Jan. 13, 2011


Mazda's rotary redo is moving slowly

Automotive News reports on Mazda's development of a new rotary engine.

By Oct. 25, 2010