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22 Vintage Photos Of Silicon Valley Before It Became A Giant Tech Hub

But before Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and a host of other major tech companies set up shop there, the Santa Clara Valley was the center of a different industry altogether.<p>Rather than office buildings and parking lots, the Valley was covered in orchards and farmland. It was one of the largest …

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Why Your Brain Kept Telling You to Blow into NES Catridges

We all know that blowing into an NES cartridge is a useless and potentially harmful activity. But why did we still do it, even though it never …

How to Shake Hands: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Illustration by Ted Slampyak</i><p>I’ve been wanting to incorporate a more visual element into the Art of Manliness, but I have no artistic talent …

23-year-old designer creates a way to play the Nintendo 64 over HDMI (interview)

Some of the best games ever made might look better soon thanks to this upcoming creation.<p>Marshall H, who declined to share his last name for privacy reasons, has almost completed a converter that lets the Nintendo 64 display video through HDMI, DVI, and VGA connections. He is a college graduate who …

3D-printed 'Final Fantasy VII' figurines are polygon-perfect

Although 3D printers are proliferating to the point where NASA plans to bring them into space, consumer-level machines still produce fairly crude results. Joaquin Baldwin has played that to his own advantage, however, by using the technology to recreate an equally crude subject — the cast of …

'The Mario Opera' returns for one night, and maybe more

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Mann has attained a certain degree of fame for his "Song A Day" project, through which he's written a new song every day since January 2009 and posted videos of them to his YouTube channel; he's coming up on 1,700 days and 1,700 songs — and 12 million total views. Mann's …

Explore game landscapes in the Other Places video series

YouTube user ultrabrilliant launched Other Places this week, a series of videos that explore the tranquil beauty of video game landscapes without all the messy fighting.<p>Watch the video above for a bird's-eye view of <i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s city in the clouds, Columbia, created by Irrational Games. In …

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