World’s Last VCR Company Will End Production This Month

It turns out that a Japanese company called Funai Electric is still making the videocassette recorder (VCR). The company recently claims that it will stop making the retro video recorder’s by the end of this month, after 30 years of production. The decision comes after selling only 750,000 VCRs last year, down from a peak of 15 million VCRs… Continue reading World’s Last VCR Company Will End Production This Month

VHS Camcorder App

VHS Camcorder App shoots videos that look and sound like an old videotape that have been shot by an old school video camera from the 80’s or mid 90’s. With a real-time effect preview, you can degrade the picture at precisely the right moment by dragging your finger around the screen or by shaking your device. The VHS… Continue reading VHS Camcorder App

Historic Battle Between VHS and Betamax

Bill Hammack the Engineer guy explains to us the historic videotape battle between JVC VHS and Sony Betamax in the late 70’s and early 80’s, and why Betamax failed to compete with VHS. Check out the video below.

ION: USB Cassette to MP3 Converter

Rediscover those old songs with Tape Express by ION . Convert your old cassette tapes to digital files MP3 format for music on the go. The USB Cassette to MP3 Converter works with all kinds of tapes, and it comes with an easy-to-use USB connection for sending the music on your tapes right into your computer where it’s instantly turned into… Continue reading ION: USB Cassette to MP3 Converter

Siblings Recreate Childhood Photos for Parents

Three siblings recreated 12 of their favorite childhood photos to make a calendar for their parents. “It was amazing,” said Eugene Eydelman, the father of  Aleks, 27, Valentin, 24, and Konstantin, 26, said of receiving the calendar as a New Year’s gift.

Portraits of 4 Sisters Taken Every Year For 36 Years

In 1975, photographer Nicholas Nixon took a portrait of his wife bebe and her 3 sisters, Heather, Mimi and Laurie. They came up with an idea to make it an annual tradition and since then, the Brown sisters had their picture taken every year till 2010. Their pictures reminded me of the California lake friends portraits. via: Laughing Squid

Cassette To iPod Converter

This device will bring back some old memories of the early 80’s! It will convert your old audio tape cassettes into MP3 files and stores them directly onto an iPhone or iPod touch. It accepts most iPhones and iPod touches, and normal or chrome cassette tapes. All you have to do is download the free app,… Continue reading Cassette To iPod Converter

Five Friends Take Same Photo for 30 Years

Every five years since 1982 five guys have been meeting at the California lake and taking the same photo. They sit on the same bench and in the same order. Left to right: John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, John Dickson. The idea came up five years later when Wardlaw decided it would… Continue reading Five Friends Take Same Photo for 30 Years