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Bringing back the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega

Chris Smith, who originally wrote games for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, has designed a machine that will play all the original games. Now there is a crowd-sourcing campaign on Indiegogo to get it into production. If all goes well, it will come with 1,000 games pre-loaded, and will run any of the estimated 14,000 games available. CHris must know his ...

A hymn to the hum – serving up music from the cloud

Matt Parker

They were drawn towards the Hum Plenty more where they come from. [The Hum, Killing Joke] Apparently each data centre has its own “unique pitch” when it comes to the processing of data, and this has attracted the attention of a musician. He has turned information crunching into electronic music… New Scientist picks up the story. Aviva Rutkin writes: The ambient hum ...

Projects to Make with a Dead Computer


Here's a good book for all budding Gadget Masters that has only just come to my attention - 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer by Randy Sarafan, who is described as a New Media artist but may be better known to you through his work for the excellent Instructables.com.