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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

Google server farm

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 of European data centres has been turned into electronic music. The first composition, based on machines at Birmingham ...

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.