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Lego's Second Attempt at a Classic '60s VW Beetle Has Finally Perfected Its Curves

Available starting August 1 for $100, Lego’s new Volkswagen Beetle isn’t as large or complex as its Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But the company’s designers have worked hard to perfectly recreate the curves and contours of the car that help defined the ‘60s, even introducing new pieces to help replicate the Beetle’s iconic…

BlackBerry Classic Review: Good at Being a BlackBerry, and Not Much Else BlackBerry Classic Review: Good at Being a BlackBerry, and Not Much Else

Let's talk about the word "classic." Classic can mean "timeless," as in an ageless beauty that never fades or a joke with a punchline that always hits. It can also mean "old," like the candy red '57 Chevy you'll probably never see on a modern highway. Which one describes the BlackBerry Classic? Take a guess.

Why Does the Home of the Future Look So Retro? Why Does the Home of the Future Look So Retro?

If you've been following our Home of the Future, or if you've visited us here, you've probably noticed that a lot of what we feature here seems to carry a slightly retro tinge. That might seem counterintuitive, but it's not unintentional—in fact, it's often by design.

Nostalgia: The best old PC games you can't miss Nostalgia: The best old PC games you can't miss

I spent some of my young years playing Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and X-Wing on a PC. They're my all-time favorites. Kotaku readers are putting together a list of the best ever PC classic games. A must read, even while it includes games released in 2003.

Sweet-Talk and Bitters: The Secret to Reimagining the Classic Cocktail Sweet-Talk and Bitters: The Secret to Reimagining the Classic Cocktail

I unscrew the top of the small, clouded vial in front of me, and siphon a few drops of the smoky-smelling liquid inside into a dropper before dabbing them on my wrist. I lick, and the burning sensation strikes instantly. Just as I begin to think, "My god, what have I done?" it backs off, leaving only a subtle smolder.

What Is This Wonderful Alien Structure Doing on Earth? What Is This Wonderful Alien Structure Doing on Earth?

This is neither the setting of a new Star Trek movie nor a preview of a new id Software game level. But it looks like one of the pits of a Death Star. Or the core of the Large Hadron Collider.

T-Mobile's New Value Plan Is What the Other Carriers Should Be Offering

T-Mo's new unlimited data plans make paying for your phone clearer and better for you as a customer. Instead of forcing you to make phone payments after you've paid off the subsidy, you're just paying for what's in your hand.

Watch a Young Steve Jobs Get Nervous About Being on TV Watch a Young Steve Jobs Get Nervous About Being on TV

This is a clip of a young Steve Jobs appearing on a local TV show, it's probably one of the first times he appeared on TV and it's just awesome. But I can't figure out what I like most about the video. Is it the lovely 70's facial hair? The shock on his face and all around newbness about being on TV? Or maybe his…

Robbins Barstow, the Father of the Home Movie Revival, Passed Away Today Robbins Barstow, the Father of the Home Movie Revival, Passed Away Today

His name may not be familiar, but you've probably seen clips of his classic 50s and 60s era home movies. Barstow famously transferred and uploaded his family's memories to the internet, and now they're part of the US National Film Registry.

We Don't Need These Stinkin' iPods Anymore We Don't Need These Stinkin' iPods Anymore

Tomorrow Apple will hold their annual fall event and Steve Jobs will introduce the latest and greatest iPods to the world. But as smartphones become increasingly adept at playing music, you have to wonder: Why bother with iPods at all?

Oh Yes! Classic Karate Champ Game Coming to iPhone Soon Oh Yes! Classic Karate Champ Game Coming to iPhone Soon

Remember Karate Champ? It was one of the very first fighting games—coming far before Street Fighter and Tekken—and we loved it dearly. Now this arcade classic will be coming to the iPhone and it looks damn good.

Windows Mobile 6.5 To Be Renamed Windows Phone "Classic" Instead of "Disliked Immensely" Windows Mobile 6.5 To Be Renamed Windows Phone "Classic" Instead of "Disliked Immensely"

Cars. Coca Cola. Bo Derek. Mickey Mouse. Transformers on a Saturday Morning. These things are classic. But the renaming of Windows Mobile 6.5 to "Classic" is kinda weird. How about calling it Windows Mobile "Immensely Disliked"?

Mobiado Sticks With Rivet-Like Buttons For Classic 712ZAF Phone Mobiado Sticks With Rivet-Like Buttons For Classic 712ZAF Phone

At least Vertu can point at its concierge service as one of the reasons its phones are so damn pricey. Mobiado can't even claim its phones are stylish.

New Cool-er Line Includes One of the Smallest Ebook Readers in the Land New Cool-er Line Includes One of the Smallest Ebook Readers in the Land

Cool-er's lineup of readers is getting new models such as the super-small Compact, the Wi-Fi-enabled Connect, and the appropriately named 3G. Based on previous models, it's quite possible that these will find a place in the hearts of bargain shoppers.

Nokia Taunts Us With Its 6700 Classic in 18-Carat Gold Nokia Taunts Us With Its 6700 Classic in 18-Carat Gold

Oh, Nokia, when we sniffed at your desire to focus on just mid-to-low end phones for 2010, we didn't mean for you to rush out and paint your 6700 Classic in 18-carat gold. [Nokia Conversations]

Watchmen's Old School Macintosh SE/30 Watchmen's Old School Macintosh SE/30

Here is Ozymandias'—Steve Jobs alter ego—computer: A Macintosh SE/30. All in black, because in Nixon's 1985, Macs are black. It is one of the many Apple references Watchmen.

iPod Touch and iPod Nano Get a Mini Microphone iPod Touch and iPod Nano Get a Mini Microphone

Not that the iPhone really needs it, but it and the iTouch/iPod Nano are getting an external mini microphone that plugs directly into the headphone jack. And it's only $15.

Colorware Adds Visual Spice to iPods, Better Scratch Protection For iPod Touch Colorware Adds Visual Spice to iPods, Better Scratch Protection For iPod Touch

We've covered Colorware's professional gadget painting in the past—and were more than satisfied after seeing their work close up, but their latest iPod coloring seems to be more than just cosmetic. The iPod Touch 2G color-coats the shiny silver metallic back with a color layer, which most likely handles fingerprints…

Ferrari Arno XI Hydroplane Is Remote Controlled, Costs Two Grand Ferrari Arno XI Hydroplane Is Remote Controlled, Costs Two Grand

Fans of classic speedboats can now reenact one of the most exiting races ever in their backyard pool with the remote controlled Ferrari Arno XI Hydroplane. The boat is a 1:10 replica of the Arno XI, which zoomed to a 1953 record-shattering 150.49mph. It's almost 3 feet in length, weighs 16 pounds and can be…

Toshiba's 1.8-Inch 120GB and 240GB Drives Appear (Uh, Where's the 240GB iPod?) Toshiba's 1.8-Inch 120GB and 240GB Drives Appear (Uh, Where's the 240GB iPod?)

Today, right after Steve J. rolled out a "thin" 120GB iPod classic, Toshiba announced its 120GB 4200rpm 1.8" drive, a new high for that slimmer single-platter config. Everybody knows that's the drive for classic iPods. But Toshiba also showed off a fatter 240GB that would fit snugly in the spot where that 160GB drive…

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