analog

time is a flat gadget

My Dad, Keeper of Retro Tech

"I am a junk collector."
Alex Suskind
9.8.17
When the Drugs Hit

America's Trippiest Chemist: Making Psychedelics 'Was Fun'

For over 40 years, Dave Nichols had government license to make Schedule 1 drugs like LSD and DMT for research.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.2.17
Technology

Apple’s Newest Product Isn’t a Phone or Watch, It’s a Lifestyle

One message was clear at yesterday’s Apple keynote: Buy into their lifestyle or become obsolete.
Sarah Emerson
9.8.16
analog

New MIT Tool Boosts Computing's Analog Fringe

Also: what the hell analog computing even is.
Michael Byrne
6.27.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is Offline Porn Still A Thing?

Despite countless advances in the smut industry, some still spend money on the real thing.
Kari Paul
3.4.16
Motherboard Blog

These Kids Took Two Minutes to Load a Cassette into a Walkman But I Won't Judge

I thought I’d get nostalgic but actually just realized tapes kinda sucked.
Clinton Nguyen
11.16.15
Music

Just Look at This Tiny, Adorable Modular Synth

The NS1nanosynth is stacked, too.
Jordan Pearson
9.11.15
Culture

This Trippy Video Game Lets You Time Travel Using Cassette Tapes

In "Small Radios Big Televisions," analog tapes are your DeLorean.
Zack Kotzer
12.1.14
Culture

This Is What Mining Bitcoin by Hand Looks Like

It's not the most efficient way to mine cryptocurrencies.
Victoria Turk
9.30.14
Features

At 81, the Godfather of the Synth Is Still Shaping Sound

Morton Subotnick is touring again, and I recently had the chance to catch up with him when he visited his former home of San Francisco.
Max Cherney
5.13.14
Motherboard Blog

One Artist's Snail Mail Quest to Get Every President's Autograph

Yi-Ya Chen discussed Taiwan's politics in her letters, but leaders were more concerned with sending back flattering pictures.
Nadja Sayej
2.13.14
Motherboard Blog

111 Years Ago, an Archaeologist Realized He Had Discovered the World's Oldest Known Computer

'Computer' in one of the older senses of the word. The Antikythera Mechanism is thought to be an astronomical mechanism, capable of predicting both solar eclipses and the Olympiad, which makes it sort of like NBC, but with solar eclipses and no Bob...
Ben Richmond
5.17.13
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