Category Archives: vcr

Video: Hack your VCR for fun and profit with a screwdriver and marshmallows

While I concede that the splash screen labelled “GagFilms.com” might give you a mistaken impression, this video actually attempts to choke you with laughter. [via Neatorama] (Thanks, Marilyn!)

The VCR is dead

After years of dogged resolve, JVC will stop producing standalone VCRs. And there you have it: the last spider crawling out of the eye socket of the skeletal and long-buried video cassette format. Oh, sure, we’ll still see video cassettes: … Continue reading

The Sony U-Matic Color Videocassette Recorder will cure cancer

According to this 1972 Life magazine ad for one of the first Sony VCRs, the Sony U-Matic will cut cancer mortality rates by 1/3rd. The rationale is wonderfully clueless on how the whole peer and FDA-approved medical system works. From … Continue reading

Woz, Empire, and a tale of early Apple copyright violation

Over on Modern Mechanix, commenter Rick Auricchio shares several anecdotes about the early days at Apple, including a little late night copyright violation by Sir Woz himself: We used to line up a half-dozen of the VCRs and copy tapes. … Continue reading