VIDEO GAME TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND: PIXELS

Making video games today can take years of work. But in the 80s and 90s, it involved a whole other layer of difficulty. Not only did gaming companies have to make the games, they had to invent the machines used to make them. Video Games Densetsu, a blog dedicated to gaming ephemera, highlighted a series…

via Sega’s video-game artists had to draw pixels by hand on crazy, custom machines in the 1980s and 90s — Quartz

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THROWBACK THURSDAY (SEVENTIES)

BOZ SCAGGS – “LOWDOWN”

RELEASED:  1976

LABEL:  Columbia

WRITERS:  Boz Scaggs & David Paich

For the longest time I thought the guy singing this was black, and so did my wife before we met, but I was quite surprised when I finally saw who song this.  I fell in love with the song even more and heard it all the time on 105.9 Smooth Jazz station in Washington, D.C., which doesn’t exist anymore.

DOMINO’S UPGRADING THEIR DELIVERY STRATEGY?

The future of being super lazy is here. The New Zealand subsidiary of Domino’s Pizza announced on Thursday (Aug. 25) that it had partnered with Flirtey, as US drone delivery service, to start delivering pizzas to customers by drone. The two companies recently conducted a successful delivery test-run in front of New Zealand’s Civil Aviation…

via Good news: Domino’s wants to deliver pizza with a drone right to your face — Quartz