8bitrocket Daily Interweb Mash-up : Saturday May 7, 2011

Atari 810 MicroSD Drive!

This is amazing!! A MicroSD card reader in the shape of an Atari 810 disk drive that can be mounted and used by an Atari 8-bit computer (400,800,1200xl,600xl,800xl,65xe,130xe).  We want to buy this NOW!!!

History Of Atari computers @ CIO Magazine

Here is a nice slide-show that gives the great engineering of the original Atari computers some web-time.

Xbox 720?

Rumors have started that Microsoft will show a new Xbox at E3 this year.  IGN says the rumor has been debunked, but we are still hoping.  We’ll see how it pans out next week.  The rumors have started the same way the Nintendo Cafe/Feel rumors started a few weeks ago…hmm…

Apparently Our HTML5 Book is now available for Kindle

Like we reported earlier, our faithful reader Hayes reports that our new O’Reilly book, HTML5 Canvas, is now available for the Kindle:  You can see it here.

A PC For $25!!

David Braben has created a PC so small it can fit in your pockat and costs $25.  It has HDMI output, and /uses MicroSD cards for storage.  The idea is to use it to teach kids around the world to program.  We love it!  Read about it here.


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