The Raspberry Pi is probably the biggest success in British computing, at least since the 1980s. Back then, Sir Clive Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum computers ruled the roost, before being bought up by Sir Alan Sugar’s Amstrad. But beyond the headlines of silicon-based power struggles and overpriced electronics, the U.K. Show More Summary
We’ll admit that only a few of us here at Hackaday are Radiohead fans. However, we all couldn’t help but appreciate their new remastered release of OK Computer. The new release contains some bonus material. At the end of the bonus material...Show More Summary
One fan fed tones from the end of the cassette into a ZX Spectrum emulator to reveal the message
Here's an odd one: UK superband Radiohead has released a super expensive version of perhaps its best album - and it includes a mysterious Easter egg found via a ZX Spectrum. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of OK Computer, Radiohead has released a £100 special edition of the seminal album entitled OKNOTOK. Show More Summary
In the age of the hipster, dust-covered and irrelevant mediums like the vinyl and cassette tape have slowly been given a new lease of life. Now, thanks to Radiohead, it looks like popular British computer the ZX Spectrum might be the next 80s relic to come back into fashion. Show More Summary
And they're shipping it to fans on a bonafide cassette tape.
For over a year now, I've been trying to collect every Codemasters game released for the ZX Spectrum. It's a bit of a weird hobby, yes, but it's something I attempted as a youngster and now, with a bit more disposable cash to play with, I thought it was about time that I finally completed my mission. Show More Summary
The video game landscape in the UK at the turn of the 90s was perhaps more confused and fractured than your fading memory can recall, assuming you're old enough to have lived through it. Home computers like the ZX Spectrum, C64, Amiga...Show More Summary
It's not often you see developers bragging about games running on a 7MHz CPU. But when you're remaking a machine that first hit the market in 1982, 7MHz is actually a hell of a lot. More »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQTC40oVqsk ZX Spectrum Next is more than just a cute retro-looking box or a glorified emulator. It is a new 8-bit computer, backwards-compatible with the 1980s' original, yet enhanced to provide a wealth of advanced features such as better graphics, SD card storage, and manufacturing quality control. Show More Summary
Back in early 80s Britain, when home computing was still very, very young, Sinclair's ZX Spectrum opened the eyes of bedroom gamers to a new world of color and became a massive hit. The affordable 8-bit computer-in-a-keyboard was literally...Show More Summary
Listeners tuning in to Portsmouth's independent station Radio Victory, late at night in 1977, would have found themselves confronted with a mysterious electronic squeal. It sounded more like a transmitter malfunction or cat-like yawl than a music show. Show More Summary
There have been plenty of ZX Spectrum crowdfunders in recent years, and not all of them have gone well. Some, in fact, have been a disaster. So why should we care about yet another one? The ZX Spectrum Next looks like it could be a decent effort - and it's already hit its £250,000 Kickstarter goal. Show More Summary
Britain's rubber-keyed 1980s home computer, the ZX Spectrum, turns 35 years old on April 23, 2017. Celebrate its milestone by going back to the originals with six cult classics, or take our suggestions for some modern equivalents.
In its early promotional material for the ZX Spectrum, Sinclair often went to almost painful lengths to avoid using the word 'games'. Released 35 years ago this month, the microcomputer was designed by Sir Clive Sinclair with serious applications in mind, and an optimistic role as a central hub for the nation's households. Show More Summary
Dizzy 3: Fantasy World Dizzy originally released on the ZX Spectrum, but did you know the dev team behind the game also worked on an NES port? For a number of reasons, that port never actually saw release...until now. The creators behind the franchise, Phillip and Andrew Oliver, have released the game on a special website for all to play right now. Show More Summary
If, like me, you were a ZX Spectrum fan growing up in the 80s, one of its trio of passionately assembled and dedicated magazines was an indispensable read. Like the famous platform rivalry of the time, each magazine had its fervent fans:...Show More Summary
Handheld ZX Spectrum raised half a million on Indiegogo but no sign of hardware.
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus, one of the most controversial video game crowdfunding projects yet, has been delayed again - leaving angry backers seething. In July 2016 I reported on how lawsuits and resignations were threatening the Vega+, which has raised over half a million pounds on IndieGoGo. Show More Summary
As an avid collector of all things ZX Spectrum, I've got an eclectic mix of different games from that period spanning all kinds of genres. One of the games in my collection has a very familiar name, especially in the light of recent news. Show More Summary