April 7

(LA Times) “The new Commodore 64 computer, first released in 1982, appears the same on the outside, but is much different beneath the surface.  It’s still taupe and it’s still basically a big keyboard with a full working computer sitting beneath it — mouse and monitor aren’t included.  But while it has its retro looks intact, it’s also quite new, with modern features even some of today’s computers (Apple, we’re looking at you) haven’t caught up to, such as HDMI outputs to connect to a HDTV and the option of a combination Blu-Ray and DVD player.  ‘It looks just like the original Commodore 64, with even the old-style keyboard,’ said Barry Altman, chief executive of Commodore USA, LLC, the company making the new all-in-one PCs. ‘In fact, that keyboard was the biggest accomplishment of all, so far. The keys look like a piece of clay that you pushed a marble into — so it fits your fingertip.'”  For the full report, visit http://lat.ms/e763cC