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Museum of Endangered Sounds: Voice in the Shell

Museum of Endangered Sounds: Voice in the Shell
Consumer technology is progressing at an ever-increasing pace that we probably won’t be able to keep track of all the changes. One element that’s changing is the sound that our gadgets make –  or lack thereof.…

CRT Amusement Device from 1947 was World’s First Video Game

CRT Amusement Device from 1947 was World’s First Video Game
I generally think of the first video game being Pong. That isn’t accurate though, Pong was one of the first home video games and one of the first commercial coin op games too, but there were…
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Letter From Univac

Letter From Univac
Boing Boing reader Scott Lloyd and his wife dug up this great bit of retro computer history – a conversation with an old UNIVAC computer……

LG Serie 1 Retro Classic Tv: Everything Old is New Again

LG Serie 1 Retro Classic Tv: Everything Old is New Again
So now that you’ve bought that brand new 60-inch 3D capable 1-inch thick LED/LCD television for your living room, what’s next? Looks like the guys at LG are going back to the future with their latest…

Vintage Calculators Web Museum: the Accountant’s Happy Place

Vintage Calculators Web Museum: the Accountant’s Happy Place
If you think that a bunch of old calculators isn’t as interesting as a collection of old toy robots, well you’re mostly right. A calculator is useful – hell, even an abacus is more useful than…

Rare Computer Space Arcade Machines Turn Up on Ebay

Rare Computer Space Arcade Machines Turn Up on Ebay
Wanna own a bit of video game history? Then get your ass on over to eBay and put in your bid on one of these original Computer Space machines that are currently up for auction. The…

Rare Red Original Mac Computer Up for Bid on Ebay

Rare Red Original Mac Computer Up for Bid on Ebay
This just in… It turns out the very first MAC computer was not released in 1984 by Apple. In fact, you can get your hands on a very rare candy apple red MAC made all the…

Windows 7 Runs on a Pentium 2 [How Low Can You Go?]

Windows 7 Runs on a Pentium 2 [How Low Can You Go?]
Some expert computer technician crazy person has managed to get Windows 7 to run on a ridiculously underpowered Pentium II PC. Why? I say, why not? Amazingly enough, PC enthusiast Hackerman1 got his old 266 MHz…

Remote Controlled Granny Does Her Own Stunt Work

Remote Controlled Granny Does Her Own Stunt Work
When somebody says to me that they’ve got a new radio controlled vehicle for me to look at, I usually think of cars, trucks, helicopters or maybe even a tank. The last thing to pop into…

Electronic Paper Could have Worked Like This

Electronic Paper Could have Worked Like This
For those of you out there who aren’t big fans of electronic paper devices like the Amazon Kindle and Sony’s e-Reader, just be thankful that we didn’t end up in an alternative universe where this was…

Second Rotation: Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash

Second Rotation: Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash
Are you an early adopter like me? If so, I bet you’ve got some old electronic gear lying around and gathering dust. This new service makes it easy to easily make some cold hard lucre in…

Worst Computer Ever

Worst Computer Ever
Check out this rare DELTA-C vintage Soviet computer (if you can call 1991 “vintage”) that I found over on eBay. It’s apparently a clone of the classic Sinclair ZX personal computer, but it sure looks like…

Miracles of Modern Medicine: the Giant Eyeball Magnet

Miracles of Modern Medicine: the Giant Eyeball Magnet
This makes me very, very glad that medical science has progressed in our lifetimes. Apparently, back in the 1930’s, doctors thought this giant, 800-lb. magnet would be a good way to remove metal fragments from patients’…
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