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Archaeologists Find Remains of Pompeii’s Unluckiest Victim

Archaeologists Find Remains of Pompeii’s Unluckiest Victim
Way back in elementary school, we had to read a certain number of books each week and it seemed that all the good reads were always checked out. That’s when I took some initiative and meandered…

25 Years of Adobe Photoshop

25 Years of Adobe Photoshop
If you can believe it, today marks the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop. This photo retouching and enhancement application has been part of my daily routine for at least 20 of those years, so it’s definitely…
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Field Trip App Lets You Discover New Stuff in Old Neighborhoods

Field Trip App Lets You Discover New Stuff in Old Neighborhoods
For kids, field trips are one of the biggest highlights in school. They offer a temporary escape from the dreary confines of the classroom once every few months (or weeks, if they’re lucky.) Just because you’re…

The Insanely Great History of Apple Explains it All for You

The Insanely Great History of Apple Explains it All for You
Are you a serious Apple fanboy or fangirl? Here’s a poster that you’re probably going to want to hang on your wall. Entitled The Insanely Great History of Apple, it chronicles the past 30 years of…

Apple Founder’s Contract Signed by Jobs, the Woz, and Ronald Wayne to be Auctioned

Apple Founder’s Contract Signed by Jobs, the Woz, and Ronald Wayne to be Auctioned
This is really bizarre to me, but I bet some rich Apple geek will snap this right up. Apparently, the original contract from April 1, 1976 that established Apple Computer Corp. is hitting the auction block…

The History of Nintendo, Volume One: The Big N Gets its Start

The History of Nintendo, Volume One: The Big N Gets its Start
Are you or a loved one a big Nintendo fanatic? Then you’ll probably want to check out this new book that tells the history of the Big N from its earliest roots. In The History of…

History of Video Games: A First-Person Perspective

History of Video Games: A First-Person Perspective
Here’s a fun video clip that does its best to sum up the history of video games from its earliest roots to present day. The 4-minute clip was created by a team of game design students…

Playstation: Happy 15th Birthday!

Playstation: Happy 15th Birthday!
Can you believe that it’s been 15 years since the original Sony PlayStation came out? In celebration of the dawning of the modern console era (ok, the Dreamcast was really the better console, IMHO), Sony has…

Youtube’S First Video: Historic, but Meh

Youtube’S First Video: Historic, but Meh
The first YouTube video was uploaded five years ago – April 23, 2005 to be exact. The site has gone a long way since then, being sold to Google for $1.6 billion, then wasting countless hours…

Happy 30th Anniversary Sony Walkman!

Happy 30th Anniversary Sony Walkman!
One of the most beloved and most famous brands in music, the Walkman was the iPod of my childhood. Funny how both names make no direct reference to their products. Anyway the first ever commercially available…

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus Turns Literature Into Patent Drawings

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus Turns Literature Into Patent Drawings
We can file this under art, or under why?/why not?: Invented by Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus, the Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus “downloads and parses a part of the text of a recent best-selling book” and…

Kyle Bean’S Evolution of the Mobile Phone in Papercraft

Kyle Bean’S Evolution of the Mobile Phone in Papercraft
This amazing work of paper art envisions the evolution of the mobile phone using the style of those classic Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls. Artist/Designer/Illustrator Kyle Bean recently created Mobile Evolution, an intricate set of nesting models…

History of Music Players

History of Music Players
With just about every device from cell phones to watches embedding portable media players these days, I thought it might be fun (and maybe a little bit educational) to take a walk down memory lane and…
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