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Relic: Sony Walkman

Picture yourself in the late 1970s and you want to put on the latest tunes. Some popular artists during the time were Fleetwood Mac, who had the top selling album of the 1970s in...

Relic: K’Nex

When one thinks of building things as a hobby, everyone talks about Legos. These were a large staple of my childhood and gave me a lot of things to do outside of video games...

Relic: Super 8 Film

In the days before the camcorder (and now the smartphone) the popular Super 8mm film was a great way to shoot home movies and create memories. Some filmmakers also used Super 8 to create...

Relic: CRT Monitors

Once upon a time, flat screens were a vision of the future—something you would only see in Star Trek or other science fiction works. In the dawn of the computer age, almost every single...

Relic: Apple Newton

Before the tablet and smartphone, there were a series of personal digital assistants (PDAs) that were largely marketed for business use. These PDAs were largely considered ahead of their time because they were essentially...

Happy 25th Birthday ThinkPad!

Lenovo today proudly announced, at an exclusive event at the Yamato Labs in Japan, the birthplace of ThinkPad, a limited-edition model to celebrate twenty-five years of design and engineering innovation. The ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25...

Relic: Sega Dreamcast

At the end of the early 1990s console wars, Sega and Nintendo faced a new competitor, the Sony PlayStation. While each console had their strengths and weaknesses, the PlayStation ultimately went on to sell...

Relic: Laserdisc

It may be hard to grasp that competition over the very medium of storage formats would erupt in full-scale “wars” over which format would win out. Some examples of this are the VHS/Betamax wars...

Relic: Sunscreen

To prevent being painfully burned by the sun, one puts on sunscreen to reduce the harmful effects of the sun’s rays on human skin. However, we never always had sunscreens. Ancient Greeks used olive oil,...

Relic: Gasoline

Gasoline, or petrol, has powered vehicles all throughout history. While gasoline has had a profound effect on our society, it has also helped us move more quickly between two points. Today however, hybrids are...

Relic: Polaroid Instant Camera

For many years, my mother talked about people wanting things instantly and how detrimental it was to want things right away. That was her telling me (in a roundabout way) that patience really was...

Relic: Slide Rule

Going back to school means new gadgets—whether it be the latest smartphone or laptop or something that does its job. Going back to school also means new things not only in the tech world...
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