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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...

Relic: HD DVD

Growing up in the late 1990s and early 2000s meant the advent of high definition television (HDTV). I remember seeing one and thinking that it was the pinnacle of development regarding televisions. CRT televisions...

Relic: Screw and Screwdriver

Caring for your gadgets goes further than cleaning your smartphone’s screen or making sure the insides of your PC aren’t dusty. Sometimes, this means taking it apart and replacing things. Everyone knows opening a...

Relic: 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

What is a flagship? Generally, a flagship device tends to be a cut above the rest; it has additional features some of the company’s other products might not have. Flagship devices have been mentioned...

Relic: Chlorofluorocarbons

Nothing strikes more fear into the environmentalist than the word chlorofluorocarbon (CFC). While used for many years, CFCs have been cited as a major contributor to global warming in recent times. CFCs have contributed...
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