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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...

Relic: The Video Game Arcade

Many people get together at the mall to play the latest video games. Some of the earlier arcades had traditional games such as pinball, shooting games, and slot machines. Video game arcade cabinets are...

Relic: Road Maps

What is a map? A map is defined as a symbolic depiction highlighting a relationship between elements of space, such as objects, regions, and themes. In short, they’re a two-dimensional representation of three-dimensional space....

Relic: CB Radio

While there are many types of radio, citizens band radio (CB radio) is a system of short-distance radio communications between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the 27 MHz band. This makes...

Relic: The IPOD

Few things are more personal than one’s musical choices. You can tell so much of a person from what they listen to, and from radio, to the various music storage media such as cassettes,...

Relic: Music Video

Everyone loves a well-made music video—after all, video did kill the radio star at some point. But what was the motivation for bands to do music videos? Although Music Television (MTV) was the first...

Relic: Barcode Scanners

As you do your holiday shopping for your friends and family, have you ever wondered what was the technology behind the barcode scanner? Without them, you wouldn’t have the lines at the malls moving...
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