Wired’s Brian Chen polishes off the history of tablet computers … beginning in 1888.
Best Warrior “A Soldier competing in the “Best Warrior” competition participates in a night-fire exercise at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 2. Twenty-four of the Army’s finest warriors representing 12 commands from across the Army gathered at Fort Lee, Va., from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2008, to compete in the competition which named the Army’s […]
Abandoned exotic cars — left to rot in dank alleys, to fade in the hot sun, to be stripped for parts in war zones — are featured in this heartbreakingly forlorn gallery. The images are all SFW, but some of the participants’ avatars are not. Abandoned exotics. What have you discovered? [SupercarForums.co.uk] (Thanks, Honad!)
Said to be the first laptop computer, The GRiD compass was designed in 1979 by Bill Moggridge. In its day, the 320×200 display, bubble RAM and integrated 1200 bps modem made it the province of only the most spendy outfits: Nasa and the U.S. Military, and not so much you or I. It’s one of […]
Just in time for us all to slack off on a no-news Friday, Dark Roasted Blend posts a gallery of wonderfully vintage toy robots, repelete in their own wind up, spark spitting retro magnificence. And look at that robot Fido! What a fantastic design: slap some hover pads on his orange belly and a cybertronic […]
This Flickr gallery of old transistor radios, pointed out by the wonderful Retro-Thing, is surprisingly captivating. You simply don’t see this scope of aesthetic design in today’s line-up of ubiquitous PMPs. Of course, transistor radios had decades to experiment with the form… once PMPs stop being luxury items, I imagine we’ll see the same whimsical […]
Geek Entertainment TV travelled to the 20 GOTO 10 gallery in San Francisco to look at the latest show, “ANSI,” which highlights some of the great art that was created for the BBS scene of the ’80s and ’90s. (And probably some up into the ’00s.) While some of the art is shown off in […]