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1999 doesn't seem all that long ago, but it was -- it really was. Here we see a PowerBook 550c (1995/1996) getting frisky with an NTT Personal PALDiO (1999) Japanese flip phone in its PCMCIA slot. Not exactly as slick as an iPhone wirelessly chatting with a MacBook, but it was probably pretty damn...

July 28th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Though EVE Online is often lauded for its rich decade-long player history full of wars and complex political dealings, the NPC storyline and New Eden's ancient backstory have always held my fascination. I started playing in early 2004 after reading dozens of fiction chronicles and mock scientific a...

July 20th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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With two Google-powered smartwatches currently on sale, and the circular Moto 360 already causing a stir among design geeks, wearables are one step closer to securing a place on our wrists. And while many of us aren't ready to strap on a Gear Live, G Watch or Pebble just yet, that doesn't mean the...

July 11th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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So far, you've had to swing by Cooperstown to pay homage at the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- not very practical if you're a West coast fan. Thankfully, you can honor those sports legends from home now that the Hall of Fame and its museum have landed in Google's Cultural Institute. The additio...

June 14th 2014 at 2:58pm 0 Comments
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You hear the kids talking about League of Legends and Infinite Crisis and Heroes of Newerth and you don't understand. You aren't clear on what stuff like jungling and lanes are all about. Are you getting old? Well, yes, if you're referring to a group of people as "the kids" you almost certainly are...

June 5th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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iPods come and iPods go, and there's no portable media player with more history than Apple's icon little music machine. We all have a favorite, and while some were discontinued before their time, they'll always hold a special place in our hearts. Personally, I'm partial to the 3rd gen iPod nano....

June 5th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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With the help of enterprising fans and a lot of workarounds, dedicated fans of Black Desert can do their best to muddle through the game's Korean beta if they don't read or understand Korean. Understanding the game's setting, however, is another matter entirely. But the fandom is still trying to...

June 2nd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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"I looked around my office and realized I have a few 'books from Apple," reads Christian M. M. Brady's photo caption for the snapshot above. "A few" is an understatement, and bonus points for the trio of retro Apple desktop bookends on the shelves. [Photo credit: Christian M. M. Brady]

May 30th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Thanks to more advanced medical CT scanners, we can now look at what's inside the British Museum's mummies... even if they remain wrapped. The museum has partnered with Samsung to provide 3D visuals for eight mummies of people who lived in the Nile Valley as far back as 4,000 years ago created usi...

May 27th 2014 at 5:02am 0 Comments
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Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for hyp...

May 23rd 2014 at 6:46am 0 Comments