Vintage inventions & discoveries

Vintage portable radios from the 1950s to the 1980s
Vintage portable radios from the ’50s to the ’80s

Starting when vintage portable radios were finally small enough to be carried in the 1950s, through when they got almost too big to carry in the ’80s, here’s a little sound history of AM & FM radios from the days of transistors onward.

Who invented television A look back at the history of TV
Who invented television? A look back at the history of TV

Who invented television? Unfortunately for anyone looking for a quick answer, the first TV sets weren’t made by one single person — there were several inventors who were incredibly important to its creation and evolution. Here’s a look!

The history of golf balls
Fore! The history of golf balls

What’s the history of golf balls? The first ones were made of leather of untanned bull’s hide – but golf balls have changed a lot over the years. Here’s a look!

Digital watches for everyone The hot gift-giving trend of the late '70s
Digital watches: The hot tech trend of the ’70s & ’80s

Watches are popular gift items, and as many as seven out of every 10 digital watches are bought by customers as gifts for someone else. Prices begin as low as about $10 and run up into the hundreds of dollars for either of two different types of digital watches.