How much of today's tech did Nikola Tesla predict a century ago? Here's a look back at some spot-on predictions from Nikola Tesla -- along with a few, that, well... we haven't quite seen yet.
Michael Landon, star of the hugely successful 'Little House on the Prairie' TV series, took a little time out from his job playing Mr Ingalls to tell people about the various Kodak easy-to-use Instamatic cameras.
Compared to reel-to-reel tape players -- the gold standard at the time -- cassette tapes were just so easy to use. Not only were they were small and e... Click to read more...
Reel-to-reel tape recorders hit the commercial market in the 1940s -- and their evolution was boosted by the financial support of none other than Bing Crosby, who saw great potential in the technology.
What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
Brightening up your home for spring? Mixing paints? Choosing new draperies? Now's the time to add handy phones in color to complement your own decorating ideas!
Check out some of the hottest video game cartridges from the early eighties: Frogger, Q*bert, Amidar, Reactor & Tutankhamun, from Parker Brothers.
Show us the face of Max the Master Robot. And you may win your own talking robot Team up with a friend to defeat Max and his robot raiders in Banner... Click to read more...
A look back at the computer age: "Today's computer revolution is only getting started. In store are amazing new uses for 'electronic brains' that will reshape the industry and alter people's lives."
Imagine getting paid to envision the future -- in ways that were inventive, optimistic, fanciful, logical, silly or surreal, depending on the week? Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, that is exactly what commercial artist and futurist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.
Some microwave oven questions & answers from the early 1970s! Plus tips like: "Just plug it in and turn it on. The food gets hot. The oven stays cool. If you want, you can even cook on paper plates."
They came without warning, captivating the ears of joggers, students, bicycle riders, commuters and roller skaters. Weighing little more than a pound, they pack more sociological punch than a load of hula hoops. They are personal stereos.
Radioactivity. It's been in the family for generations. In fact, scientists can tell us just how our remote ancestors are by measuring the radi... Click to read more...
The dance music of the Edison Phonograph is irresistible. It offers the most fascinating waltzes and spirited two-steps of the world's, great composers as well as the popular dance music of the hour.
Range: Anywhere on Earth -- and your Air Force has it! The Consolidated B-36 can carry a 10,000 pound bomb load to a target 5,000 miles away, drop it, and return to base.
To see the telephone girl at her work, to observe her quick, delicate, never-hesitating movements, is a pastime fascinating to the extreme. Each will get between 500 to 600 calls a day. Here, see photographs from New York City phone operators in 1899.
Generations before mobile phones were a thing, AT&T and Bell Telephone launched wireless telephone service (1919)
On the morning of October 22, 1915, an engineer in Arlington, Virginia, was heard in Paris and Hawaii. This was the first trans-Atlantic and trans-continental message ever sent by wireless telephone.
The Telephone and How We Use It was published by Bell Telephone System in 1951. Geared toward children, the booklet covers the basics of how to use a rotary-dial telephone - the latest technology of the time.
Here's the original press release that a small California company called Apple released back in January 1984, announcing the launch of their new PC -- the first mass-market personal computer featuring both a graphical user interface and a mouse.
The Good Guys! Grand Opening Celebration Join us for the fun and the savings, as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Stereo Video Showplace in ... Click to read more...
Maxell was long one of the leaders in the cassette tape world, and produced one of the most iconic ad campaigns of the era, featuring the man fondly (now) known as 'blown away guy.'
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back video game cartridge (1982) The Imperial Walkers are moving toward the Rebel base on the Ice Planet Hoth. Can you destr... Click to read more...
'The best computer value in the world today. The only computer you'll need for years to come.' - William Shatner
Lack of thrust, purpose keep US behind in space For the second time in a month, the Russians shot a hole right through the US space program. First ... Click to read more...
Here they come on NBC in a blaze of Color! ... and it's like meeting them for the first time Perry Como & Dinah Shore PERRY COMO! Watch for... Click to read more...