Tag Archives: technology

5 Gadgets We Just Don’t Understand

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Have you ever seen a gadget and wondered what the hell the inventor was thinking when they came up with it? We've seen some pretty weird gadgets in our time and today we want to highlight just a handful of them and snicker...just a little.

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3 Reuses for Outdated Technology

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If you're like us and are a hardcore tech lover then you don't want to throw anything out even when it becomes outdated. You never know when there will be a use for it again, plus there's something nostalgic about looking back over old technology.

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15 Tech Gadgets You Should Be Grateful For in 2013

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Each and every day someone is complaining about one piece of technology or another. The thing is though, that there are far more reasons to be thankful for technology in 2013 than most people realize. So many things in fact that we have decided to put together a list of just 15 to remind you how lucky you are.

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Unevenly Distributed: What Gremlins Says About The 80s And Its Tech

Even before the viewer catches a glimpse his first Mogwai, Joe Dante's Gremlins establishes the link between the titular goblins and malfunctioning technology by way of Randy Peltzer and his many incompetent inventions. It's a film very much of its time, with many fascinating things to say about the way Reagan-era Americans looked at technology. It's also a movie that would be impossible to remake today, for one big reason: the smartphone is our Bathroom Buddy.

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James Burke, Prince of Serendip

James Burke is the Carl Sagan of Serendipity. Now his Connections series, which tells technology's history as a record of sagacious discovery, is available for free viewing. Video after the jump.

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The Original Prototypes of Iconic Gadgets

Every piece of gadgetry we own or have owned in the past started somewhere. There is always an alpha. Even such iconic pieces of gadgetry as the Super Soaker (pictured above) had messy and rough beginnings. Let’s take a step back in time to truly embrace our favorite gadget’s state of antithesis. The products before there was a product. Hit ...

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Bokode: The New and Improved Barcode

Measuring only three millimeters in diameter, detectable by mobile phone cameras as far as 12 feet away and capable of holding hundreds of times the information of traditional barcodes, the new MIT-developed bokode system could revolutionize the way we shop. As an example, imagine standing in front of a bookshelf holding thousands of books. The bokode system would allow users ...

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