The world's oldest TV is about to be auctioned off in Britain, and it's expected to fetch over 5,000GBP. Do these people realize that it's not even HD?
It's hard to imagine the likes of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates being wowed by technology, let alone being nervous to their core. Turns out it happens, and for Jobs it was the television, as he goes from marveling to feeling ill in in the span of seconds.
Today, it's hard to think of computers as more than a collection of advanced microchips and the like — processors, RAM, flash storage and graphics cards, for example. Like a river, the flow of technology that has led us to the modern computing architecture we use today came from some several often overlooked sources — the proverbial "stones that divert the river." These are the unsung heroes of our technological past, with a few predictions sprinkled in there for good measure. Click on the gallery below to get this journey started.
IBM isn't a name that you hear being kicked around very regularly these days, at least not in the consumer market, but they have a long and rich history of enabling many of the technologies that you know and love. This documentary covers IBM's culture, some of their past highlights, and their future. If you like tech, it's a must-see.
The Internet has become such an integral part of most people's daily lives, that it's easy to forget how recent it actually is. In this hilarious clip from January 1994, Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric seem to be completely clueless about what the Internet and basic things like email are.
In 1910, A mere seven years after the very first powered airplane flight, someone decided that it would be a good idea to try and launch from, and land on, a ship. As crazy as this setup looks, it actually worked.
Everybody knows the latest craze for 3D is just the most recent take on a technology that's been around since the '50s. But did you know 3D tech existed more than 40 years before that? This stereoscope, which arrived in the DVICE offices yesterday, is the proof.
The earliest computer ever designed was Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, which he conceived of way back in 1837. Unfortunately, he never completed it, and to this day a fully-functioning model has never been built. But that's about to change.
Going on vacation soon? Want a camera that in no way will ever make it through airport security? This gun movie camera should fit the bill nicely. Used by reporters during the Vietnam War, this gun camera is mounted on...
Listen carefully to the oldest sound ever recorded. The year is 1860, and a woman is singing “Au Clair de la Lune” into a barrel-shaped horn, which causes etchings to be inscribed on a soot-blackened piece of paper. Called...