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Technology

1967: When Computer Science Was 'Women's Work' Because ...

September 12, 2019

A woman working on a Honeywell tape drive computer, circa 1969. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images) In the late 1960s, computers were hulking, unsexy m...

Spandex History: How It Became The Fabric Of Our '80s L...

February 21, 2019

Model Christie Brinkley in a pink spandex unitard and leg warmers, 1982. Source: Bettmann/Getty While we're all aware of the look of the wonder fabric known a...

How VHS Tapes Invented On-Demand Everything

February 17, 2019

August 30, 1983 -- models pose with VHS releases from Embassy Home Video Entertainment, touting a promotion via the UK's Sun newspaper. (Photo by Russell McPhedran/Fairfax Med...

Star Trek and Captain Kirk Inspired Mobile Phone Invent...

March 6, 2018

Star Trek...LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 29: William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk. Original Air Date: 29 December 1967. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)Star Tr...

Remember Pocket Transistor Radios?

December 29, 2017

12/15/1953-New York: Tiny, new transistors, which take the place of conventional tubes, mark a new step in the progress of experimental pocket-sized radios. (Getty Images) Amer...

The Dumb Phones We Had Before Smart Phones: Busy Signal...

December 13, 2017

Left: Joan Collins on the set of film 'Alfie Darling,' October 1974. (Photo by Kent Gavin/Mirrorpix/Getty Images) Right: A Nazi answers a very large old phone i...