When I took typing class in 9th grade, I was by far the fastest in the class. (That's because I spent nearly all my non-school time hammering on my Apple ][e.) I still received a "D" in the class though. Why? I glanced at the keys while typing. At one point, the teacher placed a cardboard shield over the keys so I couldn't see them. That didn't end well. I also recall that the typing classroom had a mix of old manuals and a few IBM Selectrics, the battleship of electric typewriters. So we had to switch seats each class to give everyone a chance with the elegant typeball technology. Relive the clickety-clacking history at LIFE's typewriter photo gallery. Above, William S. Burroughs. At left, the fifth typewriter invention patented in the US. "In Praise of the Typewriter"
The Elago Mac Mini Silicone Case [Amazon] is a remarkable entry in the annals of “advertising vs. reality”. Above, the product shot. Below, the Elago IRL.
1983’s TRS-80 Model 100 is often hailed as the first portable computer, or at least the first laptop, and retains a cultish following, especially among the journalists who depended on it.
In a 2016 article, Elie Bursztein collects and describes a gadget used to cheat at the card table. In 2015, I stumbled upon a post in an underground forum, discussing how someone was ripped off at a poker table by a very advanced poker cheating device. From what I understood at that time, the post […]
This all-in-one computing solution packs a healthy dose of processing power packed inside a 21.5″ HD LED display. It also features an Intel Core i3-2100 Dual-Core 3.1GHz CPU with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM for next-level multitasking and an impressive 250 GB SATA hard drive that can safely store your important files and media. So […]
So you cut the cord and got rid of cable? Join the steadily growing club. But while you’re out picking a streaming service, you might find one big blind spot: Local TV and sports, not to mention first-run programming from the big cable networks. Luckily, there’s a throwback way to get it for free: The […]
Even if you feel like AirPods are worth the price tag, you’ve got to admit there’s a certain anxiety that comes with using them. What if I lose them? What if they get wet in the rain? Or drenched in sweat? Or fall into the drink you dropped them into? Shiny tech is great, but […]