The Gadgets We Never Heard Of

Did you know that the iPod is basically a ripoff of a German transistor radio from the 1950s? Via the Atlantic, selections from Bill Buxton’s collection of little-known gadgets (such as early touchscreen devices, the first robotic chess game, and a “mindblowing Casio watch from 1984”) which sadly are in the secret dustbin of history:

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2 Comments on "The Gadgets We Never Heard Of"

  1. DeepCough | May 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm |

    Well, to be fair, this is how technology gets improved upon, as you’ll see in the below Cracked article.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19193_6-new-gaming-innovations-that-are-way-older-than-you-think.html

  2. DeepCough | May 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm |

    Well, to be fair, this is how technology gets improved upon, as you’ll see in the below Cracked article.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19193_6-new-gaming-innovations-that-are-way-older-than-you-think.html

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