“Way back on the 2nd of January, 2012 AD, we asked you to try and predict what technologies would find their final resting place this that year.” As far as I can tell from a few minutes of thorough research, that 2012 Death Pool posted by engineerd™ was the last time we asked […]
Way back on the 2nd of January, 2012 AD, we asked you to try and predict what technologies would find their final resting place this year. We had some interesting guesses. And a huge miss.
Continue reading A-T Technology Death Pool: The End
Nintendo Virtual Boy
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There was a time not so long ago when placing two images flashing at different intervals inches from your eyes seemed like a good idea.
Continue reading Oh Boy This Is Virtually Awesome
With our celebration of often defunct technology comes the sadness from the death of this technology. Fortunately, most of it is far enough removed, by time or space, that we can easily bury that pain. In many ways, we may not even realize it was ever there as our mind seeks to protect us. Sometimes, though, a wound we never thought we had is re-opened.
Continue reading Too Late
Peek Email Device
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During the birth of the Smartphone a little startup decided to go against the grain with a low cost email option. Learning that people care far about cost then you may think.
Continue reading Taking A Peek At Your Email
Oh Look At Those Temperatures Maybe I should Make It Stronger
Sure getting stock information and Outlook calendar events on your watch are cool but what can you really do with this technology. Time for the also ran’s.
Continue reading MSN Direct: And Now The Oddities
Microsoft Shows Off The SPOT Watch
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It took the technology world seventy years to almost make the Dick Tracy’s TV watch a reality. Other then it wasn’t possible to transmit or receive video and it didn’t have the cool antennae it really was close to the real thing. Still the things it could do seemed like the future was here in 2004.
Continue reading MSN Direct: Hey Watch This
It’s Going To Be A Cold Memorial Day Apparently
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In our world technology moves very quickly. It doesn’t take to long for a good idea to come and go in the blink of an eye. That item then looks horribly out of date in less then a decade from release.The future according to Bill Gates wasn’t on a phone or on your computer. It was going to be sent to you over the air.
Continue reading MSN Direct Marks The SPOT
Research in Motion. Kodak. Lightsquared. They are in the Death Pool…and they may be fulfilling a prophecy.
All three of these companies…and their associated technologies…are hanging by a thread. RIM announced a huge loss and many analysts are saying they won’t make it out of this year without collapsing. Kodak, after 123 years in business, filed for bankruptcy protection and is exiting the digital camera and film markets and focusing on digital imaging. Lightsquared, called out by reader Alff, is in bankruptcy. While bankruptcy doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a company, it’s not a good sign.
So what of the technology each of these companies represents?
Continue reading Atomic Toasters Technology Death Pool Mid-Year Update
This last weekend I went up to the Sno*Drift rally. I won’t go into that here, because cars bore us unlike those cats over at Hooniverse. However, something did strike me.
Continue reading Film At Eleven