It was the golden age of personal computers. The hardware was massive—as was the impact on the computing industry.
How many did you play as a kid? Enjoy these 17 hits of nostalgia as you send your own children back to school.
Apple made its first tablet PC, featuring handwriting recognition, in 1993. Benj Edwards takes a look at why the Newton failed.
Since the 18th century, people have been fascinated by the idea of machines that could play chess against humans. Here's a compressed look at some key moments in its evolution over the years.
To celebrate this long-forgotten game medium, here are ten classics from VCR game history that you may have played if you lived through the 1980s or 1990s.
Breathe new life into your classic iPod
With all the recent hoopla about Pebbles and iWatches, now is a good time to review the evolution of the smartwatch.
Remember Electronic Battleship and other board games that incorporated electronics into the gameplay starting in the 1970s? It wasn't always a good thing...
Home electronics have dominated the holiday sales charts in recent years. Here's a look at the top-selling devices of the past decade.
Believe it or not, the first CD player was released on October 1, 1982. Benj Edwards looks back on 30 years of the compact disc.
Before Facebook, before even Friendster, people still had social networking. Here's a look at how computer users got together in the days before the dawn of the Internet.
Magnavox's 1972 settop box debuted so early that it didn't even include a computer. Here's a look at what makes this pioneer of home video games tick.
From the birth of Duke Nukem to the first great digital pinball game, here are a dozen classics from the shareware era.
John Linnell of They Might Be Giants spills the dirty details on his tech filled past, present, and future.
We explore the highlights of digital camera history, going all the way back to 1975 and covering many major firsts.