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Technology Flashback: Motorola Razr V3 (2005)

The Motorola RAZR was one of the most well-designed and most purchased cell phones of the 2000s. Although the first RAZR was released in 2003, the Motorola RAZR V3 was the first mainstream RAZR. It was available on Verizon and … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: HTC Touch Pro (2008): The Anti-iPhone 3G

In 2008, HTC was still one of the hottest smartphone makers. In July of 2008, Apple had released the iPhone 3G on AT&T. In early September of 2008, HTC released the Touch Pro on Sprint and it had a lot … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: Apple PowerBook 100 Laptop (1991)

In 1991, owning anything by Apple wasn’t really considered as cool as it was in the 1980s,¬† but Apple’s first laptop ended up influencing a lot of other laptops. The PowerBook 100 ended up being introduced in the marketplace for … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: Sony Digital Mavica MVC-FD5 (1997)

Digital cameras didn’t become mainstream until the early 2000s. They weren’t even really affordable until the late 1990s. The Sony Digital Mavica MVC-FD5 came out in 1997 and really set the stage for the consumer digital camera, even though there … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: Motorola Droid (2009)

Android phones started to make inroads with the HTC Dream (G1 on T-Mobile) in late 2008, but it wasn’t until the Motorola Droid hit Verizon in November of 2008 that people really started taking stock in Android phones. The Droid … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: Motorola Q Smartphone (2006)

By mid 2006, the smartphone industry was taking off. Windows Mobile phones were the most popular type of smartphones, even though the concept of the smartphone still had a couple of years to be completely developed (thanks, Apple). Windows Mobile … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: Windows Me (2000)

Does anybody really remember Windows¬†Me (Windows Millennium Edition), which was released in September of 2000? Microsoft hopes you don’t as the desktop operating system is often referred to as the true Y2K bug. Some say that it’s a bigger disaster … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: The Microsoft Zune MP3 Player (2006)

Microsoft’s Zune is often associated with the word “flop.” The MP3 device, which was supposed to compete with the iPod, was a disaster right out of the box when first released in late 2006. The device was definitely portable, but … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: ‘Dragon’s Lair’ Arcade Game (1983)

It was November of 1983. I went to go visit All Star Bowl with my friends Paul and Aaron. Paul’s parents dropped us off there on a Friday night. I was expecting to play Donkey Kong Jr., my favorite arcade … Continue reading

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Technology Flashback: Samsung Galaxy Tab (7-inch, 2010)

In 2010, there was one tablet that everybody wanted: the iPad. Apple was able to take a product that existed (Hello, Microsoft!) and failed. Apple did what the company does best: It made the tablet marketable and made people believe … Continue reading

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