Thirty years ago, they were the must-have accessory for every sharp-elbowed business executive. But now, Japan’s pagers have beeped for the final time.
The country’s last pager provider, Tokyo Telemessage, closed its service on Tuesday.
A detailed look into the Tap Wearable Keyboard and Mouse
Tap is a one handed, eyes-free, easy to learn, ergonomic wearable keyboard that translates your finger taps (on any surface) into letters, numbers and commands.
One of the goals of Dual Universe, an upcoming massively multiplayer science fiction sandbox game, is to have every one of its players, potentially millions, playing on the same game server together. Earlier this month developer Novaquark ran a large-scale experiment, simulating 30,000 concurrent players wandering the same in-game planet. It’s a sight to see.
And while there may be some diehard fans, this trend will never be able to claw its way back from the brink.
IN 2011, THE storied space shuttle flew for the last time. Three spacecraft survive in retirement as specimens in museums around the country. But the program isn’t dead yet: Many of its parts are popping up as zombie components in spacecraft now in development.
Professor @JohnFPfaff discovered a 30-year-old Apple IIe that laid dormant in his parents’ attic for years. He booted the computer and to his surprise found it in good working order, leading him on a journey down memory lane.
“35 years ago, Macintosh said hello. It changed the way we think about computers and went on to change the world. We love the Mac, and today we’re proud that more people than ever are using it to follow their passions and create the future …”
Apple first teased the machine two days earlier in a Super Bowl commercial, 1984. Directed by Ridley Scott, it was aired exactly once on national television – which was enough. It was so dramatic that TV news channels featured it, giving it millions of dollars of free airtime.