4 80s Headphones We Miss
Sep08

4 80s Headphones We Miss

When it comes to headphones we can now easily access smaller buds and in some cases wireless ones as well, take Apple’s new wireless headphones for their iPhone for example. However we would like to relive 4 80s Headphones We Miss. The four headphones in the slideshow below were game-changers all on their own. However, when it came to sound quality they really showed a lot of growth from the ones that predated them. The Walkman...

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Are These the ’80s Most Notable Moments?

CNN is debuting a new original series tonight called The Eighties and as part of an intense marketing campaign has been highlighting some of the decade’s biggest political, cultural and technological impacts on today. Recently, it released 80 moments from the ’80s that it thinks are the most notable events of the decade. The list includes events like: February 22, 1980: Miracle on ice happens as U.S. hockey team defeats...

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On This Date In 1985, A Company Registered The First Internet Domain — And You’ve Never Heard Of It
Mar14

On This Date In 1985, A Company Registered The First Internet Domain — And You’ve Never Heard Of It

1985 was the birth of the first internet domain. Symbolics.com was pretty big step in a progressive technological advancement. The internet was alive and incredibly rising count of domains will lead you to any site you desire. So, what does Symbolics.com look like today? “Symbolics.com is owned by a small investor group in Dallas, Texas,” according to Symbolics. “This site offers unique and interesting facts...

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Call Me! Phones of the 80s
Feb01

Call Me! Phones of the 80s

Since my teen years in the 1980s, phones have changed immensely. They have gone from big, clunky, curly-corded devices to sleek, tiny, talking computers that you can take anywhere with you. Where you were once tied to the kitchen chatting endlessly with your B/F/F or nervously hanging up on that boy you had a crush on after he said hello, now you can blab away while in your car, walking down the street, grocery shopping, trying on...

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Cassette Tapes in the 80s
Dec12

Cassette Tapes in the 80s

By Julie Anderson Woo-hoo – cassette tapes have been with us since 1962! Happy fiftieth birthday, cassettes! For those of you who have played music exclusively on shiny silver discs and on MP3 players, cassettes were little plastic boxes filled with musical joy. Cassettes were not new in the eighties, but they became wildly popular for two big reasons. Starting in the early seventies, 3M Corporation started to make cassettes that were...

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VHS versus Betamax: The Great Format War of Our Time
Sep24

VHS versus Betamax: The Great Format War of Our Time

By Brad Williams Picture yourself at your local video rental shop in 1984 – you know the one, in the local strip mall between the convenience store and the dry cleaners, drab grey carpet and rows of wire shelves filled with propped up cardboard boxes. You head for the new releases to grab something for the weekend and are shocked to see a copy of The Empire Strikes Back, sitting all alone. You instinctively reach for it but stop...

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Remembering the Sony Walkman
Sep19

Remembering the Sony Walkman

By Thomas Zizzo I still remember that birthday in the summer of 1982, getting this new device that was all the rage at the time, and how excited my parents were to give it to me. It was a portable stereo cassette player—the infamous Sony Walkman. My Dad was very excited and impressed about the fact that it was stereo sound, and that no one else could hear it thanks to the headphones. I remember too that my parents almost didn’t buy me...

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Atari
Nov05

Atari

  If you are looking for answers to questions such as “what year did Atari come out” or “where can I find 80s free games online,” then look no further. Atari took the world by storm and began the video arcade industry in 1972, when it released the arcade game Pong. Five years later in 1977, the company once again changed the face of entertainment when it introduced its first home video game console or VCS (video computer system)....

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