As we wind down 2016, we thought it would be fascinating to take a look at what some of the hot topics were 20 years ago. What we found are monkeys in space; a heaping helping of interesting computer news from the old Comdex trade show; Bill Gates in full form and Al Gore with the ENIAC. Take a look back at what was hot in 1996.
20 years ago: Hot sci/tech images from 1996
- 2018 OLED iPhones Expected to Use Big... — 2018 OLED iPhones Expected to Use Bigger L-Shaped Batteries – Apple iPhone 8 Plushttp://sea.pcmag.com/apple-iphone-8-plus/18588/news/2018-oled-iphones-expected-to-use-bigger-l-shaped-batteriesBy utilizing an L-shape design, Apple can squeeze more capacity inside the iPhone casing. [...]
- 3D-Printed Euthanasia Machine Doubles... — 3D-Printed Euthanasia Machine Doubles as Casket – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/3d-printed-euthanasia-machine-doubles-as-casket-1725317/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleEuthanasia may sound like a nice alternative to 2017. And, thanks to Dr. Death himself, it’s about to get a lot easier. All you need is a 3D printer, some open space, and a death wish. Philip Nitschke, founder of pro-euthanasia group Exit International, recently unveiled plans for [...]
- Talk to Santa Via Amazon Alexa, Googl... — Talk to Santa Via Amazon Alexa, Google Home – Amazon Echo (2017)http://sea.pcmag.com/amazon-echo-2017/18590/news/talk-to-santa-via-amazon-alexa-google-homeWith the help of Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you can ring up the North Pole and talk to the big guy himself. If you have an Alexa-enabled device like the Echo, just say “Alexa, talk to Santa Claus” to get him on the [...]
- The Best Movies of 2017 — The Best Movies of 2017 | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/2017-in-review/the-best-movies-of-2017?mbid=nl_Daily%20120917&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=12528470&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1300805748&spReportId=MTMwMDgwNTc0OAS2The best movies aren’t only ones that include new voices; they’re also ones that include voices in new ways. One of the most noteworthy movies of 2017 is a TV show, “Twin Peaks: The Return,” all eighteen episodes of which were directed by David Lynch and written [...]
- 15 Tech Gifts for Your Pampered Pet — 15 Tech Gifts for Your Pampered Pet | PCMag.comhttps://www.pcmag.com/feature/340440/15-tech-gifts-for-your-pampered-pet?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleIn 1994, US owners of dogs, cats, and other household pets spent a measly $17 billion on their furry friends, according to the American Pet Products Association. As of 2016, companion animal spending was up to $66.75 billion, a number that’s expected to jump to $69.36 billion [...]