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Benj Edwards is a freelance writer who specializes in computer and video game history. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to vintage technology.

Inside the Amiga 1000

Twenty-five years ago, Commodore released a revolutionary multimedia machine. We take a peek inside this classic computer to see what made the Amiga so amazing.

History of Video Calls: From Fantasy to Flops to Facetime

A visual history of the science and sci-fi of phone calls you can see. (And, no, it didn't start with The Jetsons.)

The Evolution of Video Game Media

From jumper cards to hard disks, these are the cards, cartridges, and drives that have shaped the world of gaming.

The True Face of Mario

Uncovering the fascinating true story behind an iconic character's origins--and why nobody likes to talk about them.

Inside the Atari 1040STf

The Atari ST series premiered on the PC stage 25 years ago. In honor of that important line's silver anniversary, we dissected its most prominent model.

Fifteen Consumer Electronics Design Mistakes

Let us count the ways these modern marvels of technology drive us bonkers, day after day.

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From Paper Tape to Data Sticks: The Evolution of Removable Storage

Over the years, people have tried to transfer information from one computer to another in a dizzying number of ways. Here’s a look at some of the best, along with others that time forgot.

The Ghosts of Christmas Games Past

Where can you bowl with elves, battle evil snowmen, and take your shots at flying turkey helicopters? Only in these 12 Christmas games of yesteryear.

Apple's Five Most Important Printers

Remember when Apple made printers? Yes, printers. Apple once produced--and was quite famous for--its own printer line that worked well with its computers. This...

30 Years of Handheld Game Systems

Three decades after the debut of Milton Bradley’s Microvision, here’s a look at how handheld video game systems evolved, from early flops like the Atari Lynx to the gaming innovations of the iPhone.

Ye Olde Vintage Computer Gift Guide

Got a nostalgic geek on your holiday shopping list? Check out this list of classic PCs and other tech paraphernalia, many available for $10 or less.

A Retro PC Celebration for the Whole Family

Gather the kids round your Apple II and enjoy these nostalgic, vaguely unsettling vintage ads.

Inside the Atari 800

It's the 30th anniversary of this 8-bit PC classic. We celebrate the occasion as we always do, by tearing the product apart and showing you the pieces.

Evolution of the Cell Phone

Cell phones have become a lot smaller over the years, but they're bigger than ever in functionality and popularity. Here's a look at how the mobile phone has changed over the decades.

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The (Misunderstood) Mac Portable Turns 20

A 20th anniversary teardown of the first mobile Mac — and some reflections on how far we've come.