Many people are convinced that wearable tech will revolutionize our relationship with technology in the coming decades. But we’ve been waiting on this revolution in some form or another for a century. Case in point: This kid who had it all figured out in 1922 when he invented a radio that fit inside his top hat.
By the late 1930s the vast majority of American households had a radio. So how were radio manufacturers supposed to expand their market? By insisting that the ideal American home has a radio in every room . Sometimes that meant putting radios in the latest appliances — like right inside every American's favorite…
It's basically an audio time machine. Tech historian Emily Thompson, out of Princeton, has put together an interactive map of New York circa 1933, embedded with the old sounds of the city.
Do you remember the Game Keeper? I definitely do. It was a godsend! This vintage ad shows how "keeping the Game Boy portable was tough...until now." But wait a minute, what the hell, was it always that bulky?