1931's Remote-Controlled Farm of the Future

The March 1931 issue of The Country Gentleman magazine included this advertisement for Timken bearings. With the bold headline "100 YEARS AHEAD" the ad promises that the farmer of the future may be unrecognizable — thanks to Timken bearings, of course. Our farmer of tomorrow wears a suit to work and sits at a desk… » 8/14/14 11:21am 8/14/14 11:21am

In the 1920s, Shoppers Got Punk'd By Fake Televisions

Today advertisers use futuristic tech like jetpacks and robots in their TV ads so that potential consumers think of their brand as forward thinking and innovative. In the 1920s, the cutting edge gadget that advertisers most wanted to associate themselves with was television. But, since the technology was still in its… » 7/31/14 4:00pm 7/31/14 4:00pm

This Was the 3D-TV Theater of the Future Before TV Even Existed

Futurist-minded weirdos were dreaming up 3D movies as early as the 1910s, back when feature-length films were still in their infancy. But in 1928 the hot new techno-hype was all about television: specifically, 3D TV that people could watch in a theater. Complete with that newfangled sync-sound! » 6/04/14 6:11pm 6/04/14 6:11pm

When Watching Baseball on TV Was the Future

In 1939, the first Major League Baseball game was broadcast on TV—a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers—at a time when American TV was still very much an experiment. But this broadcast was a long time coming. In fact, years before practical TV tech had even been demonstrated, people were… » 4/04/14 4:40pm 4/04/14 4:40pm

Sharp Aquos Contest Winner, Answers to Burning Questions Announced

Congrats to Thomas Kash on winning the 37-inch Aquos TV from Sharp. The Super Bowl party is at his house this year. For everyone that didn't win, you still have an opportunity to take away a bit pride in knowing that you got the right answers to the contest entry questions. Those answers are available after the break.… » 9/23/08 3:30pm 9/23/08 3:30pm