In the early 2000s, a company called Digital Convergence pushed a computer bar code scanner with the idea of pairing physical data with online data. It's fair to say it didn't quite pan out. To learn more about CueCat and it's creator, take a look at his website and channel: http://www.cuecat.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvgjcuRbMrSVWYRN0hM5sFA
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Millions of children around the world have played Club Penguin since its launch in 2005, however, many are unaware of its predecessors and how much they influenced the final game. With the desktop version of Club Penguin shutting down by March 29, 2017, I'm taking a look back to the very earliest versions of Club Penguin, and how it has evolved in its 17 year lifespan. For more information, I'd recommend reading Lance Priebe's (The game's original developer's) blog. http://rocketsnail.com/blog/
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Last time, we looked at the Gateway Profile 5.5, an "ugly" yet interesting All-In-One computer. Now, we're trying out a few different operating systems to see which ones the Profile can run. Previous Video: https://youtu.be/fGUXbigsADU Music Used: Sunshine Samba - Chris Haugen (0:25) Hold on a Second - John Deley and the 41 Players (1:58) Finding Science - JR Tundra (4:22) Best of Both Worlds (Chiptune Remake) - Mr. Chippy Music (6:10, 9:26) Tiptoe Out the Back - Dan Lebowitz (6:10)
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While the popular macOS sees updates nearly annually now, there was a time where Apple struggled for years to get a major update out. Clips in order of appearance: Apple 1984 Ad Commercial (5:29) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIE-5hg7FoA Mac OS 8 Demos (6:43) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXfsAYUjvms Macworld San Francisco 2000 (11:09) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko4V3G4NqII WWDC 2002 Death Of Mac OS 9 (11:43) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W4CntluoBQ Music Used: You're not that Funky - Otis McDonald (0:00) Tiptoe Out the Back - Dan Lebowitz (0:38) Rank and File - Silent Partner (3:26) Handprints - John Deley and the 41 Players(5:42) Fuzzy Feeling - Everet Almond (7:17) You Had To Be - E's Jammy Jams (9:03) Cologne 1983 - Josh Kirsch (10:47) Feel The Funk - Jimmy Fontanez (12:14)
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In the 90s, Microsoft was the undeniable ruler of PC industry, but all it took was one pesky web browser to bring it all crashing down. This is the story of how that didn't happen. Music Used: Late - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena (0:00) No Good Right - Freedom Trail Studio (2:06) Weekend in Tattoine - Unicorn Heads (5:21, 10:57) Tiptoe out the Back - Dan Lebowitz (8:14) Birds - Silent Partner (16:24) Clips in order of appearance: The Kids' Guide to the Internet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A81IwlDeV6c (4:37) Windows 95 Commercial #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kt6wVyNWos (6:03) Macworld Boston 1997 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHhHww-S-3s (10:02) Bill Gates Deposition Part 9 of 12 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJNphz9GPg (13:33) Bill Gates on the Antitrust Case (2001) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5_fBqZrwA0 (15:47)
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Graphing calculators are pretty commonly used for things like, well, calculation, but thanks to algorithms like ray tracing, they can render incredibly realistic (for a calculator) 3d graphics. Downloads (Compatible with TI-84 C and TI-84 CE): -Files (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B03SgX41KCinVWoxcHNIQjBFMUk) -TI Connect Software( https://education.ti.com/en/products/computer-software/ti-connect-sw )
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This week we take a look at the Gateway Profile 5.5, one of many interesting All-In-One designs of the early 2000s. Music Used: Handprints - John Deley and the 41 Players (0:00) The Messenger - Silent Partner (1:25) Windows Welcome Music - Microsoft (4:59) Four Guys - The Beatles (5:50) Games tested (in order of appearance): Bricks of Egypt - ArcadeLab (6:54) Plants vs Zombies - PopCap Games (6:56) HamsterBall - Raptisoft (6:59) Portal - Valve (7:02) Club Penguin Rewritten (7:22)
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Today, in the final installment of PocketPC Month, we take a look at the Microsoft MiPad, an experimental product from the early 2000s sort of like a proto-Siri, as well as Microsoft Voice Command, the actual product to eventually release from the MiPad research.
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In this New Year's episode, we take a look at the Y2K bug, a programming mistake that threatened to crash all the world's computers as they ticked over from 1999 to the year 2000. Music Used: Leoforos Alexandras - Dan Bodan (0:00) No Good Right - Freedom Trail Studio (0:51, 13:04) Tiptoe Out the Back - Dan Lebowitz (6:34) Late - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena (8:21) Weekend in Tattoine - Unicorn Heads (10:04)
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I've been holding onto these clips for years, and now I finally think I can make a video with them. This time, we're taking a look at some of the strangest videos to ever come out of Microsoft. Clips in order of appearance: Knowledge Navigator (1987) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb4AzF6wEoc (0:20) Windows 386 Commercial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noEHHB6rnMI (1:10) Silly MS-DOS 5 Promo Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxC6PytZMqc (3:30) It's the World Wide Web - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_cei19G3L4 (5:04) TechEd 2007 Keynote opening - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxMrBuluEJ8 (5:22) Office 2010: The Movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUawhjxLS2I (7:48) HORRIBLE Windows 95 Commercial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2owaKucyU1Y (8:40)
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A long time ago I made a video on Clippy, the nearly universally hated paperclip from Microsoft Office. I figured now was a good time for an update. Play the flash game here! www.gamesbob.com/xtractpaperclip And check out ClippyJS: https://www.smore.com/clippy-js Clips used in order of appearance: The Kid's Guide to the Internet (0:54) - youtube.com/watch?v=A81IwlDeV6c 12 old mac ads (1:13) - youtube.com/watch?v=VaZgtQRmunA Computer Chronicles UNIX (1:32) - youtube.com/watch?v=WKq3FoSC2oA Peedy the Parrot: Interactive Music Assistant (1:35) - kurlander.net/DJ/Videos/PeedyVideo.shtml Bill Gates' CES '95 Keynote Featuring Peedy the Parrot (2:56) - kurlander.net/DJ/Videos/PeedyCES95Video.shtml X-Tract Paperclip game (6:29) - youtube.com/watch?v=dw_bvVhMJMY Microsoft Office XP Ad 1/3 — Clippy Gets Clipped (6:33) - youtube.com/watch?v=tu_Pzuwy-JY Delta Heavy - Ghost (7:42) - youtube.com/watch?v=b4taIpALfAo Microsoft Office Assistant - SNL (7:45) - youtube.com/watch?v=EpWbTogEEhg Agent Animated Characters Showcase-Bonzi (9:16) - youtube.com/watch?v=cpOjIQppuH0 Ribbon Hero 2-Clippy's Second Chance.wmv (9:41) - youtube.com/watch?v=5zxF6XhtyJw Siri vs Cortana Groundhog Day (Commercial) (9:47) - youtube.com/watch?v=bh3Qp40zupI Microsoft Goes Back to the Future (10:05) - youtube.com/watch?v=B2G4Y_IaKTI
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In Part 1, I told how through questionable marketing tactics Microsoft was able to influence the public to use their web browser Internet Explorer. That market dominance, though, was due to see some new challenge from an even stronger competitor.
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We've all been told that Wikipedia isn't a good source for research, but how can it have such high quality information and yet still be susceptible to user vandalism? Naturally, the answer involves robots. Whoopsy by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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Windows ME is easily one of the most derided versions of Windows, but few seem to realize just how much influence it had over versions of Windows following it. Clips in order of appearance: MICROSOFT LAUNCH WINDOWS 98 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKYj6E-L01g (6:02) Windows ME Footage - www.youtube.com/channel/UCRk2-vty3b9PYV55tW1tqcA/videos (7:12) The Kids' Guide to the Internet - www.youtube.com/watch?v=A81IwlDeV6c (7:52) Music Used: Feel The Funk - Jimmy Fontanez (0:00) Love Explosion - Silent Partner (0:43) Storage Theme - Chex Quest (2:34) Tiptoe Out the Back - Dan Lebowitz (4:04) Present Day - E's Jammy Jams (6:38) Sunshine Samba - Chris Haugen (8:32)
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More and more products seem to come out that make use of some form of a computer text-to-speech voice, with today's voices sounding acceptably realistic. Even though speech-based products are fairly recent, the concept of electronically generating a voice has been around for nearly a century.
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I've made a video in the past about the Apple Newton, but since that video was more of a review, I decided to revisit the Newton with a more in-depth retelling of its story. Egg Freckles. Photo Credit (7:12) - Sonny Hung https://www.flickr.com/photos/sonnyhung/352420652/in/photolist-x9fo9-BPJN6-98Bj7-98Bj6-x9fo2-98zFk-x9fo7-x9fnX-wZSKd-98zFj-wZSKc-wZSKf-6fqHAs-98zFh-wZSKi-9S1LQ-9S1LR-98zFi-98zFn-98Bj8-98zFm-wZSK4-98Bj5-9XNN3-wZSKg-6fmwht-vEFda-6fmwni-6fmwh4-CbUTg-o3gh9-2gsSk-6fqHzA-prk88-6fqHyu-6fqHx5-yBMR1-6fqHz7-9S1LS-wGxRH-prk7V-vEFdr-praCM-prk87-vEFdn-vEFde-vEFdw-prk7P-prk7M-vEFdh
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15 years ago, Microsoft released a revolutionary OS, that unified the Windows product line, revamped the user interface and introduced its users to a much more enjoyable computing experience. 15 years later, it's time to celebrate the accomplishment known as, XP.
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Ever wonder how a computer can get you the fastest directions somewhere, or get NPCs in a game to walk around walls autonomously? The answer is more surprising than you'd think. Music Used: Pipe Dream - Set Construction (Animusic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLf2nsZ9m9o
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How can you make a computer write in intelligible English, but still be able to learn from lots of examples? Why not a Markov Chain? Garkov: http://joshmillard.com/garkov/ Markov Text Generator: http://projects.haykranen.nl/markov/demo/ Intractable by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/ French Poem (Les Colchiques) from http://www.frenchtoday.com/french-poe...
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At one point, AOL was synonymous with the internet, but its origins, as well as its ultimate fate, are more surprising than you'd think. Carnivale Intrigue by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500028 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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We all know the TARDIS from Doctor Who, but the whole "bigger on the inside" thing raises a few questions. The TARDIS's weight also changes all the time, but interestingly enough, it can be explained as something other than a continuity error.
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Back before smartphones were ubiquitous in terms of portable computing, another device was popular. This week, we take a look at the HP iPaq h2215, a Windows Mobile PocketPC from 2003. Stay tuned for next time for a demonstration of some of the hardware peripherals this thing can use. Also check out LGR's video on the iPaq rx1955: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm5omDCENPo
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Today, we have computers that fit in our pockets, networks that span the globe, and delivery systems that can get physical items from one side of the world to the other, all thanks to the 50 year quest to computerize the process of ordering pizzas. Special thanks to SquirrelMonkey for contributing the footage at 3:18. Check out their archive here. https://www.youtube.com/user/SquirrelMonkeyCom/videos Music Used: Arabian Sand - E's Jammy Jams (0:00) Weekend in Tattoine - Unicorn Heads (5:12) Cologne 1983 - Josh Kirsch (6:14) Birds - Silent Partner (8:01) Clips in order of appearance: Pizza Hut (1994) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmj0Aup-bnE (0:07) Points for Pies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-gFdAa_Oi0 (0:26) Papa John Places His First Ever Online Order - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah5vJleVuJQ (0:31) Donald Sherman orders a pizza - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94d_h_t2QAA (0:42) Tomorrow's World: New Banking - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSTMraoURco (0:57) Tomorrow's World: Home Computer Terminal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ6SbvrjxZA (1:12) TranDirect.com SuperNES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqmwZwJp_8Y (6:21) Star7 Demo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CsTH9S79qI (6:29) Steve Jobs iPhone 2007 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN4U5FqrOdQ (7:33) KFC's New Virtual Reality - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmRQBugNDGQ (8:22) Emoji Literacy Supported by Domino’s - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPtTQ_Tp2W0 (9:03) The Science Elf wishes to not be held responsible for the factually questionable content of this video.
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Snapchat, the popular image sharing social media platform, has only been around for a few years, but the technology to digitally take a photo and send it has existed for at least thirty years. Snapchat in the 90's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6bZxUvb7K0 Check out more videos by SquirrelMonkey: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXA2lepIpHZ24iQU22WgDeA
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