“Me & My TRS-80”: Kids And Their Computers In The 1980s

I don’t know about you, but nothing warms my heart more than the sight of a photograph of kid at a personal computer in the 1980s. A pleasant whiff of nostalgia mixed with interesting paleo-technology, makes for a great image. Let’s have a look at a handful of images of kids and families as history was being made: when computers first entered our schools and homes…

On the old Radio Shack display: “Marvin couldn’t understand Earth people very well. That’s why Marvin came to me. He knew that I was Computer Charlie. He knew that I was one of the biggest brains around.”

h/t: flashbak

From Kilobaud Microcomputing magazine, 1979.

(L) From a 1981 Radio Shack catalog, (R) from a 1988 issue of Računari.

From a 1988 Radio Shack catalog.

1987 Teenagers who could really have used wireless keyboards.

I can’t quite tell what this boy is doing on the computer – I just know he’s loving every minute of it.

(L) From the cover of the Apple II reference manual, (R) This kid is “EXCITED!” by his school’s new TRS-80.

From the 1983 book: How to Feel at Home with a Home Computer.

From New York magazine, January 1984.

Radio Shack 1981.

Run magazine, March 1985.

From Family Computing magazine, October 1983.


From the cover of Kilobaud Microcomputing magazine, June 1980.

From the cover of The Home Computer Course 5: Mastering Your Home Computer in 24 Weeks.

From the book, Living with Computers by Patrick G. Mckeown.

From the cover of Creative Computing magazine, March 1980.

TRS-80 Microcomputer News, July 1983.

Detail from a 1985 Datasouth advertisement.

From Family Computing magazine, September 1983.

Detail from a 1985 Tandy 1000 advertisement.


Ad from Family Computing magazine, September 1983.

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Hot Ninja – Multifunctional Network Device For Autonomous Activity In The City Environment

Multifunctional network device for autonomous activity in the city environment. Its main function is communication and propaganda through the Wi-FI wireless standard. This is the hacktivism diy response to attempts by the authorities in different countries to control the Internet. The project serves as an example of the possible opposition and decentralisation of networks to ensure communications and provide notifications irrespective of whether there is access to the global internet or certain restrictions are applied.


The device consists of three standalone Wi-Fi access points based on the esp8266 chip and Arduino Mega board, which is the core brain of the system. The device is also equipped with a keyboard for typing text and OLED screen for convenience of use. It can function based on a built-in battery (up to eight hours), or any power bank/telephone charge.

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Björk Unveils 3D-Printed Mask Based On Her Musculoskeletal System

Icelandic musician Björk has partnered with designer and researcher Neri Oxman on a mask made up of multiple 3D-printed strands that mimic the underlying structure of her own face.

The Rottlace mask, which made its debut during a performance in Tokyo yesterday, is based on “digital interpretations” of Björk’s bone and tissue taken from three-dimensional scans. The black and white design resembles locks of hair laid on the musician’s face, and extends below the chin to partially cover the neck.

The mask’s name is a variation on the Icelandic word for skinless. It was printed as a set of “muscle textiles” that still allow Björk to move her face and neck in the mask as she performs.

h/t: dezeen






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Japanese Engineer’s Giant Robot Dream


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Sakakibara Kikai’s engineer Go Sakakibara poses with the bipedal robot Mononofu during its demonstration at its factory in Shinto Village, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Developed at Sakakibara Kikai, a maker of farming machinery, LW-Mononofu is a 28-feet tall, two-legged robot weighing in at more than 7 tonnes. It contains a cockpit with monitors and levers for the pilot to control the robot’s arms and legs.


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China’s Bike-Sharing Graveyards


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in smog during a polluted day in Shanghai, 2017. Rapid expansion of shared bicycle companies across China has led to massive piles of abandoned bikes as supply outstrips demand. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at a vacant lot in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on April 7, 2018. Rapid expansion of shared bicycle companies across China has led to massive piles of abandoned bikes as supply outstrips demand. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


A worker untangles a rope amid piled-up shared bicycles at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province, China, 2018. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, 2017. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen at an urban village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, 2017. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


A worker rides a shared bicycle past piled-up shared bikes at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province, China, 2017. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Bicycles of various bike-sharing services are seen in Shanghai, 2018. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)


Ofo shared bicycles are seen piled up at a vacant lot in Xiamen, Fujian province, China, 2017. (Photo by Reuters/China Stringer Network)

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The Impressive Cyberpunk Accessories Of Hiroto Ikeuchi

Between cyberpunk, cosplay and DIY, here are the impressive creations of the Japanese Hiroto Ikeuchi, who handcraft futuristic objects and accessories with an incredible talent. Based in Tokyo, and heavily inspired by science fiction and manga like Gundam, Ghost in the Shell, Macross or Appleseed, Hiroto Ikeuchi recycles electronic gadgets, cameras, or smartphones into complex and beautiful high-tech objects.

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This Small Artificial Island Is Thought Of As An Oasis Of Relaxation

Located in the port of Copenhagen, this small artificial island offers a true oasis of relaxation. Created by designers Blecher and Fokstrot and soberly entitled Ø1, this 25m² platform was built entirely of wood, using traditional techniques used for boat building.

This island is the first prototype of the Copenhagen Islands project, a series of floating modules which rethink the waters of the harbor as a public and living space. The other modules of this project will offer a floating sauna, a floating stage, a floating garden or a floating bar. These modular islands may be scattered around the harbor, or brought together to create one large platform.

More info: Blecher, Fokstrot, Copenhagen Islands (h/t: ufunk)







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Oceanco Debuts Unique 115-Meter-Long Megayacht That Will Truly Sail You In Style

Custom superyacht manufacturer Oceanco debuted its one-of-a-kind ‘Tuhura’ vessel at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show.

The 115-meter-long megayacht was made in collaboration with Lobanov Design studio, BMT Nigel Gee and interior designer Achille Salvagni.

Canoes, dugouts, and other vessels from ancient times inspired its elegant design. Its name, ‘Tuhura’, was derived from the definition of the Maori verb, which means to explore, bring to light, discover and delve deeper into something.

Igor Lobanov, founder of Lobanov Design studio, explained inside a press release, “Our Tuhura is a simple idea…The thought was to take a natural shape similar to those seen in the earliest canoe-type craft and augment it multifold to a larger scale, using modern technology.”

More info: Oceanco, Instagram (h/t: designtaxi)





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Karlmann King – The Most Expensive SUV In The World

In Beijing, the most expensive SUV of all time was unveiled and it looks like Batman’s collection. The Karlmann King is designed by a team of 1800 people and is produced by a European manufacturer. It is a high-end custom-made SUV called as a ground stealth fighter and yeah it looks like one as it has got much more than just the exterior/interior.

The tactical SUV is equipped with a 6.8L V10 engine which produces over 360 horsepower and about 620 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to all 4 wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The max speed is about 140kph (87 mph) which is far less for this engine.

Apart from the drive train – the accelerator is electronic car comes with a hydraulic power steering and four-wheel ventilation disc brakes. Prepared with 4 doors and 4 seats (only 2 at the back) you also get an option to fit another door and get 1, 2 or 3 more seats at the back cabin.

The exterior is amazing as you can see it has got the angular design and matte black colour which gives it a stealth look and bulky design. The headlights are also shaped in such angular shape. The exterior is made up of carbon fiber/steel or an option to the carbon fiber with bulletproof. The net weight of the vehicle is about 4500 kg and 6000 kg in the bulletproof model.

The interior is made totally opposite of what you can see from the outside it is fully luxurious and has used a lot of gold. The passenger cabin has got some features like the Hi-Fi Sound, 4K UHD intelligent LCTV, Central Handrail Screen Display, Private safes, PS4 Entertainment System (that’s what we needed), Phone Projection System, Satellite TV and Satellite Phone which comes in the option.

The company aims to manufacture about 10 Karlmann King with each costing about $1.85M (€1.56M) making it the most expensive SUV ever (at this cost you could buy about 8 Bentley Bentayga).






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Karlmann King – The Most Expensive SUV In The World

In Beijing, the most expensive SUV of all time was unveiled and it looks like Batman’s collection. The Karlmann King is designed by a team of 1800 people and is produced by a European manufacturer. It is a high-end custom-made SUV called as a ground stealth fighter and yeah it looks like one as it has got much more than just the exterior/interior.

The tactical SUV is equipped with a 6.8L V10 engine which produces over 360 horsepower and about 620 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to all 4 wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The max speed is about 140kph (87 mph) which is far less for this engine.

Apart from the drive train – the accelerator is electronic car comes with a hydraulic power steering and four-wheel ventilation disc brakes. Prepared with 4 doors and 4 seats (only 2 at the back) you also get an option to fit another door and get 1, 2 or 3 more seats at the back cabin.

The exterior is amazing as you can see it has got the angular design and matte black colour which gives it a stealth look and bulky design. The headlights are also shaped in such angular shape. The exterior is made up of carbon fiber/steel or an option to the carbon fiber with bulletproof. The net weight of the vehicle is about 4500 kg and 6000 kg in the bulletproof model.

The interior is made totally opposite of what you can see from the outside it is fully luxurious and has used a lot of gold. The passenger cabin has got some features like the Hi-Fi Sound, 4K UHD intelligent LCTV, Central Handrail Screen Display, Private safes, PS4 Entertainment System (that’s what we needed), Phone Projection System, Satellite TV and Satellite Phone which comes in the option.

The company aims to manufacture about 10 Karlmann King with each costing about $1.85M (€1.56M) making it the most expensive SUV ever (at this cost you could buy about 8 Bentley Bentayga).






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