Bet you didn’t know: The email just turned 44

It’s mind boggling to imagine that the email is old, 44 years old. Computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the very first email in the year 1971. It’s difficult to say if Tomlinson realized the importance of the historic event he was presiding over, but he doesn’t quite remember what the email was about. In such a case, I think it is best to assume that it was a fart joke, because that’s what emails are for.

You don’t know it yet, but you’re totally in love with the USB Type-C

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You may not care about technology, and you may not even know it yet, but you do totally love the USB Type-C. The new iteration of the bus has all the advantages of the classic USB, and removes most of the complaints leveled against the USB. The list of the new offerings is huge, and we’re going to run by it with quick information to highlight the capabilities of the new standard.

Seventeen Instruments Play in the Self-Contained Hootenanny

You could have your very own band or orchestra at your beck and call, housed comfortably in an elegant handcrafted oak cabinet. The self-contained Hootenanny, apart from having a lovely name, also houses 17 musical instruments. Let’s go back a bit, Hootenanny… that’s a great word, and I’m going to try to sneak it into conversations all week. That, and bamboozled, because it’s cool.

Asus ZenWatch Smartwatch look pretty good

Smartwatches are cool, although they rarely look as awesome as the ZenWatch. We like the ZenWatch because it is sleek, has the usual and useful features, and looks pretty darn good. Going to the gritty details and specifications, the watch has a slightly curved 1.63-inch 320×320 AMOLED display. It runs on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, has Bluetooth 4.0, and 512 MB RAM.

This steam powered tank is controlled by a remote

A remote controlled, fully functional steam powered tank, now that’s the stuff Steampunk fiction is made of. The steam turret tank by Ian is based on a 1/16th scale Tamiya King Tiger die-cast model tank. Supplying steam to keep the tank in action is a 3.5″ diameter marine boiler. This miniature boiler is fully functional, and includes pressure gauges, safety valves, and a ceramic burner.

LG launches huge curved 4K OLED TV

LG apparently wants to have the competition for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner), as we see from their new TV. The two televisions are not just gigantic screens, which, truth be told, nobody would bat an eye to. The impressive part is that they are both OLED screens. OLEDs can have a better display quality, showing blacker blacks, increased contrast, low flickering and blurring, and better reproduction of colors, when compared to conventional LEDs and LCDs.