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MTC 2401 Storage Cabinet

MTC 2401 Storage Cabinet

Artist Love Hulten is back with another awesome retro-inspired piece. The MTC 2401 is a custom cabinet that looks just like the IBM 2401 Magnetic Tape Unit – a computer relic that dates back to the mid-1960s. It features blinking lights, spinning tape reels, and it makes vintage computer noises. Every office needs one.

Selectric Typewriter Slow-Mo

Selectric Typewriter Slow-Mo

From the 1960s to 1980s, the IBM Selectric was the typewriter to get if you wanted to type quickly and accurately. This slow-motion footage from the Hursley Museum and Chronos Cameras shows how the Selectric’s innovative ball rapidly rotated to the correct position, and could type at speeds up to 14.8 characters per second.

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What Can You Do with a $20 Laptop?

What Can You Do with a $20 Laptop?

We live in a world where technological obsolescence is an everyday expectation. But is there still value in the old electronics we’d otherwise discard? Modern Classic decided to find out by dusting off a 20-year-old IBM ThinkPad to see if it could still be of use today.

World’s Smallest Movie

World’s Smallest Movie

Hardware giant IBM made the world’s tiniest animation using carbon monoxide molecules. The stop-motion short was made using 5,000 atoms and can only be seen when it’s magnified 100 million times. Watch the making-of here.

Watson vs. Richter

Watson vs. Richter

After hammering our wisest representatives at Jeopardy, Watson tries his hand at being a talk show announcer, much to the chagrin of Andy Richter. Watch and see who gets the last laugh.

Jeopardy: AI vs Humans

Jeopardy: AI vs Humans

Jeopardy is elementary for IBM’s Watson. The computer bested former Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a 3 minute practice match. The full match will be aired Feb. 14-16.

AI Technology for Jeopardy

AI Technology for Jeopardy

Using advanced computing and emerging technology, IBM is building a natural language processing computer code named Watson to compete on the Jeopardy! show. (Thanks Hector!)

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