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19th-century Japanese toy recast with 21st-century tech

The kendama is a toy of yesteryear that is enjoying a resurgence thanks to YouTube. Now, a Japanese company is modernizing the toy and adding an app.

By March 30, 2016


Music industry just recorded its best growth in the 21st century

Money from streaming services gave the record industry a massive boost in 2015, though we're still not spending as much as we did on music in the old days.

By April 27, 2016


The 19th century women who catalogued the cosmos

Called the Harvard Computers, a team of women in the 19th century catalogued the stars and developed systems that are still in use today.

By March 7, 2016


BMW's Vision Next 100 points to the next century of motoring

As BMW celebrates its centennial year, it's painting a vision for the next century of ultimate motoring with a lovely, copper concept.

By March 7, 2016


A 23rd-century tourist guide to the solar system (pictures)

By 2200, Mars and Pluto could be on your travel bucket list. As NASA, Elon Musk and others make plans to visit the Red Planet, we've compiled our own list of future interplanetary adventures.

13 Images By February 19, 2016


17th-century flap book details the wonders of anatomy

The German-language volume, digitised for the first time, uses paper flaps to demonstrate the different layers of the human body.

By January 10, 2016


What Apple Music can learn from Tidal

Commentary: The streaming music service co-owned by Jay Z, Beyonce and Kanye West can teach Apple a thing or two about thinking outside of the box.

By April 30, 2016


Typing is so 19th century: CES panelists discuss its replacements

Gestures and voice control could soon become the most common way to interact with your devices, as keyboards go the way of the dinosaur.

By January 6, 2016


Barbie breaks her silence after more than half a century

Though some have called the new Hello Barbie creepy, Mattel's first-ever conversational doll actually has thousands of things to say.

By September 16, 2015


Caffeine: Keeping people awake since the 8th century

Evidence has been discovered that caffeinated drinks were consumed in the American Southwest as early as 750 AD.

By September 15, 2015