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When Telstar met JFK

Fifty years ago today, the little Telstar satellite relayed the first TV transmission across the Atlantic. It wasn't long before President Kennedy had his black-and-white electrons beamed from the U.S. to Europe.

By July 12, 2012


From Telstar, a new age of telecommunications (pictures)

The humble little satellite could handle just a single black-and-white TV channel, but it was the cutting-edge technology of its day. JFK gave it a spin 50 years ago today.

8 Images By July 12, 2012


Phone history, full of steampunk designs and rotary dials

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series geeks out in a building full of telephone bygones, wallowing in the beauty of rotary dial phones, giant switchboards, and a brick-size early mobile phone.

By April 12, 2012


Philco PC is part typewriter, part '50s TV

Pasadena, Calif.-based SchultzeWorks design studio has created a retro-styled re-imagining of the desktop PC based on an iconic 1950s TV brand.

By December 16, 2009


Confessions of a female audiophile

Female audiophiles are news, it's kinda as crazy as man bites dog.

By June 16, 2009


TVs from the golden age

Retro designs updated with modern technology

By January 4, 2007


Me TV: Time line of landmarks in television history

Our time line takes you from 1927 and the first TV transmission, all the way up to DirecTV and other modern wonders.

By April 11, 2005


SBC makes $16 billion call for AT&T

Ma Bell offspring to take over AT&T in bid for global stature as cable and Net phone rivals close in. Photos: AT&T's history of innovation

By January 31, 2005


Photos: AT&T's history of innovation

Throughout much of its long life, AT&T and its Bell Labs subsidiary were on the forefront of technological progress.

January 31, 2005


New and Noteworthy: Supply Snag Slows Down Mac Cloner; WWDC keynote sattelite coordinates; more

New and Noteworthy: Supply Snag Slows Down Mac Cloner; WWDC keynote sattelite coordinates; more

By June 18, 2003