Videophones

Kids From The 1970s Had Some Adorable Ideas For The Year 1999

Kids From The 1970s Had Some Adorable Ideas For The Year 1999

Did you ever imagine what the future would be like when you were a kid? We all did. Some of us were obsessed with jetpacks and robots, while others dreamed of videophones and space travel. It was “all of the above” for two kids in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, who imagined what…

Wait, Why Isn’t She Looking At The Dude?

Wait, Why Isn’t She Looking At The Dude?

Image Cache: In the photo above we see a videophone (or picturephone as they were sometimes called at midcentury) being demonstrated at the International Radio Exhibition in Stuttgart, West Germany in 1965. The weird part? The woman in the photo is apparently not even bothering to look at the person…

This 1993 AT&T Concept Video Predicted Skype’s New Translator App

This 1993 AT&T Concept Video Predicted Skype’s New Translator App

You can keep your flying cars and jetpacks. The real sign that we’re living in the future? Real-time language translation. Skype just put its version into wide release. But effortless translation is something we’ve been waiting on for quite some time, as you can see from this 1993 clip of…