Which OS is installed on your laptop? I’ll guess, Windows, OSX or maybe Chrome OS. But how about MS-DOS?

Which by the way, had a $1,999 price — the value equivalent to $4,989 today. Can we do something useful on this laptop nowadays? Let’s figure it out.

Specs

At the end of the 80s the typical personal computer was looking like this:


Many devices can be used for Bitcoin mining, from ASIC or GPU cards to the Raspberry Pi. Why not try something really exotic? Like a 32-year-old laptop? Why? Because we can.

The best way to study any technology is to try it. I think readers can already guess that bitcoin…


Nowadays everybody can afford a laptop. But how did this era begin? Let’s travel back to the time when portable computers were large, heavy and expensive. …


Nowadays laptops are compact, lightweight and powerful. But how did it all begin? Here is the review of the Toshiba T3100/20 made in 1986 — one of the first ‘luggable’ laptops.

It is always nice to have a portable computer with all the files, documents and programs installed, especially for…


Using renewable energy is a popular trend in the 21st century. But how it really works? The best way to get an answer is to build such a system and to test it on their own. I bought two 160 Watt panels and installed them on my balcony. …


Nowadays almost everybody can afford a laptop, prices are starting from about $50. But not so long time ago it was a sort of luxury item. How did it feel to use such a machine? The only way to get an answer — is to try.

Hardware

Those who are not…


Psion 5MX is deservedly considered one of the best portable devices with a mechanical keyboard in history. Is it really so? Let’s find this out.

It is easy to find many reviews and YouTube videos about any device nowadays. But when we are talking about the things like a mechanical…


Nowadays it’s easy to have a video call with almost every part of the world. But it took a long time for the technology to reach this level. …


My first PDA was Palm m105, I used it in 2001. 20 years later I decided to check, how the last generation of Palm OS devices was looking and to check if it’s possible to use Palm OS nowadays.

Palm m105 was a nice device for its time, it had…


Analog mobile phones were popular in the 90s and the last operators ended their service only in 2007. Is it possible to run this phone now? Let’s figure it out.

Motorola StarTAC 6000

AMPS

Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) standard was created by Bell Labs in 1983, these phones became popular in the 90s…

Dmitrii Eliuseev

Python and IoT Developer, science and ham radio enthusiast

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