PopSci: Back to the Future

PopSci: Back to the Future

Remember Popular Science as the "What's New" magazine? PopSci has written the book on new technology for over 80 years. Now with their new app for iPad the pub is not only covering new tech, but they are making it. The reviews here on SPD.org for Popular Science + have been pretty positive, and even Steve Jobs digs it (video after the jump).

All this PopSci talk got us thinking about how they've covered cutting edge tech in the past. Here are 16 devices & technologies we can't live without, and how they were introduced on the cover of PopSci...



Steve Jobs Loves Popular Science+ on the iPad from PopSci.com on Vimeo.


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Faxes & PDFs

PS_1947_Nov_Fax.jpg
Popular Science, November 1947.

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Streaming Radio & Pandora

PS_1957_August 1957_mobileradio.jpg
Popular Science, August 1957.

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YouTube & Hulu

PS_1959_August_mobilevideo.jpg
Popular Science, August 1959.

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Digital Cameras

PS_1973_Jan_digitalcamera.jpg
Popular Science, January 1973.

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Cell Phones

PS_1973_July_cell.jpg
PS_1978_Jan_Mobile phone.jpg
Popular Science, July 1973; January 1978.

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Voicemail

PS_1974_Jan_Voicemail.jpg
Popular Science, January 1974.

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DVD & Blu-ray

PS_1977_Feb_DVD.jpg
Popular Science, February 1977.

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iPad

PS_1980_handheld computers.jpg
PS_1983_June_handheld.jpg
Popular Science, November 1980; June 1983.

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Laptops

PS_1983_March_portables.jpg
Popular Science, March 1983.

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Plasma & LCD Flat-screens

PS_1985_July_flatscreens.jpg
Popular Science, July 1985.

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3-D Movies

PS_1988_june_3DTV.jpg
Popular Science, June 1988

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GPS & Google Maps

PS_1985_June_GPS.jpg
Popular Science, June 1985.

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Video Skype & iChat

PS_1988_March_video phones.jpg
Popular Science, March 1988

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BlackBerry & iPhone

PS_1992_Sept_PDA.jpg
Popular Science, September 1992.

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iTunes & iPod

PS_1995_Oct_digital music.jpg
Popular Science, October 1995.

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Multi-Touch

PS_1997_Sept_Touchscreen.jpg
Popular Science, September 1997.

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