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Can you name this vintage tech?

From early calculators to WWII cryptography machines, if you can name this old hardware, software and storage media, you really know your stuff
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1 of 48 TilTuli via YouTube

Think you know old tech?

Nowadays, bleeding-edge tech tends to be sleek and small and easy on the eyes. It wasn't always.

See how well you can do in this ultimate vintage tech quiz.

Let's start with this porcupine-y thing. Know what it is?

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2 of 48 ZUMA Press/Corbis

It's a circa-1951 UNIVAC I mercury memory tank ...

... by Remington Rand, on display at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley.

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3 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

This is a detail from ...

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4 of 48 Bethesda

The original Fallout game (1997)

That's original hero Natalia in the vault suit. She's facing off against a radscorpion.

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5 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

This is a part of ...

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6 of 48 ZDNet via Wikipedia

IBM's System/360

The computer system debuted more than a half-century ago.

Previous photo by: IBM

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7 of 48 Steven Vidler/Corbis

This is ...

Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England, UK --- Buckinghamshire,Bletchley,Bletchley Park,German Enigma Machine --- Image by © Steven Vidler/Corbis

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8 of 48 ZDNet

The WWII Enigma code machine

The German device stumped Allies for years ... until Alan Turing and his Bletchley Park team famously helped to cracked it.

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9 of 48 ZDNet

Name both the storage media and the hardware ...

Here's a close-up of a floppy disk jutting out of an Apple II computer, which was available between 1977 and 1981.

Right now the All About Apple Museum has no official relationship with Apple. That was not the case in the past. In 2005 the company sent a letter to the association running the museum and eventually invited a few of its representatives to Cupertino.

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10 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

An Apple II and Disk II with a 5.25-inch disk

The Apple II computer was available between 1977 and 1981.

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11 of 48 ZDNet

This is ...

Before there was PlayStation, before XBOX, there was the NES. Sure, there were video game systems that came before it, such as the Atari 2600, Intellivision and Colecovision, but none of those really could produce arcade quality graphics and gameplay at home. This was the console that launched the Super Mario empire.

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12 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

The Nintendo NES game system

This was the console that launched the Super Mario empire ... and super-geeky messenger bags such as this one.

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13 of 48 Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman

This happy little face could be found in ...

14 of 48 Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman

Rogue

This dungeon-crawling home computer game (circa 1980) used letters and keyboard symbols to depict walls, passages, monsters and treasure.

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15 of 48 ZDNet

This is ...

Hint: It's one of the first Windows-powered smartphones ever released.

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16 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

The SPV Orange e100 ...

... and here's its cousin, the E200.

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17 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

This is ...

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18 of 48 IBM

IBM Naval Ordnance Research Calculator

Also known as NORC, this one-of-a-kind, first-generation vacuum tube computer went live in December 1954 and was likely the most powerful computer at the time.

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19 of 48 Steve Benway via YouTube

This is ...

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20 of 48 ZDNet

A Sinclair ZX81

Debuted in 1981, this little computer was designed to be inexpensive. It sold for the 2015 equivalent of about $200. Check out Steve Benway's video for more on this small wonder.

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21 of 48 Steve Benway via YouTube

Bonus if you can name both the game and the hardware ...

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22 of 48 Steve Benway via YouTube

Crazy Kong on a Sinclair Timex 1000

Steve Benway demonstrated the gameplay in a 2011 YouTube video. The Sinclair 1000 is a modified version of the ZX81.

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23 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

This is ...

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24 of 48 MarcCEcases Technologica via YouTube

A Nokia 9000 communicator

If you've never seen this 1996 model, one of the earliest of the smartphones, you're missing out on a wonderfully wacky piece of vintage tech. Check it out in this video.

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25 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

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26 of 48 Apple

Apple's eWorld

Apple's answer to an AOL-like Internet portal service was available between June 1994 and March 1996.

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27 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

This is ...

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28 of 48 IBM

A punch card! And here's the IBM 029 Key Punch system

It debuted in 1954.

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29 of 48 ZDNet

This is ....

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30 of 48 Miracle Technology

The WS2000 modem

This 80s-era modem, a favorite of early hackers, is now on display in Britain's National Museum of Computing.

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31 of 48 ZDNet

This is ...

Want to see a working model? Sure you do.

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32 of 48 Tandy/Radio Shack

A Tandy 1400 laptop

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33 of 48 Apple

This is ...

The first PDA, the reason why this

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34 of 48 ZDNet

The Apple Newton

An early entry in the PDA category, this cute little personal organizer debuted in 1993, but Steve Jobs killed the platform about five years later.

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35 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

This is ...

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36 of 48 Sierra On-Line

The Colonel's Bequest

The 1989 graphic-adventure game starred 1920s-era sleuth Laura Bow.

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37 of 48 ZDNet

This is ...

The eMate 300 running the Newton operating system isn't one of the most successful Apple products: designed for the education market, it didn't last long. The item, the curators said, was donated to the museum by a collector who obtained it after a tough bargaining session with a Texan collector.

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38 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

Apple eMate running a Newton OS

Designed for the education market, this PDA didn't last long after its 1997 debut.

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39 of 48 ZDNet

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Tandy TRS-80 model 100

Released in 1983, this is one of the world's first truly portable computers. Want to see a teardown? Sure you do.

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This is ...

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Riven

The 1997 game was the follow-up to the hit title Myst.

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43 of 48 ZDNet

This is ...

While home video was introduced in the form of VHS and Sony BetaMax years earlier, if you really wanted to enjoy the highest fidelity in home entertainment, you had to go LaserDisc, which was introduced by Pioneer Corporation in 1979. LaserDisc never caught on en masse due to the fact the players and the titles were expensive, but if you wanted the best sound and best video quality, nothing would beat it until DVD arrived 10 years later, in 1995.

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44 of 48 ZDNet

A LaserDisc

Introduced by Pioneer Corporation in 1979, this storage media enjoyed a lot of hype before VCRs eventually won.

45 of 48 U.S. Army

This is ...

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46 of 48 U.S. Army

The ENIAC

The Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC) was built between 1943 and 1945. It was the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, and it stretched 150 feet wide.

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47 of 48 Leslie Gornstein/ZDNET

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48 of 48 Wendell Hicken

Scorched Earth

Designed in Borland C++, this turn-based artillery-combat game debuted in 1991.

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