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Design Line Fashions, A Film Gem That Shows 1970s Designer Phones

3 years agoOdd : Laughing Squid

From the company’s start to the breakup in the 1980s, AT&T always rented their phones to users. But in the 1970s, they tried a novelty line of phones that customers could actually buy, in stores. For these “Design Line” phones, the users were essentially buying just the housing – the working guts of the phones [...]
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Truly Wireless Lands $1.4M Seed To Turn Your Smartphone Into An Actual Business Phone

Technology : TechCrunch (5 days ago)

Truly Wireless, a new company launching with a fresh $1.4 million in seed funding, is trying to bring all the same functionality of the classic enterprise telephony system, to the phone you actually use every day, your smartphone. T... Read Post

1980 Video of ‘Star Wars’ Sound Designer Ben Burtt Deconstructing the Millennium Falcon Hyperdrive Malfunction Noise

Odd : Laughing Squid (5 days ago)

Eyes On Cinema has released a three-minute video clip from 1980 that shows Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt deconstructing the “comical” and layered sound effect behind the Millennium Falcon‘s hyperdrive malfunction. The actual no... Read Post

Rent the Runway, a Designer Fashion Start-Up, Raises $60 Million

Technology : Bits (3 days ago)

Investors are bullish on the company's prospects, particularly its new subscription-based, Netflix-like business model. Read Post


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