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HP DESKJET 500C INKJET PRINTER

HP Deskjet 500C

The HP DeskJet 500C is a color inkjet printer. MSRP is $1095. C2114A Personal printer – inkjet – color up to 120 char/sec – letter quality PCL 3 control language 8.5″ by 14″ minimum paper size envelopes, glossy paper, plain paper, transparencies 100 sheets tray capacity 300 dpi two font cartridges are available for the …

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HOVERTANK 3D

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Hovertank 3D was released in April 1991 by Softdisk. The Game was developed by id Software.Hovertank 3D is a first person shooter. The first 3D PC game ever! Hovertank 3D debuted the amazing technology that was used to usher in the first person shooter genre with Wolfenstein 3D. You are mercenary Brick Sledge, and you’ve …

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SOLID STATE FLASH DRIVES

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Solid state drives (SSD) have become very popular with laptop machines. For many years laptop users, struggling with slow hard disks, bought SSD replacements by the millions. Back in the early 1990s SanDisk was offering solid state flash based storage. 20MB was $1000. Fast forward to 2016 and now you can get 2TB for $1000. …

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AMD 386DX40

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The AMD 386DX40 was introduced in March 1991 after the court held that the second source contract first agreed to in 1982 was valid and ongoing. The CPU is a quad flat pack but it is mounted a 132-pin adapter for a Intel 80386 socketed motherboard. The AMD 386-40 is the flagship processor for AMD. …

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LEMMINGS

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Lemmings was released on February 14, 1991 by Psygnosis. The game was developed by DMA design. Lemmings is a puzzle platform game. The game was originally developed on an Amiga computer using a paint program to make the sprite animations. The lemmings are done in an 8×8 pixel box. The levels were also dearn using …

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RAMPART

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Rampart was released on 1990 by Atari who also developed the game. Rampart is a medieval themed tower defence game. The game uses 3 trackballs for supporting up to 3 players. The game uses cutscenes which help to build the game’s story. The game is simple yet not repetitive so its much more enjoyable. The single-player …

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GAMING PERIODICALS

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Starting in the 1970s, several magazines were launched to coincide with the arrival of the first personal computers. Many magazines developed large scale circulation. Some exceeded 100,000 subscribers or more. Once the internet grew, magazines moved online or perished. The rise of the internet saw the vast majority of print magazines fail. Here is the …

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PREDATOR 2

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Predator 2 was released on  November 30, 1990 by Konami. The game was developed by Oxford Mobius and Arc Developments. Predator 2 is a rail shooter. The game was released originally for MS-DOS then it was released on the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum. A rail shooter limits the player to moving …

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PCMCIA

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PCMCIA is based on the EIDE architecture found in desktop personal computers. By using a smaller connector with power and other signals, it allowed the use of solid state storage other other peripherals to be attached. In Japan the JEIDA standard competed with PCMCIA so in 1991 after some pressure from industry the standards were …

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OBJECT LINKING AND EMBEDDING

Object Linking & Embedding is a new feature with Microsoft software. The Office package includes: Excel 2.0 PowerPoint 2.0 Word 1.1 One of numerous features is the ability for Word to have an embedded Excel spreadsheet that would update when the spreadsheet was altered. This embedded idea allows for teams to assemble rich documents. PowerPoint …

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