Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

New K-9 & Moldy Oldie Dalek Return

Tired: looking like a breadbox. Wired: looking like a Japanese motorcycle.

I posted these two items to my Twitter thingy today, but I just had to share these two bits of Doctor Who related news here.

For years, the authors who created the love 'em or hate 'em robot dog K-9 have been trying to get a series made starring the tin pooch. There was a confused one-off attempt at a standalone series starring the remote controlled prop in 1980, and in the years since there have been a number of behind-the-scenes attempts to revive interest in a revved up version of K-9. The new K-9 has finally been revealed. He's morphed from the disco-looking unit of the 70's, to an Aibo/iPod influenced mongrel today. The kid's program will run 26 episodes, and is supposed to hit the air "soon".

No, no... the green icky stuff goes on the inside!In the real world, a most unlikely find perplexed workers clearing up a pond in Hampshire in the UK. Imagine the surprise when among the discarded toys and weeds up bobbed a Dalek. Well, just the head section, but it looks to be a genuine prop. The Who crew from the original series had been in that area in the 80's shooting with then-Doctor Colin Baker, so perhaps one of the Daleks went rogue? Or perhaps they simply like the water, like the famous scene from an early B&W episode where for no reason a Dalek rises out of the Thames. It's a thrill when someone turns up with one of the infamous missing episodes of Doctor Who, but a missing half Dalek?

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Some more info about the K-9 series on Wikipedia
Article in the Sun about the found Dalek + more pictures

Chrome Dalek invites Cylons to bring it

Full-sized Daleks
K-9 & Dalek action figures by Dapol


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