This toy was sold for kids aged 3 and older in preschool get ready for elementary school. The product was released in 2008 but discontinued in 2011.
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The toy features a full keyboard with program shortcuts, writing tablet, and wired stylus pen.
The drawing pen is used as a mouse to select things on screen, but also for drawing and writing.
Visio is a flow chart diagram software for Windows created by Shapeware in 1992. The company later renamed to Visio Corporation. Visio was acquired by Microsoft in 2000 and became part of the Microsoft office suite of programs.
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This game is played like normal scrabble, but the turns have no time limit. You place a word down, then email the game file to your friend. They play their move and email you back their play.
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This is educational software that takes you into the world of machines, inventions, and the inventors.
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There are over 150 machines and inventors as far back as 7,000 BC. Your in game guide is a Mammoth that gives you the tour. This CD-ROM contains a lot for you to explore: over 1,500 screens, 1,000 illustrations, 300 animations, 60 minutes of audio, and over 70,000 words.
Pong games have been around for a long time, but this APF console is one of the very early ones. The concept of 2 goalies bars and a ball bouncing back and forth can easily be changed slightly represent many games such as tennis, hockey, squash, and single handball.
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GE Made this toy that you can put a vinyl record and a slide of photos into. The toy looked like a little TV with a large 10 inch screen. Some models could project onto the wall.
The vinyl record will play the sounds of the show, and the toy will project the slides onto a screen. It gives the kids an illusion of having their own TV, even if it was just a slide show.
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This software gave you the ability to create printable comics. The software comes with over 150 graphics of heroes/heroines, aliens, speech bubbles, and more.
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Operation Crusader was an actual military operation in WWII 1941.
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The video game was developed by Atomic Games and Published by Avalon Hill in 1994.
Avalon Hill was struggling to sell wargame board games in the 90s and hired Atomic Games to make a computer game for them. Atomic Games made the V for Victory war game before being hired to make Operation Crusader.
This is a device that you connect to the corded phone line, and when a call comes in, it will flash a light to tell you the phone is ringing.
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Nokia make the original N-Gage gaming phone in 2003 to compete with Nintendo handheld games such as the GBA.
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