It's just a little over a month and a half to go before we bid goodbye to 2012 and say hello to 2013. Parang ambilis ng oras, no? With time's continued march, tech has constantly been keeping pace. Proof? Today's 3D-packin', Internet surfin' smart TVs, gesture-based gaming, augmented reality apps, and those blazing-fast 4G smartphones and tablets. And those are just the readily-available consumer devices! God knows what's in store for us behind the closed doors of secluded research labs around the world (these next-gen robots say hello).
But before these current shiny tech toys became "to die for," there were other uso gadgets that helped define the last decade of the past century (together with stuff like teks and mexicanovelas). Check out the gallery below for a run-through of our tech history. For the '90s kids out there, makakarelate kayo dito! For the younger peeps, this should give you an idea of what made your geeky kuyas and ates go gaga even before Lady Gaga.