In Pictures: Groovy 1970s consumer tech

The 1970s played host to an explosion in consumer electronics gadgets that changed how we educate, entertain, calculate, and communicate.

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Perhaps more than any decade prior, the 1970s played host to an explosion in consumer electronics gadgets that changed how we educate, entertain, calculate, and communicate. Rapidly dropping prices for transistors, integrated circuits, and microprocessors sparked an electronics revolution that gave birth to innovations such as the first personal computer, the first electronic digital wristwatch, the first pocket calculator, and the first commercial video game. In this slideshow, we'll look at those devices and others as we explore consumer tech's progress and influence during the years 1970 through 1979.

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