Nintendo experimented with a modem add-on for the NES that would allow Minnesota residents to play the state lottery on their NES. They also had plans to enable stock trading and online gaming. The idea was scrapped however, because it was thought it would encourage underage gambling. kotaku.com/when-nintendo-…
The 1990s AOL modem sound was a sequence that allowed digital devices to piggyback on an analog telephone network to use sound waves to carry data across phone lines theatlantic.com/technolog…
The first modem was invented in 1962 and had a speed of 300 bits per second. whirlpool.net.au/wiki/d_u…
The word Modem is a portmanteau of MODulator/DEModulator. And Codec... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
There was an cartridge released in 1994 that could let you play existing games for the SNES and Genesis online for 20$ and 5$ subscription fee. It was essentially a modem on a cartage that you plugged your games on top. It also had email build in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBA…
"modem" is shorthand for modulator-demodulator. howtogeek.com/234233/what…
After Hurricane Ike in 2008, Comcast customers were billed for unreturned equipment that had been destroyed by the hurricane. Customers were charged as much as $1000 for failing to return modems, DVRs, and other equipment that had been lost or destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
The hacker Kevin Mitnick was kept in solitary confinement for 8 months because "law enforcement told the judge that he could somehow dial into the NORAD modem via a payphone from prison and communicate with the modem by whistling to launch nuclear missiles." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
Dial up modems only made noise to audibly diagnose problems howtogeek.com/126778/why-…
There was a dial-up online gaming service for Sega Saturn that you accessed through a 28.8 modem cartridge that plugged into a phone line. There were no servers; to play against someone, your Sega called their Sega. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seg…
After blogger Jeff Pataky wrote about the incompetence of the Phoenix police department, the Phoenix PD raided his home, seized his laptop, backups and cable modem, handcuffed and detained his female roommate for over three hours, and took his sons out of elementary school. dmlp.org/threats/arizona-…
Why dial up modems made those crazy sounds. It was a conversation between the modems called a handshake, and it isn't jibberish. windytan.com/2012/11/the-…
The word "modem" is derived from the words "modulator" and "demodulator" because it performs both tasks in order to send and receive data. youtu.be/xmnlkLc1Foc#t=65…
Comcast turns your cable modem into a public hotspot unless you opt-out wifi.comcast.com/faqs.htm…
The owner of the worlds fastest internet (40 gigs per second) is 75 years old, never owned a computer, and uses the modem to dry laundry. thelocal.se/10810/2008033…
Today I learned of Tempest, a method of spying on computers and electronics by intercepting unintentional emanations from objects like display cables, motion sensors on your phone and even LED indicators on your computer or modem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
You could play online multiplayer games on your Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo consoles via a dial-up modem called the XBAND. Supported titles included Mortal Kombat, Doom, and Super Mario Kart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBA…
The Japanese Version of the NES (FamiCom) had a peripheral modem with which you could download DLC and play games with others online... released in 1988! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fam…
The Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System launched a Communications Network System modem add-on that allowed multiplayer, stock-brokerage services, home shopping, online banking, and electronic mail for the first time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fam…
That, for an April Fools prank in 2012, Google announced a fake Google Maps cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom, which had a built-in dial-up modem. youtu.be/rznYifPHxDg
The etymology of the word "modem" is a combination of the words "modulator" and "demodulator". etymonline.com/index.php?…
Annoying dial up modem sound was a feature and could have been turned off. bleepingcomputer.com/tuto…
The firm U.S. Robotics portrayed in the sci-fi movie "I, Robot" has an actual counterpart in real life (founded in Schaumburg, Illinois in 1976) which sold high-speed modems in the 1980s, and had a reputation for high quality and compatibility with communication standards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USR…
Sega was working with AT&T to release a modem for the Mega Drive allowing online multiplayer and voice chat segaretro.org/Edge_16
Nintendo planned to release a modem in the US for NES. One feature was going to be to play the lottery. Minnesota was going to be the test market, but after the governorship changed hands the lottery was banned, and Nintendo abandoned their plans to release the modem in the US. glitterberri.com/develope…
Western Bell used to charge a monthly fee to subscribers for their telephones much like cable companies charge for internet modems today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod…
Modem is short for "modulator demodulator" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod…
The '92-'98 McLaren F1 had a modem in it so that the company could remotely diagnose the car should it break down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McL…
The SNES/Super Famicom had a satellite modem add-on that was released in 1995 with a peak user base of over 116,000 households. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
The original NES had a modem
The original Nintendo Entertainment System had a modem that was tested by the Minnesota State Lottery which would have allowed players to buy scratchcards and play the lottery with their NES. It wasnt released due to concerns of minors gambling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
Before they were AOL, they were called CVG, and made a modem for Atari 2600 revrob.com/sci-a-tech-top…
Modem stands for modulator-demodulator and codec stands for coder-decoder. physics.udel.edu/~watson/…
The word "modem" comes from "modulator- demodulator) (animation at 7:40, but the whole thing is geekinteresting) archive.tvo.org/video/119…
The letters 'AT' in modem commands ATZ, ATDT, ATH, etc. we used long ago, actually stand for "Attention" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Most companies have multiple tiers of customer support. For example tier II won't tell you that unplugging your modem will fix everything.

So I've been dealing with ATT customer support all day trying to fix a problem with my WIFI. It was frustrating because I had more knowledge than the customer support. Then I was switched to tier II and it was fixed instantly.

The oldschool dialup modem which was used to connect to the Internet years ago sound and beeps meaning youtube.com/watch?v=abapF…
Internet Modems existed as far back as 1964, and functioned based on analog pulses through a telephone that you manually sat on the modem, which translated the pulses into data through a serial port. youtu.be/X9dpXHnJXaE
In the 70s modems had to be connected to a telephone receiver because AT&T had control of what devices could be attached to their network en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aco…
Before it was called AOL, it was called Control Video Corp, and it made a modem for the Atari 2600 called GameLine and provided online services thepcstory.com/c203/
Apple created a games console, with Bandai, in 1995. It had a modem, and was able to connect to the internet, although this feature proved unpopular in America. The Pippin was discontinued in 1997. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
The US Naval Observatory automatically announces the current time from its atomic clock by phone in Washington, DC (202-762-1401) or Colorado Springs, CO (719-567-6742). Time is also available digitally by 1200 baud modem. usno.navy.mil/USNO/time/t…
In 1983, under Reagan, the FCC passed a sort of "net neutrality" for landlines, preventing phone companies for charging people extra for hooking up a modem ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
"Modem" is short for "Modulator-Demodulator" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod…
Modems and vending machines can misdial 911 imgur.com/WPaaY

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