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Footage of the world’s first cellphone…from 1922

Film archvists in Britain have released footage which shows the world's first cellphone being used in 1922. The silent black and white film displays two women walking along an American street carrying a bulky flip-top phone. They then attach a wire from the device onto a fire hydrant before

German phonebooks from the past published online

The German National Library has published German phone directories from 1915 to 1981 online, aid those who are tracing their ancestors. The directories will be of global interest because millions fled Germany after the Nazis' rise to power.  Many also left after the First World War, during the Great Depression and after

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