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A visual look at the evolution of everyday tech

December 16, 2014

The sound of a VHS tape rewinding is like nails on a chalkboard for those of us who enter panic-mode when Netflix won't load quickly enough to binge watch the latest season of Orange Is the New Black. And the craziest part — this isactually how we used to watch movies.

Arguably, tech is evolving faster than ever before, with hoards of new devices, apps and services unveiled on a daily basis. When we take a look back at what “high-tech” meant just five years ago, it’s shocking to see how much our daily lives have changed.

We've delved into what some of our everyday technologies used to look like, and how they have evolved. We’ve come a long way from old-school boomboxes, VHS tapes and traditional landlines — VTech’s own Connect to Cell home phone system is just one example of how technologies have improved and made our lives a little bit better!

Check out the in-depth infographic below.

Originally published on 2014-12-16 by VTech at Mashable .