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To the Moon: The Integrators

Our second installment in our series is about IBM and UNIVAC, the two primary computer systems integrators for the Apollo missions.

To the Moon: How we built the technologies

While many of the proud Americans who were involved in the Apollo project are no longer with us 45 years later, the technologies they built still live on, will be further refined, and will return us to that lonely world and beyond.

New Linksys 802.11ac range extenders are a cord cutter's best friend

Got a living room too far away from your router for your streaming devices? You need a wireless range extender with media bridge capability.

They don't make mobile gear like they used to

A chance encounter with an old cell phone had me thinking about how far we've come, and how much we've lost with our latest communications technology.

Cutting the cord: Why I kicked my cable TV company to the curb

I decided I was sick of spending crazy amounts of money for video content I could get for free, or for far less using various streaming services.

Six Clicks: Cool and innovative mobile accessories

Carefully selected by ZDNet's editorial team, these add-ons for your smartphones and tablets aren't your run of the mill add-ons.

Without Aperture, what the heck do I need a Mac for?

I loved Apple's professional photo editing software. But if it's destined for the software graveyard, I no longer need Macs in my personal technology stable.

Hell no, we won't pay: How technology transformed our perception of value

What does this culture and technology of anti-spendism mean for the future consumption and valuation of goods and services?

Mr. Spock's Smartphone: A spectrometer for your keychain

Consumer Science, an Israeli start-up is bringing Star Trek "Tricorder" technology to your mobile devices to open up an entirely new world of chemometrical apps.

Why Detroit will squander Tesla's patent present

Chrysler, Ford and GM need to be willing to kick Big Oil in the crotch to bring affordable EVs to the general public.

Google is as Google Does

I'm not a smart man, Violet. But I do know what revenue is.

My Grandfather: Business analytics in wartime, 1942

Like many American veterans, my grandfather fought in World War II. But he didn't fight with bullets -- his weapon against the enemy was his brain.

Tesla's Gigafactory: Beyond EVs to a greener grid

When it comes to cleaner sources of electrical power, the devil is in the details.

Tesla model S: The finest coal-powered car money can buy

Web cartoonist Matthew Inman loves his Tesla. But like many proud EV owners and proponents, does he even realize his "Magical Space Car" runs on fossil fuels?

Internet of things weakest link: Residential broadband

Most enterprises have backup Internet connectivity in the event their primary WAN links go down. So why don't providers offer this to end-users?

Fix your life with smartphone-free Sundays

Reduce your device-induced anxiety by leaving your phone home at least one day a week. And cook up some ribs and have a few margaritas while you're at it.

Forget Glass: Vertical is the future of wearable computing

The consumer is not always the litmus test for validating the worthiness of various technologies.

Fixing Google Glass: A Prescription for Perception

Can wearable computing be saved when its users are Glassholes?

Game of Services: Revenge of the cloud dragons

In a world where mobility and service-oriented access to cloud-based applications and data becomes the established computing paradigm, the politics between the Great Houses of the Internet becomes more complicated than you can ever possibly imagine.

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