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Design before computers ruled the universe

I’m old enough to remember working with Exacto blades and poisonous chemicals to create layouts for printing. I’m old enough to remember printing. I’m young enough to be considered an expert at computer programs, so there’s a bright side to this story and the memories are the truth…except I’m too old to be sure they [...]
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RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things

Technology : GigaOM (yesterday)

Computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are joining the fight for open source chips with an instruction set architecture called RISC-V. They view it as a true open source project that can empower smaller compa... Read Post

The Boy Who Invented Email -- History of Email (Part 1)

Technology : Huffington Post: Technology Blog (yesterday)

This is the first article in The History of Email Series. In 1978, a 14-year-old boy invented email. He created a computer program, which he called "email," that replicated all the functions of the interoffice mail system: Inbox, Ou... Read Post

‘Normal’ (iOS) Tells You Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone’s Battery

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (35 minutes ago)

How do we identify and discard energy-inefficient apps? According to two Stanford computer scientists, the solution lies in another app. Adam Oliner and Jacob Leverich designed a program called Normal to tell you which other apps yo... Read Post


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