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Ada Lovelace: STEM Jedi and inventor of computer programming

Ada Lovelace was truly The Chosen One of the 19th century tech world. In this installment of WTF History, we dive into the world of this high society lady who was not only the daughter of famous poet Lord Byron, but was also an accomplished mathematician. Show More Summary

Machines that changed the world at Bonhams History of Science and Technology Sale

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Two machines that, in their different ways, played key roles in modern history are to be sold at Bonhams History of Science and Technology sale in New York on 21 September. A fully operational Apple-1 computer (lot 77) in near perfect...Show More Summary

Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8

Released in 1965, the PDP-8 was the first successful commercial minicomputer, making it a coveted piece of computing history. In other words, it’s rare and expensive. So to celebrate the PDP-8’s 50th anniversary, Oscar aka Obsolesce...

Standardized tests may be holding back the next generation of computer programmers

Is computer science as important as English, history or math? Most parents, teachers and students in schools today would say yes, according to a study released Thursday by Google and Gallup. Parents told researchers that they want computer science taught in schools; 21 percent even said that they think computer science is more important than traditional […]

Pando goes to, and is escorted out of, Y Combinator demo day

Tuesday, 12:15 pm in the Grand Hall of the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, Calif. A few dozen young men, roughly grouped by the colors of their T shirts, rapidly consume hot catering. It’s Y Combinator Demo Day, and in about half an hour this cohort will face the specially assembled bulls. Show More Summary

4 Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Save You Money

FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo, a Google self-driving car goes on a test drive near the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. California state officials on Thursday, June 18, 2015 released reports detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had [...]

Mozilla Introduces True Private Browsing Mode In Firefox Pre-Beta

When you browse websites in private/incognito mode, basically what happens is that your computer or your mobile device won’t store the data it obtains while browsing, such as history, login information, and so on. However Mozilla plans on taking things one step further to make browsing on your device a true private browsing experience. Show More Summary

A Guide To The Booming World Of Souped-Up Skateboards And Scooters

The Renaissance. The Industrial Revolution. The Computer Age. Each era of history has produced its own remarkable inventions. What will history remember most clearly about our own epoch? Perhaps the many kooky ways we’ve invented to avoid walking to work. More »      

What Are All Those Weird New Skateboards and Scooters You're Seeing Everywhere?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Renaissance. The Industrial Revolution. The Computer Age. Each era of history has produced its own remarkable inventions. What will history remember most clearly about our own epoch? Perhaps the many kooky ways we’ve invented to avoid walking to work. Read more...

8 of our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 13th batch

Check off another demo day by startup accelerator 500 Startups. At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., 42 startups — a mixture of early stage and post-seed level — made their pitch in front of a room filled with investors. VentureBeat attended the event and here’s our list of favorites from this batch […]

Big data analysis of state of the union remarks changes view of American History

Researchers used computational techniques to map recurring words and their relation to each other in 224-years of State of the Union remarks by American presidents. They identify 1917 as the start of modern political discourse.

70 Years of Glitchy Computer History Turned Into Music

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Late at night in Great Britain's National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, some of the world's oldest computers awoke from mechanical slumber.

The 'Zoolander 2' trailer leaked, and now it's in your computer.

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

The trailer for the Zoolander sequel was leaked and then deleted last night. It's amazingly incomprehensible, starting with DECtalk (Stephen Hawking-style) narration of the history of the universe and leading into some updated examples of Derek Zoolander being dumb. Show More Summary

Review: Single Board 65C02 and 65C816 Computers

The 6502 is a classic piece of computing history. Versions of this CPU were found in everything from the Apple ][, to the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the Commodore 64. The history of the 6502 doesn’t end with video games; forShow More Summary

Microsoft makes amends for past mistakes with Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system should start hitting U.S. computers on Wednesday, marking one of the biggest launches in the company's history. A few years after what could charitably be called a disastrous launch for Windows 8, Microsoft needs the new system to move forward while also making amends.Read full article >>

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Reluctant cartoonist Sydney Padua tips us off early in The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer that her graphic novel/history book is probably neither. Read the rest

Happy 30th birthday, Commodore Amiga!

Today is the 30th birthday of a bit of computer history. On July 23, 1985, Commodore released the Amiga and helped kick off an obsession with 16-bit graphics that remains continues today. If you happen to be in or around Mountain View,...Show More Summary

1980s Commodore Has Controlled Michigan School District's A/C for 30 Years

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Commodore Amiga 2000 | Image: Trafalgarcircle The Amiga 2000 was released by Commodore in 1987 and discontinued in 1991. By computer standards, the system is ancient history. Yet in Grand Rapids School District in Grand Rapids, Michigan,...Show More Summary

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