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How Can I Browse Privately without Tracking in Firefox?

I like to explore a wide variety of Web sites when I'm using my computer and don't want to be tracked or have it show up in my history. Is that possible in Firefox? The post How Can I Browse Privately without Tracking in Firefox? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves

Apple did not make the first personal computer, nor the first tablet computer, nor the first smartphone. Measuring it against what comes first is — to paraphrase Steve Jobs — a boneheaded way of looking at the company… Read More

MORE LIES: Wasserman Schultz Explains Why She Kept Imran Awan on Salary After He Was Banned From House Computers

Are Democrats about to be caught in the largest political scandal in US history? The more you learn about Democratic... The post MORE LIES: Wasserman Schultz Explains Why She Kept Imran Awan on Salary After He Was Banned From House Computers appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Rinat Akhmetshin: Russian Who Met Trump Jr. Has History Of Hacking Attacks, Ties To Kremlin Intelligence

Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian operative who met with Donald Trump Jr. (pictured above ) in New York City’s Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, is connected to illegal computer hacking attacks against rivals of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his associates, according to a bombshell report in The New York Times on Monday. Show More Summary

Another working Apple I being auctioned on CharityBuzz, with interesting history & extras

Despite there being only a handful of Apple I computers still in working order, they do seem to come up for sale with surprising frequency. The latest one, due to be auctioned next month, has an interesting history and extras … more...

Getting Started with Blinking Lights on Old Iron

If you ever go to a computer history museum, you’ll be struck by how bland most modern computers look. Prior to 1980 computers had lights and switches, and sometimes dials and meters. Some had switchboard-like wiring panels and some even had oscilloscope-like displays. Show More Summary

2017’s VCF West is Another Beloved Trip Down Memory Lane

This past weekend, another smashing round of the Vintage Computer Festival was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountainview. As always, VCF West gathers the sages and lords of vintage computers onto a common ground to talk old-school hardware. Show More Summary

Women in Tech and the History Behind That Controversial Google Diversity Memo

An expert in the history of computing explains how and why coding went from a mostly female job to a field with a major gender problem

One Day, One Place: Washington’s shadowy spy history

[...] the capital that bears his name today has carried on the grand tradition pretty much since it became the seat of power, through civil wars, world wars, cold wars, computer wars and everything in between. Fortunately, while theShow More Summary

Oli Gardner, computer vision, and 102 million reasons AI will change everything — VB Engage

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

This week, Travis and Stewart discuss the implications of the largest AI funding round in history, let alone one of the biggest Canada has ever seen. They also dig into eBay’s foray into computer vision, how image search will be bigger than conversational UI, and what is going on in the world of rewarded video […]

40 Years Ago Today, RadioShack Gave Us The TRS-80

If you pressed me to name the most important year in the history of personal technology, I might come up with 1977. That’s the year that three groundbreakingly consumery personal computers were released. There was Apple’s Apple II and Commodore’s Pet 2001. Show More Summary

Microsoft's recent sales team shake up was the most sweeping in the company's 42 year history (MSFT)

In July, Microsoft announced a big reorganization of its sales force to focus on cloud computing. That reorganization resulted in thousands of layoffs, mostly in its global sales organization. It may have seemed like just another reorg in a long line of restructurings at the 42-year old software company. Show More Summary

Our favorite startups from 500 startups’ 21st class

Another season, another group of startups presenting as part of 500 Startups’ 21st demo day. This time around, 29 companies pitched on stage at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. We noticed strong trends in healthcare focused businesses as well as startups tackling international markets out of the gate. Show More Summary

This Weekend: Vintage Computer Festival West

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Next weekend is the Vintage Computer Festival West, held at the Computer History Museum. Hackaday is once again proud to sponsor this event that brings together the people and hardware that drove the information revolution. [Bil Herd]...Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: July 30, 2017

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

What are you doing next weekend? How about going to the Vintage Computer Festival West at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Hackaday is sponsoring, and there are always a ton of awesome builds. Last year, someone played Tron on a Commodore PET. Show More Summary

A Brief History of Deep Blue, IBM's Chess Computer

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It took years, and many matches, for an IBM computer to beat Garry Kasparov.

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mysterious Old Computer Tapes

As someone with a long history in the computer industry, I’ve erased or destroyed a lot of media – punched cards, reel-to-reel tapes, huge multi-platter disc drives, cassettes, floppies and more. I felt no guilt in that destruction because I believed that those media contained nothing that had to do with national security or moon... Read more »

Sunday assorted links

1. A history of the federal government and cloud computing. 2. Non-transitive dice. 3. A new book, due out in August: iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us.  By Jean M. Show More Summary

Radiohead Secretly Hid An Old App In The Anniversary Edition Of OK Computer

"Old" is a very relative term when talking about computer history. By the looks of it, however, Radiohead hid a computer program on the tape that comes with the 20th anniversary edition of OK Computer, and making it work feels like time travel. That's because you'll need an '80s-era, 8-bit British computer, the ZX Spectrum, to run it. More »      

How To Lock And Unlock Your PC Using USB Pen Drive

The age old password protection is history. Now you can use a key to unlock your PC for  better security. There’re a lot of tools available online, which can convert your pen drive into a locking and unlocking key for your computer.Show More Summary

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