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Come See Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Kick Off Singularity University’s GSP 2015

Join Singularity University on June 15 at Mountain View's Computer History Museum for the Graduate Studies Program opening ceremony. Hear inspiring talks from SU cofounders, Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, and this year's... read more The post Come See Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Kick Off Singularity University’s GSP 2015 appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Celebrating 25 Years of Microsoft Solitaire: The History, Rules & a Tournament

If I was to ask you to think of a timeless computer game, what immediately springs to mind? Perhaps the ultra-violent Doom, or Age of Empires, or even Tomb Raider? How about Microsoft Solitaire? Solitaire – the preserve of procrastinating...Show More Summary

Tour Old New York On Your Computer

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

With its ever-changing landscape, the rich history of New York can feel lost to the ages. On any given street corner, the various homes, storefronts, landmarks and empty lots have seen quite a bit in their time. Now, we can see it too. Show More Summary

Here Are The Speakers For #SEJSummit Silicon Valley! (Part 1) by @mattsouthern

The most cutting edge city requires the most cutting edge speakers — the SEJ team has been hard at work to secure the types of speakers fitting for a setting like Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. The post Here Are The Speakers For #SEJSummit Silicon Valley! (Part 1) by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Procrastination Through the Ages: A Brief History of Wasting Time

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Thanks to the Internet, procrastination has become so ready an option for people in so many different walks of life, and those of us who work at a computer for a living—writers especially—are most vulnerable. Over the past couple ofShow More Summary

Driverless Cars Are Accident-Free, Right? Not in California

Eric Risberg/APA row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. By JUSTIN PRITCHARD LOS ANGELES -- Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around the state...Show More Summary

Peabody CEO Greg Boyce's Long History of Climate Denial

When it comes to climate denier coal executives, there is none more outspoken than Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce, who recently reiterated his belief that climate change is, “ an environmental crisis predicted by flawed computer models.” Boyce...Show More Summary

Naysayers, bozos and their spectacular fails

The telephone has too many shortcomings and nobody would need computers at home: Just two of the many cringe-worthy moments in our history of predicting the future of technology.

First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds

Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date.

How Mahler launched a computer generation

Geek Out! at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford reminds us that Mahler’s first symphony was the original trial work on a network of ZX Spectrum computers in the mid-1980s. Why Mahler?

We Only Just Cracked a 33-Year Old ZX Spectrum Challenge

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When the ZX Spectrum was released in 1982, a problem was posed in chapter 19 of the computer’s manual. Now, 33 years later, that problem has finally been solved by a team at Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science. Read more...

Extra, Extra: Nazi Memorabilia Enthusiast Fights Pee Train Ticket

Because you're not sure if you're a sapiosexual or not, check out today's end-of-day links: broga, Letterman's exit interview, CNN-word, Bill Nye sex talk, Clickhole's OK Computer oral history, and doggy watches you. Follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

This Is A Very Surprising Oral History Of Radiohead’s OK Computer

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Back in March, we hosted our first-ever Radiohead Week in celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Bends. It went over really well, mostly because the folks who read and comment on the site fucking love Radiohead. Thank you for participating; it was fun to be a part of and gave me (someone who admittedly […]

Does Digital Era Herald End of History?

Since the 1980s our lives have grown increasingly digital. Most of our photos, videos, conversations, research and writings are now stored on local computers or in data centers distributed throughout the world. Data specialist EMC estimates that in 2013 the world contained about 4.4 zettabytes (4.4 trillion gigabytes) of data. Show More Summary

Hackaday Retro Edition: TRS Wiki

1977 was a special year for computing history; this year saw the release of the 8085 following the release of the Z80 a year before. Three companies would launch their first true production computers in 1977: Apple released the Apple II, Commodore the PET 2001, and Tandy / Radio Shack the TRS-80 Model I. Show More Summary

‘CPU Wars’, A Card Game Based on the Most Important Achievements in Computing History

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

CPU Wars is a card game based on the most important achievements in computing and server history. The game puts different computer processors against each other with strategy and special booster cards like the ability to overclock a card. The game is expandable up to six players by combining decks. A set of two decks […]

Today in Media History: The big computer story of 1981 was about a little mouse

We mentioned in an earlier “Today in Media History” that computer mouse technology can be traced back to the 1960s. But it wasn’t until April 27, 1981 that the mouse was introduced commercially as part of the innovative, yet very expensive,...Show More Summary

Brad Bird and Janeane Garofalo on Computer Animation, ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and Imagining the Future

They have some history, Brad Bird and Janeane Garofalo. It goes back about a decade, when the filmmaker was casting voices for his much-anticipated follow-up to The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and he cast her as the tough French chef, Colette. Show More Summary

Meat Without Animals And Sequencing The Planet At Techonomy Bio

The over 200 people who descended on the Computer History Museum in the heart of Silicon Valley last week for the second annual Techonomy Bio event learned we were heading toward growing meat, cell phones, and houses. They learned as well that we are in a renaissance of progress in human health. Show More Summary

Now You Can Download Your Google History—Or Better Yet, Delete It

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You can now download your entire Google search history to your computer. Sound neat? That’s what I thought at first. And then I realized there were dangerous things in my search history—things way worse than my taste in porn. Read more...

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