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Wipe your computer search history to start the new year

Columnist Kim Komando tells you how to clean up your digital tracks on Facebook, Google and elsewhere on the Internet.        

How to View and Delete All Your Windows 10 Activity History

Windows 10 collects and saves your activity history both on your computer and to the cloud, from browsing history to location information to everything in between. Luckily Microsoft makes it easy to see all the data that is being stored, and also makes it easy to delete it. Show More Summary

Does Your Computer Have a Virus? 10 Signs It Might!

We’ve all experienced that groggy feeling where your head is pounding, your nose is blocked, and you think you’ve developed the worst cough in history. Our bodies struggle through the day, when all we really want to do is watch Netflix under a duvet in a dark room. Show More Summary

Get a comprehensive set of online courses in computer science for 97% off

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you thought you missed your chance to major in computer science when you opted for art history in college, there's good news after all. Show More Summary

How to Back Up Your (Outlook) Email With Windows 10 File History

You should always back up the data on your computer. If you use Outlook to manage your emails, you need to keep that information backed up too. If you don’t, you risk losing your emails, contacts, tasks, and more. Windows 10 comes built-in with a backup utility called File History. Show More Summary

The story of early tape music, microsound, and a Eurorack resurrection

What connects 1930s Germany, post-War musique concrete, 1980s computer music, and a Eurorack module? Why – tape and microsound! This history explains. Ukraine’s Oleg Shpudeiko, aka the talented producer Heinali, joins us again, drawing a connecting line from major electronic music history to a Eurorack module from MakeNoise. Show More Summary

Heard This True Bill Gates Story About the History of Windows?

Here are 15 true stories and quotes about Bill Gates and the rise of Microsoft Windows. Bill Gates became internationally recognized over the 1980s and 1990s thanks to his part in making personal computers a hugely important component of modern life. Show More Summary

Cyber Monday: Biggest online shopping day in U.S. history pits Amazon vs. Walmart

Consumers are dumping computers entirely and now doing almost 50% of their shopping on their smartphones on Cyber Monday.        

Cam’ron & Mase Started & Ended A Rap Feud Over Thanksgiving Weekend

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

If you were with you family and away from your computer over the Thanksgiving weekend, then you missed an entire rap-beef story arc. Harlem veterans Cam'ron and Mase have a long, long history together. More than 20 years ago, they played on the same high school basketball team, and they were both in a Big…

The internet that wasn’t

3 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Sharon Weinberger weighs up a history of PLATO, a prescient but doomed 1960s US computer network.

MoMA highlights the transformative history of computers on Postwar artists

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Drawn largely from The Museum of Modern Art's collection, Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959 ? 1989 brings works produced using computers and computational thinking together with examples of computer and component design. Show More Summary

The Talk Show: ‘Christmas Mitzvah’

Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with Keyboard Maestro, kids today and the computers they want to use, caring about idiomatic native UI design,...Show More Summary

Recent Intel Chipsets Have A Built-In Hidden Computer, Running Minix With A Networking Stack And A Web Server

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One way of looking at the history of computing is as the story of how the engineering focus rose gradually up the stack, from the creation of the first hardware, through operating systems, and then applications, and focusing now on platform-independent Net-based services. Show More Summary

A Brief History of Data Storage

Punch cards were the first effort at Data Storage in a machine language. Punch cards were used to communicate information to equipment “before” computers were developed. The punched holes originally represented a “sequence of instructions” for pieces of equipment, such as textile looms and player pianos. Show More Summary

Educational computer game that immerses players in 18th-century Ghana

Despite almost a decade in the gaming industry, UCI computer science professor Magda El Zarki has never worked on anything quite like "Sankofa." The recently completed computer game – created by El Zarki and a colleague, UCI history professor Patricia Seed – follows a young protagonist navigating an unconventional environment for the gaming world: 18th-century Ghana.

How 'Dodger blue' became a permanent part of the internet

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Twenty-eight years ago, thanks to the efforts of a fan, the Los Angeles Dodgers quietly became a part of computer history. In 1989, the team’s famous Dodger blue was added to a color database that is now almost certainly included in the web browser you’re using to read this. Paul Raveling, a software...

The computers have correctly predicted 60% of NFL games — here are their picks for Week 8

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

The NFL season is now in Week 8, and the computers are picking their winners for every game. The 25 highest-paid players in NFL history The Cleveland Browns' mind-boggling quarterback situation is actually getting worse NFL QB power rankings: Where all 32 starters stand heading into Week 7 Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Las Vegas shooting: Computer found in Stephen Paddock's hotel room 'missing hard drive'

A computer found in the hotel room from which Stephen Paddock opened fire on Las Vegas concertgoers was missing its hard drive, according to ABC News. In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, investigators have still struggled to assign a motive to Mr Paddock. Show More Summary

The Hidden History of America’s “Code Girls”: A Future Tense Event

While men may dominate computer science today, women played fascinating, overlooked roles in the field’s early days. During World War II, more than 10,000 American women were recruited to Washington, D.C., to take part in the United States’ massive codebreaking initiative. Show More Summary

5 Quick Reads on the History of Apple, Internet, and Geeky Tech Things

Would you believe we are coming up on the 30th anniversary of the internet? A lot has changed in that time. And its growth ties in closely with how computers and other geeky technology have developed. Let’s take a quick look at what came before and how things have evolved. Show More Summary

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