There was a big kerfuffle a few years back when it became clear that logging into Facebook installed cookies on your computer that were capable of viewing your browser history, even when you weren’t logged into Facebook. People were rightly annoyed. Show More Summary
Last week, we wrote about how CIA boss John Brennan was trying to do a bit of history rewriting concerning the CIA's spying on Senate staffers' computers. As you may recall, when the allegations first came out, Brennan insisted: "Let...Show More Summary
Does contextual advertising ever impress you? Or does it make you nervous? Ads targeted to you (or someone else who uses your computer) will trip you up as surely as forgetting to delete your browser history. At least for a normal internet user- contextual ads on my computer make no sense at all, just like my browser history. Show More Summary
Computing history is full of Flops. The Apple III had a nasty habit of cooking itself in its deformed shell. The Atari Jaguar, an ‘innovative’ games console that had some spurious claims about its performance, just couldn’t grab the market. Show More Summary
The inaugural OpenStack Silicon Valley summit at the Computer History Museum this week has been a long time in the making, and it showed. Although hardly the first event dedicated to the fast-growing project, nor the longest, the half-day conference … Continue reading ?
Although Steve Jobs is credited as the best technology innovator in the history of Silicon Valley, he was actually an art major in college. Jobs credited his creative talents as the secret sauce in building Apple Computer as the most valuable company in the world. Show More Summary
The stage is set at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA for the OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014 conference today, September 16. SiliconANGLE’s roving news desk theCUBE will be broadcasting live from the event, hosting exclusive interviews with top … Continue reading ?
With the advent of the College Football Playoff, the BCS and its standings have been consigned to the ash heap of history. The 13-member selection committee will make all the decisions. Polls and computer rankings (supposedly) will no longer matter. Show More Summary
Software engineers looking to make their mark should consider energy distribution control – it could be the next killer app (or series of apps) waiting to be written. The history of computing may repeat itself in the energy industry. Let’s look at the parallels to see where it might go. via Smart Grid Operating System: Continue reading ?
Smaug's 8-bit cousin puts Wales in the game. What, you naturally assumed Wales had no role in the history of home computers? That'll teach you. Click here to read the full article
It's not tax rates, or too much regulation, or college kids majoring in art history instead of computer science. This is a global slowdown.
Before iPhones and laptops there were human computers, some of whom worked at the Harvard College Observatory. Women like Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Williamina Fleming, and Annie Jump Cannon made some of the most important discoveries in astronomy in the early 20th century. Show More Summary
Can you name an influential woman in computer science? If you're well-versed in your history, you might think of 19th-century mathematician and programmer Ada Lovelace. Or, more recently, computer scientist Grace Hopper, who coined the term "debugging." Two women across two centuries makes for a scant supply of role models. Show More Summary
Auction house set to put rare fruit on the block A US auction house is preparing to bid off a piece of Apple Computer history that could fetch more than $500,000.…
The 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak is now the largest and deadliest in history. But how far will it spread? Using the most recent data, a research team has created a computer simulation of its potential to reach around the globe, illustrating the urgency for containment. Read more...
If you can’t quite remember which computers or mobile devices are logged in to your LinkedIn account, the social network has introduced a feature that tells you just that. While logged in, head to settings and then See where you are logged in, and you should see any sessions that are currently active, and additional devices that are logged-in. Show More Summary
The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has named a new chief technology officer: Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irving. The FCC has a history of hiring CTOs that know their stuff, technologically speaking. Jordan is replacing Henning Schulzrinne, a once and future chair of the […]
I’ve designed an outline, which can be used as a table of contents, for a computer book about anything. In this case, about foo bar. Preface Forward Introduction Overview What is foo bar? Before you start A brief history of foo bar A longer history of foo bar Why you want to use foo bar…
This is another call for help with JSMESS. I promise you that I will get back to more general computer history soon, but this project is really important and changing the entire paradigm of how software is presented is pretty high up the list right now. I also know this description of the issue and […]
Cloud computing platforms make headlines every day now, including leading open source platforms such as OpenStack, but few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has. The company also has an admirable history of open sourcing many of its most useful cloud tools and accompanying security tools. Show More Summary