While some concepts of the Internet date back to the 1950s, the public-facing World Wide Web traces its history back 25 years. Here is a timeline: March 12, 1989: British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee circulates his "informational management proposal" at the European organization CERN, laying the foundation for the World Wide Web. Show More Summary
Two hours ago, I asked myself, "Shouldn't I be using Google Incognito?" I had been doing research for this article, and though I'm on my own computer, in my own home, I could imagine some future situation in which a search history of "sexy men's jockstraps japan" might land me in awkward waters. Read more...
Microsoft and Apple have been exchanging blows in TV commercials for years. In recent history, Apple’s “I’m a Mac” ad campaign was the height of the advertising rivalry, but the Mac maker has since backed off as its focus shifted to its more recent mobile devices. Show More Summary
One year ago today Twenty Four Standard Causes of Human Misjudgement: Classic 1995 speech by Charlie Munger (much cited, and transcribed here in PDF), in which Munger (a respected investor and partner to Warren Buffet) lays out, in plain language, the cognitive biases and blind-spots that he views as the root of much human misery.
Y Combinator held its first ever Female Founders Conference Saturday afternoon at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. In opening remarks, Y Combinator co-founder Jessica Livingston said that the sold-out gathering is "the most over-subscribed event" in the famed startup accelerator's history. Read More
If you are not at the Female Founders Conference at the Computer History Museum this afternoon, you are either a guy, out-of-town or one of the many that got turned away from the oversubscribed event. This is the first purposefully gender-specific...Show More Summary
For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world. To be sure, Berkeley is an exception: according to the National Science Foundation, just 18.4% of computer science degrees... Read More
For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world. To...Show More Summary
Microsoft is betting big on cloud computing, and its biggest stack of chips is on Office 365. One year after the biggest launch in its history, how's that gamble working out?
Washington (CNN) – Ann Collins Johns decided to let President Barack Obama know that comments he made last month about art history majors were inappropriate. So she fired up her computer, found the White House website and sent off an email. A week later she got the surprise of her life when she received an […]
``"Foreign-exchange traders are much like stock floor traders: a rapidly dying breed," said Charles Geisst, author of "Wall Street: A History" and a finance professor at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. "Once the banks realize they are costing them money, the positions will dwindle quickly."''
(By Nick Turse) It’s 2053 — 20 years since you needed a computer, tablet, or smart phone to go online. At least, that’s true in the developed world: you know, China, India,…
Over the weekend, it emerged that Valve's Anti-Cheat software (VAC) was scanning your computer's internet history and reporting a list of visited websites back to Valve. Obviously, the internet immediately entered a state of privileged outrage, spitting apoplectically and claiming that Valve was spying on our porn-surfing habits. Show More Summary
It’s 2053 -- 20 years since you needed a computer, tablet, or smart phone to go online...
ByMichael Blair: In 2006, AMD and Intel (INTC) were neck and neck in providing microprocessors for personal computers ("PC's") with Intel running 51.6% of the computers and AMD 48.4%. At that time AMD had been steadily gaining share since early 2004. Show More Summary
ByTom Luongo: The release of Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) Kaveri line of APUs last month was understood by even the most hardened detractors of the company as a potential game-changing event in the history of personal computing. Kaveri's...Show More Summary
Steven Skiena and Charles B. Ward studied 800,000 historical figures on Wikipedia. Learn why they gave Jesus the top spot in their rankings.
Apple Computer can lay claim to having bankrolled one of the most famous Super Bowl spots in history. The ’1984? ad that launched the original Macintosh is the sort of thing Adweek refers to with phrases like “as good as it gets.” This past weekend marked the 30th anniversary of the spot’s debut, so naturally […]
Two decades ago, a group of enterprising criminals on multiple continents—led by a young computer programmer in St. Petersburg, Russia—hacked into the electronic systems of a major U.S. bank and secretly started stealing money. No mask, no note, no gun—this was bank robbery for the technological age.
"QUANTUM SHOT" #237 Humble Beginnings & Great Expectations FIRST PC Altair 8800shutki-mozga.nnm.ru/altair_8800_stanovlenie_intel (image credit: Simon Ward) (images credit: email, originals unknown) Copyright: Plan59.com, used by permissionSource:...Show More Summary