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Chromebooks are beating Macs, but which Chromebook's for you?

History was made in the first quarter of 2016 as more Chromebooks were shipped in the U.S. than Macs according to market research company International Data Corporation. Sure, less-expensive, non-Mac computers don't offer the same high-end...Show More Summary

Five Myths about the Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain technology is the most important invention in computing in a generation because, for the first time in human history, we have at our disposal a truly native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. Blockchain, a vast...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

One in three women doctors have been sexually harassed during their careers. A comic about teaching consent to little kids.  A new book uncovers the forgotten history of the unrecognized women who worked as human computers in NASA’s space exploration program. How male reviewers are sabotaging the online reviews of female-centered television shows. In an art project called […]

Bangladesh bank official's computer was hacked to carry out $81 million heist: diplomat

MANILA (Reuters) - The computer of a Bangladesh central bank official was hacked to carry out one of the largest cyber heists in history, a Bangladesh diplomat said on Thursday. John Gomes, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Philippines, told...Show More Summary

Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms

On May 11, 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center invited Yuval Noah Harari, a professor of history at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of the international bestseller "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," to deliver a talk on "The New Inequalities" at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Show More Summary

World Within a Word: Paris Review on the History of Word Processing

From R. Crumb’s rendering of Charles Bukowski “leering” into a computer screen, to Ian McEwan’s “faithful machine,” Matthew G. Kirschenbaum considers the history of writers’s complicated relationships with word processors at Paris Review. When did individual writers begin to use word processors? As I began work on a literary history of word processing, I found […]

Photos Of Vintage Computers Show How They Would Be Marketed Today

Retro fans will appreciate a series of photos highlighting computers from recent history

MAKING HISTORY Preview: First Look at Fox’s New Time Travel Comedy

MAKING HISTORY is described as “two shows in one: a rollicking historical adventure, and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world.” Dan Chambers is a computer science professor at a small Massachusetts college and he’s recently discovered time travel. After falling for a woman in […]

A Colorful Photo Series of Computers Throughout History That Have a Minimalist Approach to Design

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

UK photographer James Ball (a.k.a. “Docubyte“) recently teamed up with INK Studio to create the Guide to Computing, a colorful photo series of computers throughout history that have a minimalist approach to design. The entire collection of photos are available to view on Behance and the INK Studio website. Featuring such famous machines as the […]

Guide to Computing, Minimalist Photos of Popular Computers Throughout History

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

UK photographer James Ball (a.k.a. “Docubyte“) recently teamed up with INK Studio to create the Guide to Computing, a colorful series of minimalist photos featuring popular computers throughout history. The entire collection is available to view on Behance and the INK Studio website. Featuring such famous machines as the IBM 1401 and Alan Turing’s Pilot […]

IBMVoice: Imagine The Future Of Consumer Products With Cognitive Computing

Technology is advancing more rapidly today than at any other time in human history.

A brief history of Radiohead's prickly relationship with the Internet

“The thing that worries me about the computer age is the fact that people know so much about you. It’s an incredible invasion of privacy," Thom Yorke told Unruly Hearts back in 2012. "And no matter where you are in the world people can...Show More Summary

Marcin Wichary on the evolution of the keyboard

The O’Reilly Hardware Podcast: How computer keys got where they are. In this episode of the Hardware Podcast, we talk with Marcin Wichary, design lead and typographer at Medium. Wichary is an authority on the history of keyboards, and...Show More Summary

Ransomware Attacks Reached Record High in April—and Aren’t Slowing Down: Report

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Attacks from ransomware, a form of malware that encrypts personal data in computers and then asks for ransom payments to decrypt it, surged in the U.S. to their highest level in history in April, according to a report from anti-malware company Enigma Software. Cybercriminals are turning to ransomware with increasing frequency. Show More Summary

Radiohead promotion history for LP9

Since OK Computer, Radiohead’s camp has heavily used marketing and promotion not only to build hype, but to also extend their aesthetic in creative ways. The release for LP9 is shaping up to continue this tradition. Rather than posting...Show More Summary

The History of GeoWorks, Microsoft Windows' Upstart '90s Competitor

A Commodore 64 computer. (Photo: Luca Boldrini/CC BY 2.0) A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Back in the early '90s, it wasn't a sure thing that Microsoft...Show More Summary

Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNH

Christina Wallace? is the founder of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History with a mission to captivate, inspire, and propel girls and minorities into computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5­-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Show More Summary

The Shared History of Tennis and PONG

In 1972, Atari co-founder Nolan Bushell hired an electrical engineer named Allan Alcorn to work for his fledgling video game company. Alcorn was experienced in computer science but had never been involved in video game development, so...Show More Summary

The History of the Turing Test and How Computers Try to Pass as Human

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The TED-Ed lesson “The Turing Test: Can a Computer Pass for a Human?” by Alex Gendler discusses the history of the Turing test and how computers try to pass as humans in text-based communication. The test was developed by computer scientist Alan Turing in 1950 as a way to measure a computer’s intelligence, but neither the test […]

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