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Film Is Gone. So How Do We Save It As Historical Record?

“Most of its history, cinema was medium-specific — it was shot, processed and distributed on film. The movies we watch today, by contrast, are rarely made through mechanical and photochemical processes, but with computer code, with strings of zeros and ones: bits… What happens to an art when its foundational medium disappears? We don’t yet […]

The hidden history of educational gaming on the Mac

Early Macs may not have had flashy graphics cards, but they had some of the best educational games around, thanks to one Minnesota computing group. My earliest memories of technology came from my first year of grade school: It was 1992, and our teacher had installed some variant of an Apple II in the classroom. Show More Summary

Computer scientists reveal history of third-party web tracking

Researchers have presented the first-ever comprehensive analysis of third-party web tracking across three decades and a new tool, TrackingExcavator, which they developed to extract and analyze tracking behaviors on a given web page.Show More Summary

Hidden Figures

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

It’s only been in the last couple of decades that we learned the history of the “human computers,” the women whose brains powered the calculations that developedsoftware, built the atom bomb, and took us to the moon. Even less likely to be in our school history books are the black women among them. Show More Summary

UW computer scientists reveal history of third-party web tracking

For over two decades, consumers have used the internet to research, shop, make friends, find dates and learn about the world with the click of a mouse or a few keystrokes. But as we've surfed and tweeted, third-party watchers have also been watching -- and learning -- about us. read more

Venus may have been habitable, NASA climate modeling suggests

Venus may have had a shallow liquid-water ocean and habitable surface temperatures for up to two billion years of its early history, according to NASA computer modeling of the planet's ancient climate.

NASA climate modeling suggests Venus may have been habitable

Venus may have had a shallow liquid-water ocean and habitable surface temperatures for up to 2 billion years of its early history, according to computer modeling of the planet's ancient climate by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute...Show More Summary

ASTROLOGY: Superstition, Science, or Something Else?

There has never been a time in history when it is easier to discover, use, or learn about Astrology. With a press of a button or a software program, you can calculate your birth chart and receive a computer analysis of what the planetary positions and signs mean. Show More Summary

Graphic Means

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Graphic Means is a documentary film by Briar Levit about the history of graphic design production from the 1950s to the 1990s. It's been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. Show More Summary

The History of Stuxnet: The World’s First True Cyberweapon

How the world’s first-ever cyberweapon changed the history, and the future, of computer security.

How far we’ve come: The top 5 retro gadgets from the Vintage Computer Festival

VR in the 90s? Computers with gears? TechCrunch brings you five of the coolest retro gadgets and gizmos from this weekend’s Vintage Computer Festival West XI at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Read More

PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed

CP/M and BIOS inventor adds to story how Microsoft's IBM deal shaped the PC forever The Computer History Museum has revealed part of an unpublished memoir by Gary Kildall, a programmer and entrepreneur who made critical contributions to the personal computer industry in its formative years.…

Living Computer Museum restores Xerox Alto and debuts new emulator

Anyone interested in the history of personal computing will surely have heard of the Alto, but when’s the last time you got to play with one? It’s been a while even for Paul Allen — long enough that he decided to have a couple restored at the Computer History Museum in Seattle. There’s even an emulator in case that’s a bit far for you to to travel. Read More

Join Us at Vintage Computer Festival West This Weekend

VCF West is happening this Saturday and Sunday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. This on of our favorite events; a celebration of the hardware that paved the way for our modern world. VCF attracts an impressive amount of rare and interesting computers and other technology items. Show More Summary

The History Of Chatbots

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

A chatbot is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. Such programs are often designed to convincingly simulate how a human would behave as a conversational partner, thereby passing the Turing...Show More Summary

Oracle to Acquire NetSuite for $9.3 Billion

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

The deal will help Oracle improve its cloud computing offerings, and is among the largest in Lawrence J. Ellison’s history of acquiring companies.

What The World's Oldest Calculator Tells Us About The Ancient Greeks' View Of The Universe

When we talk of the history of computers, most of us will refer to the evolution of the modern digital desktop PC, charting the decades-long developments by the likes of Apple and Microsoft. What many don't consider, however, is that computers have been around much longer. Show More Summary

8 Mostly Forgotten Windows Programs Still Around Today

With the relatively short history of computers, it’s interesting to look back and see just how far we’ve come in a couple of decades. One area that particularly dates computing is software programs — their purposes, power, and looks have evolved greatly over time. Show More Summary

The Girl Child Arrives

It was just seven months ago that the strongest El Nino in recorded history was set. The weather folks and their computers were anticipating that the Pacific Ocean would revert to a neutral status (+/- 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit). Now it looks like a full bore La Nina is in the immediate future...

Smallest BASIC Computer?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

This may be the most minimal computer that we’ve ever seen running BASIC. Hackaday.io user [Kodera2t] has been working through the history of computing, so after his 4-bit CPU, he stepped up his game to eight bits. It’s amazing how much can be done with so little. Show More Summary

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