From the wind tunnels the made commercial aviation possible to the analog machines that preceded the computer, a visual history of the spirit of innovation presently unworthy of the government's dollar. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
As I wrapped up the last interview with Intel's outgoing CEO, Paul Otellini, for my feature on his legacy, he strode over to the whiteboard in the conference room. As he began to draw, he joked that he was showing me the "history ofShow More Summary
The history of computers is the history of abstraction. Early calculating machines, like Leibniz's Stepped Reckoner, hid the calculating process from the user, but still required the user to input numbers and provided numbers as output. Show More Summary
Born a tiny mewling arcade cabinet manufacturer in 1979, Japan Capsule Computers wasn't to become the Capcom we know and love until the arrival of Kenzo Tsujimoto (he of Irem fame) in 1983. Click here to read the full article Related Stories Critical hits: The 20 biggest third-party exclusive games
This edition of best robot photos of the week includes an Officer Mac robot from the Computer History Museum, Colin Angle's telepresence bot, an industrial cheese robot, a Dalek, a robo-dragonfly, a sexy wearable R2-D2, an octopod drone, some giant robot ants, and other assorted treats. Show More Summary
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Ben Evans, on why today’s mobile industry doesn’t much resemble the PC industry of the 90s: In other words, Apple has product/market fit in the phone market in a way that it never had in the personal computer market. All of he key dynamics...Show More Summary
Apple Inc. sold $17 billion worth of bonds Tuesday, in one of the hottest corporate debt offerings in history. The deal is a clever maneuver of corporate finance that will likely prove beneficial for Apple shareholders—but in ways that show … Continue reading ?
On Saturday evening, I was a very happy attendee of the Computer History Museum’s Fellow Awards, an inspiring annual event which celebrates the contributions of individuals whose work has changed the course of computing history. Three people were honored this year: Ed Catmull, Harry Huskey and Bob Taylor. Show More Summary
NEW YORK/LONDON, April 30 (IFR) - Apple Inc wowed the debt markets on Tuesday with the largest non-bank bond deal in history, offering a whopping $17 billion for sale as the U.S. computer giant switches strategy to placate restless shareholders.
There is little doubt that computer chip leader Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) needs to evolve. The recent news about PC sales falling 14%, the most in history, only confirms that it will need to gain a meaningful place in the mobile market. To advance toward this goal, progress in four key areas is critical. Here’s how [...]
It’s almost exactly fifty-two years since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history by becoming the first man in space. This amazing accomplishment is even more stunning when you learn that there’s infinitely more computing power in your Nokia Lumia 920 … Continue reading ?
Over a century of photographic history on one poster. Time travel back to 1950 with a Best Buy circular and you basically blow minds with every page. Flatscreen TVs? Crazy. Computers? Crazy. Smartphones? Double crazy. And then you get...Show More Summary
May 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Ethernet. The Ethernet Innovation Summit in association with PARC, MEF and Computer History Museum has a great line up of speakers including Ethernet inventors Bob Metcalfe and Dave Boggs, industry legends Andy Bechtolsheim and Gordon Bell plus many others to celebrate 40 years of Ethernet innovation.
On this day in economic and business history… In an epochal paper published in Electronics magazine on April 19, 1965 and simply titled “Cramming more components onto integrated circuits,” Fairchild Semiconductor Intl Inc (NYSE:FCS) director of research Gordon E. Show More Summary
Two days ago I was glued to my computer as Reddit hunted down the Boston Marathon bombers. It was miraculous, to me. Technology had crowd-sourced crime-fighting and the FBI itself was being relegated to history with the likes of the horse-mounted cavalry. Show More Summary
On their own, X, C, and V are just three random letters. But combine them with the Ctrl key, and you get one of the most iconic keystroke trios in the history of computing. Cutting, copying, and pasting data is something we all do on a daily basis, so doing it more efficiently can translate into major time savings. Show More Summary
Digitcom, a leading Canadian business phone systems and data networks distributor, today announced it has reached a significant landmark in its history, earning a spot two years in a row in the Computer Dealer News (CDN) annual ranking of Canadian IT solution providers by revenue. Digitcom was on the list last year as well at [...]
On this day in economic and business history… The era of personal computing didn’t really begin when IBM launched the PC in 1981. It began four years earlier, on April 16, 1977, when more than 12,000 computer enthusiasts flooded into the San Francisco Civic Auditorium to take part in the first West Coast Computer Faire. [...]
OpenStack Summit is in full swing in Portland, Oregon this week. Launched in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack is all about providing cloud computing to everyone, but how it has become one of the top choices for public and private … Continue reading ?