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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?

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

A look at iconic dates in rock ‘n’ roll history

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Today’s most listened to radio stations are dominated by songs made on computers with vocal tracks touched up by autotune.

A 150MHz 6502 Co-Processor

If you are familiar with ARM processors, you may know of their early history at the 1980s British home computer manufacturer Acorn. The first physical ARM system was a plug-in co-processor development board for Acorn’s BBC Micro, the...Show More Summary

Computer History: From The Antikythera Mechanism To The Modern Era

Computers have rapidly evolved over the last few decades. In this article, we shed light on the most important moments in computer history, acknowledging the people that have contributed to this evolution.

10 facts about the Apple-1, the machine that made computing history - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

On June 29, 1975, Steve "Woz" Wozniak tested the first prototype of the Apple computer, and history was made.

Deal: Get an original Chromebook Pixel for just $398.99 (open box)

If you couldn’t justify paying $1300 for a Chromebook Pixel up until now, now you can own a piece of computing history, not to mention a solid laptop, for just $400.

Robots Podcast #166: Quest for computer vision, with Peter Corke

Link to audio file (32:07)In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Peter Corke from Queensland University of Technology, about computer vision, the subject of his plenary talk at IROS 2014. He begins with a brief history of biological vision before... Continue reading ?

The Self-Driving Car Generation Gap

On Jan. 22, 1984, one of the most famous advertisements in American history debuted during Super Bowl XVIII, the one and only time it appeared on nationwide television. Advertising the Apple Macintosh personal computer, it showed a single...Show More Summary

How Much Are Your Old, Failed Gadgets Worth? [Infographic]

The history of technology is littered with discontinued products that failed to enter the mainstream — from unsupported home entertainment platforms to computing systems that were beyond their time. Despite ending up in discount bins at the time of release, these gadgets can now command top dollar on eBay and the like. Show More Summary

The History Of Computing Is Both Evolution And Revolution

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the first computer in an Australian university. The University of Melbourne took possession of the machine from CSIRO and on June 14, 1956, the recommissioned CSIRAC was formally switched on. Six decades on, our series Computing turns 60 looks at how things have changed. More »      

Best Hardware for Building a Linux-Powered Computer for Your Car

Linux has invaded our homes and our smartphones. It runs on everything from routers, to refrigerators, to even Boeing 747s. No other operating system in human history, except perhaps with the exception of QNX (the Blackberry-owned embedded systems OS), has has such a remarkable reach. Show More Summary

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 […]

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