The very top of men’s tennis has never been this old. For the first time in the history of the ATP computer rankings, which date to the early 1970s, the men sitting at Nos. 1-5 are all 30 or older, the latest sign that the current crop of stars has enviable staying power. It’s also the latest...
The week in science: 19–25 May 2017.
Thousands of processors, terabytes of data, and months of computing time have helped a group of researchers in Germany create some of the largest and highest resolution simulations ever made of galaxies like our Milky Way.
May 19, 1980: Apple introduces the Apple III at the National Computer Conference (NCC) in Anaheim, California. After two years of development, the Apple III is the computer Apple thinks will be the successor to its enormously successful Apple II. Show More Summary
The largest ransomware cyberattack in history started infecting computers around the world last Friday. CNN reported the WannaCry virus infected more than 200,000 machines by Monday morning, including hospitals, universities and government agencies from the United Kingdom National Health Services...
In 1974 a man with a communications disorder made history when he ordered a pizza over the phone with a talking computer built by Michigan State University's Artificial Language Laboratory. He tried calling Dominoes four times, but they thought it was a prank and hung up on him. But another pizza delivery service took the order. [via]
A Microsoft executive sharply criticized a U.S. spy agency Sunday for its role in weaponizing a weakness in Windows and allowing it to be stolen by hackers and used to launch history’s largest ransomware attack. "This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities...
Over 230,000 computers in 150 countries have been hit by a cyberattack that encrypts data until a ransom fee has been paid. It’s thought to be the biggest in history, with India, Taiwan, and several countries throughout Europe being the worst affected. Show More Summary
May 15, 2001: Steve Jobs flips the script on the dreadful experience of computer shopping, unveiling an ambitious plan to open 25 innovative Apple stores across the United States. The first two Apple stores, located at Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, and the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California, are set to open later that week. Show More Summary
Samsung has a deep history of testing wild ideas with new products and features. There were the "touchless" controls in the Galaxy S4. Curved TVs that are more expensive without adding much of a benefit. Even refrigerators with tablet computers built into the door. Samsung's latest trick: turning your smartphone into a full-on desktop computer. Show More Summary
The world is in the midst of a global cyber attack that is now deemed the biggest ransomware outbreak in the history of the Internet. It starts with an email that holds your computer data hostage until you pay up. It has hit over 100...Show More Summary
A vicious computer virus continued to sweep across the globe Saturday with governments and security firms racing to find a way to halt what is being called the largest ransomware attack in history. By Saturday afternoon in Europe, several security firms were reporting that the so-called WannaCry...
Last night, as part of its "iPhone 360" series of events celebrating the ten year anniversary of Apple's iconic phone, California's Computer History Museum located in San Jose hosted a conversation between Tony Fadell and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Markoff.
Highlights of this day in history: Charges dropped against Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case; Garry Kasparov loses a chess match against IBM's Deep Blue computer; Songwriter Irving Berlin born; Reggae star Bob Marley dies. (May 11)
The $67 billion purchase of EMC Corp. in September is the biggest in computer industry history, granting Dell Technologies Inc. countless subdivisions, spanning everything from client devices and bare-metal hardware to cloud computing and intelligent analytics. Show More Summary
ICYMI: In pretty much perfect keeping with his seemingly default mode of relentlessly wringing every last goddamn nanogram of creativity from his brain cells in the name of his adventurous and highly-concept, experimental-music-making...Show More Summary
These 10 amazing archaeological discoveries changed the way we think about the modern world! From finding the first ever computer to finding ancient humans the size of Hobbits. [AllTime10s] The post 10 Archaeological Discoveries That Rewrote History appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
GUEST: 2017 is already going down in history as the year that voice computing went mainstream. Amazon leads the pack, selling well over eight million Echos and Dots in just two years, and leveraging their Amazon Voice Services (AVS) platform to get Alexa into everything from refrigerators to dancing robots to Ford F-150’s (the #1 selling […]
Game patches, spreadsheet software, FTP sites, software update files—the digital preservationist is saving rare bits of computer history that would otherwise be lost forever.
Next time you hear a friend complain that "today was the most boring day in history," you can tell them to prove it. A Cambridge scientist has developed a computer program to calculate the most lackluster day since 1900. Of all the uneventful news days in the 20th century, April 11th of 1954 was by far the most uneventful. Show More Summary