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The ‘Brief History Of Graphics’ Video Series Is Your Monday Morning Pong Pick-Me-Up

A video series by Stuart Brown of XboxAhoy has created one of the nicest mini-documentaries I’ve watched in a while. The five-part series that looks at computer graphics from Pong to Galaxian to Street Fighter and beyond. The whole series – complete with Brown’s soothing brogue – is a great look at the history of game graphics and the tools that programmers used to… Read More

Engadget Daily: 'The Imitation Game,' Ricoh's new 360-degree camera, and more!

Alan Turing has long been regarded as the father of modern computing. Why? We're glad you asked. Today, we dive into the history of the Turing machine, go hands-on with Ricoh's new Theta camera, and take a look at Corning's new Gorilla Glass 4. Read...

What you can do if others want to access your computer

Privacy is probably the number one reason why you may not want others to access your computer. It does not really matter if you want to protect your browsing history, financial documents, photos that you have taken or a book you are writing on. Show More Summary

Dad Accidentally Discovers His Teenage Son Is Gay And Handles It Like A Real Man

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

As anyone who’s ever hopped on a friend’s computer or tablet knows, Google search history is an incredibly easy way of involuntarily snooping on the device owner’s current state of affairs. And that’s how this story begins — Reddit user HeMeYou asked to borrow his 13-year-old son’s iPad and noticed a lot of old searches popping up along the lines […]

Today in Media History: How did TV introduce us to the Internet and the Web in the ’90s?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

There were many steps that lead to the creation of the Internet and the Web. Here are four: – ARPANET computers were first connected in 1969. – On January 1, 1983, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP) were accepted...Show More Summary

NY Voters Approve $2Billion Boondoggle

Posted as a comment on Bloomberg NewsStephen KrashenNovember 5, 2014"N.Y. Voters Approve $2 Billion Borrowing for School Technology," means voters have bought into the largest boondoggle in history. The computer companies make huge profits and take no risk. Show More Summary

Why Our Future Depends On Women In Technology

Today, men dominate technology companies and college computer science programs. But history shows us that women have made some of the biggest breakthroughs in computer technology. For example, Englishwoman Ada Lovelace, the daughter of poet Lord Byron, is considered the world's first computer programmer. Show More Summary

Nearly 40 Years Later, Steve Wozniak Still Brainstorms Ways The Apple II Could Have Been Better

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The Apple II may be one of the most important systems in the history of personal computing — but that doesn’t mean it was perfect. Nearly 40 years later, Steve Wozniak is still coming up with ways he could have done it better. Read ...

Today in Media History: In 1952, a computer helped CBS predict the winner of the presidential election

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On November 4, 1952, CBS News used a Remington Rand UNIVAC computer for its presidential election night coverage. Although some predicted a close race between Republican Dwight Eisenhower and Democrat Adlai Stevenson, UNIVAC correctly...Show More Summary

Medicare CT Screening Coverage Can Make This the Most Effective Lung Cancer Awareness Month Ever

Lung Cancer Awareness Month this year is different and may be the most significant in history. By Nov. 10, Medicare must rule on coverage for computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening - the first and only test proven to reduce lung cancer deaths. Show More Summary

‘The Insanely Great History of Apple 3.0?, A Chart Intricately Displaying Every Apple Product

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“The Insanely Great History of Apple 3.0” is a newly updated chart by Pop Chart Lab that intricately displays every Apple computer, device, and operating system in the company’s history. The new update to the chart reflects recent Apple product announcements like the iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, and even the Apple Watch which is expected to […]

Today in Media History: The Internet began with a crash on October 29, 1969

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The beginning of the Internet is the story of two large computers, miles apart, sending the message: “LO.” The world has never been the same. In the late 1960s an experimental network of four computers called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was commissioned by the U.S. Show More Summary

Apple I computer sells for record US$905,000

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When it was announced earlier this month that a 1976 Apple 1 motherboard would be up for grabs at the Bonhams' History of Science auction in New York, we wondered whether the sale prices such artifacts have attracted in the past adequately reflects their value as landmark innovations. Show More Summary

PARC Alto source code released by computer history museum

A slice of history: the GUI before the Apple The Computer History Museum in Mountain View has released another foundational piece of software to the world at large: some of the code that gave the world the Xerox Alto computer, which among other things helped inspire a couple of young garage developers, Steves Jobs and Wozniak.…

Bonhams in New York breaks world record for most expensive Apple computer ever sold

last monthArts : Artdaily

The History of Science auction at Bonhams New York ended with the sale of the Apple-1 computer, which sold for $905,000, almost twice its high estimate, making it the world?s most valuable relic from the computer age. The winning bid...Show More Summary

In a Boston school, computer code in every class

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

One school is taking a "learning 2.0" approach by integrating coding into history, art and English lessons

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, So Here’s A Brief History Of Her EXTREME RADNESS - How can one human be SO RAD?!

last monthOdd : Geekosystem

Hey ladies, next time some troll gets in your internet-face and tries to be like LOL GIRLS JUST LIKE COMPUTERS FOR ATTENTION or WOMEN DON’T KNOW HOW TO CODE UGH or anything equally ridiculous, I want you to get a picture of Ada Lovelace, tape it to a digital brick, and throw it in their general direction. Show More Summary

LAUSD's student information system becomes a technological disaster

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

With a few taps on a computer keyboard, a student's entire school history from kindergarten to high school graduation was supposed to show up on the screen. That perfect score on a third-grade spelling test, that trip to the principal's office for talking too much in class, that day of ditching...

A Rare Piece Of Apple History Is Being Auctioned Off Between $300,000 And $500,000

Apple's first product was the Apple I computer, which was originally constructed by Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak back in 1976. On Oct. 22, auction house Bonhams will give collectors the opportunity to purchase a vital part of the Apple...Show More Summary

Astounding History of Science auction

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

A viewing window from the Manhattan Project plutonium production operation, an Apple I computer, and a wood and brass Helmholtz Sound Synthesizer from c.1905 (above) are among the incredible artifacts on the block for Bonham's History of Science auction taking place on October 22. Read the rest

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