This week's milestones in the history of technology.
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.
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 ?
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
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
This week's milestones in the history of technology
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 »
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
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
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
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 […]
MANILA (Reuters) - The computer of a Bangladesh central bank official was hacked to carry out one of the largest cyber heists in history, a Bangladesh diplomat said on Thursday. John Gomes, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Philippines, told...Show More Summary
On May 11, 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center invited Yuval Noah Harari, a professor of history at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of the international bestseller "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," to deliver a talk on "The New Inequalities" at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Show More Summary
From R. Crumb’s rendering of Charles Bukowski “leering” into a computer screen, to Ian McEwan’s “faithful machine,” Matthew G. Kirschenbaum considers the history of writers’s complicated relationships with word processors at Paris Review. When did individual writers begin to use word processors? As I began work on a literary history of word processing, I found […]
Retro fans will appreciate a series of photos highlighting computers from recent history
MAKING HISTORY is described as “two shows in one: a rollicking historical adventure, and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world.” Dan Chambers is a computer science professor at a small Massachusetts college and he’s recently discovered time travel. After falling for a woman in […]
UK photographer James Ball (a.k.a. “Docubyte“) recently teamed up with INK Studio to create the Guide to Computing, a colorful photo series of computers throughout history that have a minimalist approach to design. The entire collection of photos are available to view on Behance and the INK Studio website. Featuring such famous machines as the […]
UK photographer James Ball (a.k.a. “Docubyte“) recently teamed up with INK Studio to create the Guide to Computing, a colorful series of minimalist photos featuring popular computers throughout history. The entire collection is available to view on Behance and the INK Studio website. Featuring such famous machines as the IBM 1401 and Alan Turing’s Pilot […]
Technology is advancing more rapidly today than at any other time in human history.
“The thing that worries me about the computer age is the fact that people know so much about you. It’s an incredible invasion of privacy," Thom Yorke told Unruly Hearts back in 2012. "And no matter where you are in the world people can...Show More Summary