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Microsoft makes amends for past mistakes with Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system should start hitting U.S. computers on Wednesday, marking one of the biggest launches in the company's history. A few years after what could charitably be called a disastrous launch for Windows 8, Microsoft needs the new system to move forward while also making amends.Read full article >>

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Reluctant cartoonist Sydney Padua tips us off early in The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer that her graphic novel/history book is probably neither. Read the rest

Happy 30th birthday, Commodore Amiga!

Today is the 30th birthday of a bit of computer history. On July 23, 1985, Commodore released the Amiga and helped kick off an obsession with 16-bit graphics that remains continues today. If you happen to be in or around Mountain View,...Show More Summary

1980s Commodore Has Controlled Michigan School District's A/C for 30 Years

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Commodore Amiga 2000 | Image: Trafalgarcircle The Amiga 2000 was released by Commodore in 1987 and discontinued in 1991. By computer standards, the system is ancient history. Yet in Grand Rapids School District in Grand Rapids, Michigan,...Show More Summary

A glimpse of 225 years of innovation at American History museum

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Is this a great country or what? You’ve got to admire the sheer ingenuity that invented Apple computers and Mickey Mouse ears, Coca-Cola and the artificial heart, the telephone and the Etch A Sketch.Those are among the 70 objects in “Inventing in America,” an exhibit produced by the National Museum of American History and the U.S. Show More Summary

Watch Steve Jobs Present the First-Ever 'Stevenote' in 1984

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Steve Jobs's first 'Stevenote' was nearly lost to history until a group of computer historians and tech legends teamed up to preserve and digitize the footage.

The Extreme Thing This Woman Did to Log Back Into Facebook

Having a secret Facebook proved to be a huge problem for this woman - Newser Relive 54 years of Internet history in this cool, nostalgic video - HuffPost Tech See how 1 man gave his computer a Victorian-era makeover - TechEBlog ThisShow More Summary

A Quick Look at the History of Windows in Visual Form

The release of Windows 10 is just around the corner. As that July 29 date inches closer, anticipation continues to grow for those who have clicked the upgrade button. Whether you’re first computer had and early version of Windows installed...Show More Summary

Oopsies, A Computer Glitch Grounded All United Airlines Flights Worldwide

United Airlines, the most delayed airline in recent history, was forced to ground over 3,000 flights worldwide this morning due to what they called a "network connectivity issue." [ more › ]

Travel Through A Visual History Of Computer Icons

From the Apple II to Windows Vista. When you click on that red and white envelope icon to access your email, you don't think "this is an envelope, which means mail." Instead, your brain jumps immediately to "Gmail." Good icons like Gmail's are almost invisible in how they transmit their meaning to the user. Show More Summary

Computer scientists on the excruciating stupidity of banning crypto

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A paper from some of the most important names in crypto/security history scorchingly condemns plans by the US and UK governments to ban "strong" (e.g. "working") crypto. Read the rest

The Micro:bit Is Shaping Up To Be The Perfect Programming Device For Kids

The BBC is set to continue its history in educational computing with the Micro:bit. First displayed in March, the broadcaster just revealed the final design and programming environment of the tiny programmable board, which includes new sensors and abilities not previously displayed. Show More Summary

Toys! The New Exhibit at the History Colorado Center

I’m still a kid at heart, I admit it. I play games with my friends, I have a LEGO minifig on my computer bag and a plastic M&M’s guy on my dashboard. I mean, really, who wants to grow up and be that stuffy, boring guy that makes you constantly have to stifle your yawns so as not to be too impolite? When I was growing up we didn’t have a lot, middle class living... Read More

Zero UI will "change design"

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Zero UI is the new term for "invisible interfaces"—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: "If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way." [Fast Company] Read the rest

IGN Presents the History of Awesome: 1984

From Terminator to Ghostbusters, 1984 was a great movie year, but it was also the year of the very first Mac computer.

'I always beat Lewis racing online'

From beating his brother Lewis at computer games to making racing history, we chart Nic Hamilton's inspirational journey.

The Future of Wearable Tech

We are now entering into an exciting new age of wearable tech, one of the most important eras in the history of computing. Wearable technology is adding new layers to our personal relationships by extending the reach and power of how we communicate and share details about ourselves

Will Oracle v. Google Mean The Death of the API economy?

Between the advents of mobile computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), the API is rapidly becoming the most important leverage point in the history of computing. Few, if any, profoundly scalable innovations are able to fully deliver on their potential without the employment of APIs. Show More Summary

The record-breaking group meditation you won’t want to miss

last monthHealth : Well Good NYC

Become a part of meditation history by booting up your computer, finding a quiet space, and connecting to wifi on July 11 at noon EST.

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