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Quantum Memristors

Quantum MemristorsAuthors:Pfeiffer et alAbstract:Technology based on memristors, resistors with memory whose resistance depends on the history of the crossing charges, has lately enhanced the classical paradigm of computation with neuromorphic architectures. Show More Summary

Laser Cut Mechanical Logic Gates

When you create logic circuits using ICs or FPGAs, you can’t easily visualize their operation without special tools. But if you’ve ever seen a mechanical computer (like the Computer History Museum’s Babbage engine) operate, you know you don’t have that problem. Show More Summary

The Secret History of Silicon Valley and the Toxic Remnants of the First Computers 

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today, Silicon Valley is a dreamy officescape, a place where ideas and networks are currency. But in the 1960s and 70s, Silicon Valley proper manufactured hardware–and this industrial boom created one of the most polluted places in America. Read more...

To ECC or Not To ECC

On one of my visits to the Computer History Museum – and by the way this is an absolute must-visit place if you are ever in the San Francisco bay area – I saw an early Google server rack circa 1999 in the exhibits. Not too fancy, right? Maybe even

It's Secret History Week on Gizmodo and io9

You’ve heard the official histories of your country, your computers, and your shoes. But do you know what really happened? Join us for a week of secret histories at io9 and Gizmodo, where we reveal the truth behind the half-lies you’ve been told. Read more...

Apple history: First photos of vast collection stretching back to Jobs' and Wozniak's earliest computers

With an enormous assortment of around 10,000 Apple and Apple-related items, the All About Apple Museum in Italy is about to open its doors to the public.

One Of The World's First Personal Computers Is Up For Sale

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Many people don't know the history of the Kenbak-1 Digital Computer, but it's considered to be the world's first commercially available personal computer - and one is going up for sale.John Blankenbaker introduced the $750...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Taxidermists - Honesty Box

Taxidermists are to Pavement/Duster what Fat History Month are to Modest Mouse/Built To Spill. Does that compute? Or maybe: Taxidermists are to Stephen Malkmus what Purling Hiss are to Kurt Cobain. Hell I don't know, Honesty Box is such an anomaly amid my tape pile I'm ready to praise it to high heavens without even being done with the first side. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Taxidermists - Honesty Box

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Nov 05 2015 Taxidermists are to Pavement/Duster what Fat History Month are to Modest Mouse/Built To Spill. Does that compute? Or maybe: Taxidermists are to Stephen Malkmus what Purling Hiss are to Kurt Cobain. Show More Summary

Andy Warhol’s classic Macintosh ad can be yours for $600,000

Old Apple computers are no stranger to Sotheby’s, but next week a different piece of Apple history is hitting the auction block, only this high-priced collectors item was created by Andy Warhol instead of Steve Jobs. Warhol’s acrylic...Show More Summary

Our 9 Favorite Companies From 500 Startups “Demo-Ween”

500 Startups today presented its 14th batch of companies at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, with a spooky twist. Dave McClure said this batch was less international than previous batches, with only 39% of founders hailing from outside the United States. Show More Summary

First digital computer installed on a manned spacecraft goes to auction

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A Space Age collectible that not only represents a first in space, but also a first in computer history is on the auction block in Dallas, Texas. As part of its Space Exploration Signature Auction, Heritage Auctions is taking bids for a vintage random access, non-destructive readout 4,096 bit memory plane that flew on Gemini 3. Show More Summary

How much would you pay to own a piece of space history?

A part of the first computer in space comes to the auction block.

You could own 4,096 bits of space history when computer chip goes up for auction

A memory chip that originated from the first digital computer on a manned space flight will be up for auction next month in Dallas. For those calling in a bid, the smartphone in their hand has more than 250 million times the capacity of this chip. The onboard computer for Gemini 3 aided astronauts Gus […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Four short links: 26 October 2015

Dataflow Computers: Their History and Future (PDF) — entry from 2008 Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. Mirador — open source tool for visual exploration of complex datasets. It enables users to discover correlation patterns and derive new hypotheses …

Oliver Twins release Dizzy game thought lost for 22 years

The Oliver Twins have today announced the release of a brand new Dizzy game, although it may not be the series revival fans were hoping for. At a special event at The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge to mark the launch of aShow More Summary

Automakers Will Be More Dependent On Smart Software Engineers In The Future

Ford SYNC3 Voice Prompt (photo credit: Sam Abuelsamid) How many people do you see every day using a 20-year-old cell phone or computer? Unless you happen to work at the Computer History Museum or some government departments, chances are the answer is zero. On the other hand seeing cars built prior [...]

Looking Back to the Future: The History of the Future in Comics

In case you don't have a television or a computer or eyes or cognitive function and hadn't heard, today — October 21, 2015, in case you're reading this... in the future — marks the day that Marty McFly visited when he traveled to the future in 1989's Back to the Future 2: 2 Back 2 Future. Show More Summary

How to view and move your iMessage history and attachments to a new Mac

Want to find an old iMessage conversation or attachment? How about transferring iMessages from one computer to the other? Here's how. I just got a new 4K iMac, which I'm pretty thrilled about. So many pixels! Faster machine! Thunderbolt...Show More Summary

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