Items tagged with History

It's always fun to take a walk down memory lane, especially the gold age in the advent of Personal Computing technologies. Some of the best ways to revisit this era are through print magazine ads that detail everything from the massive physical size of early hard disk drives, to the Apple II, and everything in... Read more...
"How did you find me!? Were you screen peeking!?" Many a child of the mid-90s would yell at their friends and siblings while playing Goldeneye 64 on the Nintendo 64. It's been 25 years, and thanks to the Computing History Museum in Cambridge, UK, there is now a solution. About $10k worth of additional hardware is all... Read more...
Students at the University of Arizona will soon be able to enjoy playing Age of Empires IV and earn university credits while doing so. This is thanks to two members of the University's Department of History, who created some additional course-relevant content for the popular game. Fans of the popular Age of Empire... Read more...
As everyone is told, if you put something on the internet, it will be out there forever, whether it is publicly available or not. Case and point is a recent discovery of a long-lost version of Minecraft that was only available for download for just three hours and 25 minutes nearly 11 years ago. Between six... Read more...
Sometimes it's better to leave certain things alone -- just ask Pandora, who couldn't refrain from opening that damn box (or jar, if you want to get technical). Curiosity always tends to get the better of us in the end, and if you're curious about what terms you've searched for on Google throughout the years, there's... Read more...
Lifetimes are filled with iconic moments, and in mine, one of them is the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that occurred 25 years ago. What once served as a concrete barrier between West Berlin and East Germany, and a symbolic divide between democracy and Communism, came crumbling down on November 9, 1989. I wasn't... Read more...
There aren’t a lot of museums where most of the main attractions were created by (or actually are) people who are still alive and kicking, outside of modern art. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is one of those places, and although some visitors will simply want to find their own first... Read more...
The BlackBerry brand has been synonymous with smartphones for close to a decade now. But while millions of people around the world own, use and are maybe even addicted to the devices, only a select few are familiar with the history of the BlackBerry and Research In Motion, or RIM, the company that actually makes the devices. This infographic... Read more...
There's nothing like a little light reading to help pass the time on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The folks over at Crave have posted an article entitled, "The 50 most significant moments of Internet history". Unfortunately, they don't have the days we launched our video channel or when we gave away a fully loaded Skulltrail rig, but we'll forgive... Read more...
As you may or may not know, AMD has recently announced the release date for Barcelona. Dubbed “the most anticipated premiere of 2007,” Barcelona will be released on September 10. Nevertheless, things are heating up at Bungie Studios as Halo 3 is poised for release. Bungie’s third game in the highly successful Halo trilogy is now officially... Read more...
These numbers speak for themselves: "Over a period of two years, the hackers, still unknown, were able to download 45.7 million credit card numbers, with estimates in the Wall Street Journal article suggesting it might reach 200 million, spanning a period of more than four years. Clearly this is a big deal. Whether we shopped at these stores... Read more...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently gave a speech about the future of Google to a crowd of surfers and texters.  The talk covered several topics from dealing with governments such as China to the future of Google.  Here's a snippet:   "Just weeks after Google announced iGoogle, a new name for its personalized home... Read more...
The second part of the microprocessor history article has been posted at BTX Form Factor Info. Not very in depth, so it's pretty easy to understand, but covers many areas of processor evolution. There have been many players in the microprocessor story, but the two companies that have had the most impact are also the two that... Read more...
Hey folks, it's time for one more update. If your checking in for the first time, Marco has taken a look at the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra, which is Nvidia's latest and greatest Mobile GPU. We also have a couple more reviews for the new Pentium chips, from hardwarezone and t-break. Goodnight all, enjoy the rest of the news... Read more...