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From Ada Lovelace to Deep Learning From Ada Lovelace to Deep Learning From Ada Lovelace to Deep Learning From Ada Lovelace to Deep Learning


Computer programming can be traced all the way back to 1843 - before computers even existed! Throughout the ages, computer programming has...

The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Oldest Analog Computer The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Oldest Analog Computer The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Oldest Analog Computer The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Oldest Analog Computer


Most people think of computing as a relatively modern innovation, but the Antikythera Mechanism proves that assumption wrong. Created over...

Architects and Builders of the Internet Cathedral Architects and Builders of the Internet Cathedral Architects and Builders of the Internet Cathedral Architects and Builders of the Internet Cathedral


Many hands had a part in the development of the Internet. It was a collaborative effort of the military, academia and private enterprise

Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation


Open source strives to contribute to the development community with its history of cooperation, participation, sharing and free...

The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers


Most people picture computer programmers as men, but in fact, many of the first programmers were women. Here we take a closer look at the...

A Brief History of Web Development A Brief History of Web Development A Brief History of Web Development A Brief History of Web Development


The web has become a tool that nearly everyone uses on a daily basis. But this hasn't always been the case - the World Wide Web has gone...

5 Defining Qualities of Robots 5 Defining Qualities of Robots 5 Defining Qualities of Robots 5 Defining Qualities of Robots


The concept of robotics is constantly changing, with new innovations pushing the boundaries of modern technology. However, there are...

Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate


Artificial intelligence is steadily progressing, for better or worse. What makes a machine "intelligent," and just how intelligent are they...

7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World 7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World 7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World 7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World


The technology we take for granted today was once considered revolutionary. Here we examine some of the documents that helped shape the...

Ada Lovelace, Enchantress of Numbers Ada Lovelace, Enchantress of Numbers Ada Lovelace, Enchantress of Numbers Ada Lovelace, Enchantress of Numbers


Ada Lovelace was ahead of her time, with programming ideas that wouldn't come into practice until a century later. Learn more about this...

Milestones in Digital Computing Milestones in Digital Computing Milestones in Digital Computing Milestones in Digital Computing


Digital technology has taken years to reach its current state, and that journey has been punctuated by many important milestones along the...

New Generators Put Modern Algorithms to Work on ASCII Art New Generators Put Modern Algorithms to Work on ASCII Art New Generators Put Modern Algorithms to Work on ASCII Art New Generators Put Modern Algorithms to Work on ASCII Art


ASCII art, once a response to the limitations of computers, is showing a resurgence in popularity with new algorithms that can...

More Than Moore - 50 Years of Moore's Law More Than Moore - 50 Years of Moore's Law More Than Moore - 50 Years of Moore's Law More Than Moore - 50 Years of Moore's Law


In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted the doubling of computing power every year (later modified to every two years). Fifty years later, Moore's...

New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think


Smartphones, tablets, cloud computing — all technologies that have been introduced fairly recently, right? You might be surprised to see...

CP/M: The Story of the OS That Almost Succeeded Over Windows CP/M: The Story of the OS That Almost Succeeded Over Windows CP/M: The Story of the OS That Almost Succeeded Over Windows CP/M: The Story of the OS That Almost Succeeded Over Windows


In the late '70s, CP/M seemed poised to take the lead in the emerging market of PC operating systems. What happened to this former...

5 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Behavior 5 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Behavior 5 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Behavior 5 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Behavior


High-tech consumer devices have changed a lot of us in very fundamental ways, perhaps more than we realize - or would like to admit. Check...

8 Technologies That Failed - But Weren't Forgotten 8 Technologies That Failed - But Weren't Forgotten 8 Technologies That Failed - But Weren't Forgotten 8 Technologies That Failed - But Weren't Forgotten


Despite their inability to survive, these technologies end up having a major impact on future technology. Here are a few technologies that...

INFOGRAPHIC: Retro Tech That's Worth Big Bucks INFOGRAPHIC: Retro Tech That's Worth Big Bucks INFOGRAPHIC: Retro Tech That's Worth Big Bucks INFOGRAPHIC: Retro Tech That's Worth Big Bucks


Not every discarded PC or video game console is worth more than you paid for it, but a few iconic items are fetching high prices at auction...

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Programming Languages INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Programming Languages INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Programming Languages INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Programming Languages


Programming languages are what make writing programs for specific computations possible. But have you ever stopped to think about how these...