History of Technology



Computers all use binary, right? Well, not quite. Ternary (or “trinary”) computers use three bits instead of two, increasing computing...

Why Not Ternary Computers?


Artificial intelligence (AI) is far older than most people imagine. Fantasies on artificial human-like beings go back to antiquity, while...

Artificial Intelligence: Older Than Pizza


From AI technology companies to industry organizations to government agencies, there are a lot of expert forecasts with interesting AI...

INFOGRAPHIC: Predicting How AI in Business Will Transform Our Global Economy's Future


There’s a lot of talk nowadays about virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Although they really seem like cool and modern...

VR/AR: Where We Are, and Where We Came From


Our recent past is full of amazing female personalities who devised revolutionary inventions and forever changed human history with their...

5 Women Who Changed the History of Technology


AI has a surprisingly long history, marked by periods of optimism and support followed by disenchantment. Now that we're at a new high...

A Brief History of AI


Without these programming languages, the internet wouldn't exist. These languages - some dating back to the 1950s - are the foundation for...

The 5 Programming Languages That Built the Internet


3-D printing has probably been around longer than you think - but only in recent years has it really started to flourish. Check out the...

3-D Printing: History, Overview and Future Perspectives


Computer pioneer J.C.R. Licklider envisioned a future where humans and computers would work together in harmony and have a symbiotic...

Another Look at Man-Computer Symbiosis


The concept of a web of information navigated via links predates the World Wide Web. Learn about some of the conceptual pioneers behind the...

The Pioneers of the World Wide Web


Email has changed a lot over the years, and so have the programming languages behind it. Here we take a look at which languages are used...

The Programming Languages That Built Email


As computing power has increased, programming languages have evolved to take advantage of enhanced computing resources. Learn more about...

Computer Programming: From Machine Language to Artificial Intelligence


For better or for worse, the impact of technology has never been more obvious than in the music industry.

Technology and Music: From Records to Digital Recordings


The first digital divide was financial - separating those who could afford modern technology from those who could not. However, we are now...

The Digital Divide: A Technological Generation Gap


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

From Ada Lovelace to Deep Learning


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

5 Defining Qualities of Robots


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...

A Brief History of Web Development


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

The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Oldest Analog Computer


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