History of Technology



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


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


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

8 Technologies That Failed - But Weren't Forgotten


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


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

New Generators Put Modern Algorithms to Work on ASCII Art


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

Why Not Ternary Computers?


The first hard drive was the size of two refrigerators and cost the equivalent of more than $400,000 in today's dollars.

INFOGRAPHIC: This Is What a 5MB Hard Drive Looked Like In 1956


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


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

Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation


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...

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


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

Architects and Builders of the Internet Cathedral


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...

The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers


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

New Technologies That Are Older Than You Think


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

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Programming Languages


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


The Web brought us information when and where we wanted it. Now we expect the same from TV. It's a far cry from the days when whole...

From Howdy Doody to HD: A History of TV


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 of today's technologies are based on a few key innovations in the graphical Web browser and the development of the World Wide Web.