What will the future of hold for computers? The graphic below attempts to answer that, speculating that quantum computing will soon become a commercial reality as well as integrated optics, which uses light instead of electrons to communicate, leading to many advantages. Even DNA-based computers are a possibility.
When one hears the word geek, images are conjured of pocket protector and nightstands made out of old comic books. That old notion of geek-dom has since evolved into new, tech-savy, and dare we say cool geek.
Lets sit back and think about what life was like before computers were everywhere. You actually had to send letters via the postal service, go to stores to buy things, and actually visit Uncle Larry at his house instead of at the prison where he is serving time for a hard drive full of illegal […]
From Abacus to Kaypro 2X, and all of the computers in between, find out how much you know about the history of computers. Impress your friends with trivia, like the original price of a Apple-1, and also learn the evolution of computing machines to impress your Sheldon-like friends.
The rivalry of Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue is like a nerdy real-life “John Connor vs. Terminator” scenario. Russian Grandmaster Garry Kasparov defended the human race in a dramatic three-part “Man vs. Super-Intelligent Machine” showdown against the world’s biggest, strongest, and fastest chess playing computer on Earth: Deep Blue.
Do you find yourself working more than 12 hours a day? Is it impossible to step away from the computer or cell phone even when you aren’t at the office? While this drive for success may seem like a good thing to career-minded individuals and businesses, studies are finding long-term dangers accompany an addiction to […]
Is no place safe? The simple act of living exposes us to enviromental toxins fond in fabrics, vehicle exhaust, plastics and filtering systems in our phones and computers, the list goes on. We can’t even escape these elements when we retreat into our homes. Our dwellings are teeming with chemicals that infiltrate our bodies. Some […]
J.C.R. Licklider (1915-1990) introduced the idea of an “Intergalactic Network.” His idea involved a global computer network that allowed everyone to access information from anywhere in the world. He became head of Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), convincing his successors of the importance of the network.