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Computers get their own museum

by admin on Jan 18th in Hardware

Tom Abate wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle Jan. 17, 2011, about the grand opening of a museum dedicated to celebrating mankind’s quest to augment its capacity for problem solving. The Computer History Museum fittingly occupies two stories in what used to be the headquarters of Silicon Graphics. The museum’s mission is “to preserve and [...]

The future of computer hardware

by admin on Jan 8th in Hardware

What’s next in the world of computer hardware? Are we getting close to those TV ads where the guy is placing stock trade orders via an interface in his eyeglasses lens? Maybe not quite yet. But here are a few developments that may hit the market in the next few years – or decades: Fabric [...]

Computer hardware – when form divorced function

by admin on Jan 4th in Hardware

It’s 1980. You’re the first person on your block to bring home a “personal computer.” It’s a TRS-80 from Radio Shack, and you’ve cleared off a space on your desk for it … and the cassette tape player that goes with it, of course. So there it sits, its square putty-gray steel and plastic casing [...]

Compact Disc Technology

by admin on Dec 25th in Computers, Hardware

Image by DHDesign via Flickr Computer hardware is an ever changing entity. Access to information has gone from what used to be a walk to the library in order to rent a book to knowledge being a mere click away. The compact disc has definitely played a role in the information optimization age. Compact discs, [...]

Flash Drive – Stable Information

by admin on Dec 23rd in Computers, Hardware

Image via Wikipedia No one can deny that computers have revolutionized the media and information industries. Today information travels at such a rate that people have a difficult time keeping up with it. One of the many unique parts of this computer age is the flash drive. Flash drives are small portable units that typically [...]

Keyboards Stay the Same

by admin on Dec 22nd in Computers, Hardware, Peripherals

Image via Wikipedia Take a moment to think about the way our technology works today. Before the 1980s ended, people still widely used the typewriter to store information, and write papers and letters. Today, instead of a large metal box, we have compact plastic computers that store information and are much easier to carry around. [...]

Behind the Mouse

by admin on Dec 20th in Computers, Hardware

Image via Wikipedia Shortly after computers were released in the 1940s, a device that changed computers forever was released. The trackball came into existence in 1952 as a secret military operation of the Canadian Navy. Because it was not under patent, a similar device came out in the early 60s; this was the first official [...]

Watching the Webcam

by admin on Dec 19th in Computers, Hardware, Internet, Peripherals

Image via Wikipedia Computers have gone from being devices that are for personal and professional use to devices used to network with a number of other people across the world. Originally, there was no way to link two computers on different sides of the world together. But today, not only have we accomplished that, but [...]

Speaking of Speakers

by admin on Dec 18th in Computers, Hardware, Peripherals

Computers were originally intended as data devices. They were used to store mass information based on letters and numbers. Today, instead of just basic data we have come into a new age of computing where music, videos, and other forms of data have taken over. Of course, with such a demand for computers to be [...]

Check the Mic

by admin on Dec 16th in Computers, Hardware, Peripherals

Starting out as a data device, the computer was originally used for fairly simple tasks. Today, computers have a diverse range of functions. Some people use computers specifically for gaming, others to browse the internet, some to share files using P2P applications like ares galaxy, some just to check email, and then there are people [...]

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