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Category: Technology

How 1960s Film Pirates Sold Movies Before the FBI Came Knocking

Posted on May 31, 2018  in Interesting, Technology

It was a Friday evening in 1975, and Woody Wise was driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, with his two kids in the car. He had picked them up from school in a rush, but they weren’t going on vacation. They were hiding out from the FBI.

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The Transistor, Part 1: Groping in the Dark

Posted on January 23, 2018  in Interesting, Technology

The road to a solid-state switch was a long and complex one. It began with the discovery that certain materials behaved oddly with respect to electricity – differently than any existing theor…

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The Greatest Leap, Part 3: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first Moon landing

Posted on December 20, 2017  in Space, Technology

Across the cislunar blackness, we set sail for a landing that almost didn’t happen.

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THE GIANT ROBOT DUEL – YouTube

Posted on October 18, 2017  in Interesting, Technology

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The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed

Posted on September 15, 2017  in Computers, Mobile Phones, Technology

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2017 Hard Drive Reliability By Manufacturer and Model

Posted on August 29, 2017  in Computers, Technology

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Fully Functional ‘Apple I’ Computer Going Up For Auction Next Month | iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada’s #1 iPhone Resource

Posted on August 21, 2017  in Computers, History, Technology

A fully operational Apple I computer built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976 is going up for auction through Charitybuzz next month, with all proceeds earmarked for charity.

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X-ray decks: the lost bone music of the Soviet Union

Posted on August 7, 2017  in History, Interesting, Technology

An extraordinary tale of Russia’s troubled relationship with music censorship.

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WII U Intel m5 Console – sudomod

Posted on August 7, 2017  in Computers, Technology

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$1 billion technology park in Elk Grove Village?

Posted on August 7, 2017  in Architecture, Interesting, Technology

A real estate investor has plans to develop Busse Farm in Elk Grove Village into a technology park predicted to be a major boon for the region.

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