The Weird History of JavaScript

The Weird History of JavaScript

I still remember the first time I saw JavaScript, although at the time it was known as LiveScript and it was part of a beta... Details
A Tech-Free School Where Tech Executives Send Their Kids

A Tech-Free School Where Tech Executives Send Their Kids

CNBC has a look at the Waldorf School where technology is not ever present in the classroom – an idea which runs counter to the... Details
Why Google, Amazon, And Apple Are In Your Car

Why Google, Amazon, And Apple Are In Your Car

My favorite feature of my new car is Android Auto. It’s a clever way to leverage any smartphone to provide an advanced interface to music,... Details
Could Electric Cars Wreak Havoc on Oil Markets Within a Decade?

Could Electric Cars Wreak Havoc on Oil Markets Within a Decade?

Adding to Now You Know’s analysis of the coming oil market collapse, Bloomberg chimes in with their own analysis and, well, it’s going to get... Details
Clippy: the Unauthorized Biography

Clippy: the Unauthorized Biography

Before Cortana, before Siri, before Alexa, even before IVR systems, there was Clippy. Clippy was one of Microsoft’s Office Assistant, that shipped as part of... Details
How Unaware Things Became Aware – the Origin of Consciousness

How Unaware Things Became Aware – the Origin of Consciousness

In sci-fi and popular culture, there is much talk about when “AI becomes self-aware/conscious” and then bad things will happen to humanity. Aside from being... Details
A Retro Look at UNIX Operating System

A Retro Look at UNIX Operating System

Today, UNIX is everywhere and, through various distributions of Linux, sits on top of the technology world. Unix, however, goes back a long time –... Details
Mathematics Used to Solve Crime

Mathematics Used to Solve Crime

Here’s an interesting look at how data was used to fight crime before the term data science was coined. Details
Calculating Ada

Calculating Ada

Here's a riveting documentary from the BBC about Ada Lovelace, the "Countess of Computing." It's a fascinating look at the contradicting world views of her... Details
Click Goes to CES

Click Goes to CES

If you missed all the goings-on at CES last week, BBC Click has a round up. Details