Google60 is Norbert Landsteiner's art piece that tries to convey what google.com search would have looked like back in the 60's -- when IBM System 360 monsters ruled the machine rooms. An absolute gem for all the 360 nerds left out there.
Steve Jobs' Speech From 1983 About Things That Didn't Exist Until Now | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource: Back in 1983, Steve Jobs spoke at International Design Conference (IDCA) in Aspen. Now, the full 1-hour audio recording of Steve’s amazing speech discussing things like wireless networking, App Store and the iPad has surfaced, thanks to folks at LifeLibertyTech.com who got their hands on one of the cassette recordings from the conference which were handed out to all attendees. (Via www.iphoneincanada.ca)
Glove Based Sign-to-Speech System: The EnableTalk system uses a glove-mounted microcontroller to collate information from a passel of onboard sensors—11 flex sensors, 8 touch sensors, 2 accelerometers, a compass, and a gyroscope—and transmit it wirelessly to a nearby computer or smartphone for translation into machine generated speech. (Via MAKE Magazine)
Yeah, brand new app in IOS6 and it does not work without fiddling…..Here is how you get it working: Open Settings. Open General. Open Date & Time. Switch the Set Automatically setting to Off. Open Set Date & Time. Set the date to a year ahead. Go back to the Home screen and open Passbook. Tap the App Store button. The App Store should load. Go back to Date & Time and turn on Set Automatically. That's it…….life goes on :-)
The Birth and Rise of Ethernet: A History - Input Output: Nowadays, we take Ethernet for granted. We plug a cable jack in the wall or into a switch and we get the network. What's to think about? But it didn't start that way. In the 60s and 70s, networks were ad hoc hodgepodges of technologies with little rhyme and less reason. But, then Robert “Bob” Metcalfe was asked to create a local area network (LAN) for Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). His creation, Ethernet, changed everything. Back in 1972, Metcalfe, David Boggs, and other members of the PARC team assigned to the networking problem weren't thinking of changing the world. They only wanted to enable PARC's Xerox Altos (the first personal workstations with a graphical user interface and…
Searching the Internet B.G. (Before Google) - Input Output: The first major search advance was Archie, which beginning in 1990 made it possible to search through a site’s file directories. Archie was painful to use, but compared to what we had been dealing with, it was wonderful. Archie was quickly followed by the University of Nevada System Computing Services' Veronica, which tried to provide Archie-style searches for plain text files. (Via h30565.www3.hp.com)
The History of the Floppy Disk - Input Output: George Sollman, another Shugart engineer, took an early model of the 5.25” drive to a Home Brew Computer Club meeting. “The following Wednesday or so, Don came to my office and said, 'There's a bum in the lobby,’” Sollman says. “‘And, in marketing, you're in charge of cleaning up the lobby. Would you get the bum out of the lobby?’ So I went out to the lobby and this guy is sitting there with holes in both knees. He really needed a shower in a bad way but he had the most dark, intense eyes and he said, 'I've got this thing we can build.'” The bum's name was Steve Jobs and the “thing” was the Apple II. (Via h30565.www3.hp.com)
How to Run Mac OS X Inside Windows Using VirtualBox: Maybe you'd like to test drive OS X before switching to a Mac or building a Hackintosh, or maybe you just want to run that one killer OS X app on your Windows machine. Whatever your reason, you can actually install and run OS X on any Intel-based Windows PC with a program called VirtualBox. Here's how. (Via lifehacker.com)