Computers

Facebook

Facebook Added Balloons and Confetti to Posts About the Earthquake in Indonesia

A spokesperson told Motherboard the company “regrets that it appeared in this unfortunate context.”
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
Computers

The World's Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.22.18
i am a computer

A Gorgeous Guide to the First Wave of Personal Computers

Stare at these animated gifs and marvel at the computers that got us where we are today.
Matthew Gault
5.22.18
cores

Why Machine Learning Needs GPUs

Matrix multiplication and AI: A short primer
Michael Byrne
1.9.18
tv

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Is the New ‘The Wire’

A spoiler free plea to watch 2017’s best television show.
Matthew Gault
12.22.17
Art

What it Means to Be an 'Experimental Computer Poet'

A conversation with Allison Parrish, the artist behind your favorite Twitter bots.
Mariana Fernandez
10.12.17
why not

How to Make a DIY Mini Cell Phone Tower Using Parts You Can Order Online

But to get it to work long range might be pricy.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.28.17
Apple Tax

There's Already a DIY Kit to Double the 'Maximum' Amount of RAM in the New iMac

Time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Nicholas Deleon
6.9.17
millenial antiquing

The Hidden Stories Lingering in RadioShack’s Bankruptcy Auction

RadioShack’s recent troubles might best be reflected by the recent auction of its corporate history—an auction that is actually full of interesting gadgets.
Ernie Smith
6.8.17
space computers

How the Humble CPU Launched NASA’s Golden Age of Space Exploration

Even today, retro-computing is carrying humanity to the edge of interstellar space.
John Wenz
5.28.17
WikiLeaks

The Man Who Made the Mistake of Trying to Help Wikileaks

In his first interview, former US government lab worker Jason Scott Katz tells Motherboard about how trying to decrypt one file led to an FBI raid, losing his job, moving to Iceland, and founding the Pirate Party there.
Kim Zetter
5.23.17
quantum supremacy

IBM Just Made a 17 Qubit Quantum Processor, Its Most Powerful One Yet

IBM, Google and others are racing to achieve quantum supremacy.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
5.17.17
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