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Drat It | Working on a desktop computer? How retro

When my husband and I bought our first tablet computer for the family six or seven years ago, we were mistaken about several things. First of all, the whole concept of having one tablet for three people was a huge mistake. Really, the gadgets are designed to serve one master. More importantly, one of the people supposedly sharing the device was ... Read More »

This holiday season, fix your loved one’s computer without having to visit them

Access a computer without actually being in front of it. You’re at a family gathering when your grandparents start talking about their computer issues. Stop avoiding eye contact—you can troubleshoot whatever problem they might have from the comfort of your own desk chair. When you download a screen sharing application to multiple machines, the software lets you access one computer ... Read More »

The Computer History Museum will open source Apple’s Lisa OS in 2018

Before the first Macintosh and the first Windows PC, Apple released a desktop computer known as the Lisa which ran its own specialized operating system. Soon, enthusiasts will be able to pick apart its source code to see exactly what was going on under the hood. Al Kossow, a software curator for the Computer History Museum, took to a Google Groups discussion board ... Read More »

Photo Shows How Computer Chips Were Made In 1975

…how do they get these impossibly complex designs into the processors? That leads us to the photo…featuring a Motorola engineer in the 1970s, taking a close look at the drawn transistors of a computer chip. These sheets, all color-coded, would soon be printed onto a piece of silicon, giving a tightly-wound processor more computing ability than one could ever get ... Read More »

City to collect $2.5 million settlement over failed computer aided dispatch system

File photo INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The City of Indianapolis will collect $2.5 million from a contractor that failed to provide a workable Computer Aided Dispatch system for public safety that wildly out promised the capabilities of an untried technology. The agreement with Colossus Incorporated, which took over InterAct Public Safety Systems and N. Harris Computer Corporation, admits no liability for ... Read More »

This Photo Shows How Computer Chips Were Made in 1975

Re-Exposure is an occasional Motherboard feature where we look back on delightful old tech photos from wire service archives. ADVERTISEMENT “It looks like a three-dimensional skyline. You can get totally lost in it.” Last year, photographer Christoph Morlinghaus gained notice in Wired for a project of his that involved taking very high-resolution shots of microprocessors throughout computing history. Some of ... Read More »

The Microprocessor: A Computer Revolution

A microprocessor is a small silicon chip — rectangular in shape — and usually one square inch. It is made up thousands of transistors that are inter-connected with one another by electronic means. Microprocessors are embedded on motherboards. The function of a microprocessor is to control the arithmetic and logical operations of the Central Processing Unit (CPU). It has two parts: ... Read More »

This Podium Works like a Touch Screen Computer

Imagine showcasing your product demo on a drafting table that works like your iPad. Imagine hooking a projector to this table for large screen presentations on the nearest wall. Now imagine all you need is your laptop to bring these features, and many more, to life. Creators of the IKKUT touch screen podium have been working to make all of ... Read More »

Samsung Flow Connects Tablet, Computer — Even Your TV

Samsung has unveiled Flow, a new device handoff feature that will eventually let you start an activity on one device and move it to another. This means you could eventually get an email notification on your smartwatch then switch to your smartphone or tablet to read. Finally, you could switch to your laptop when you’re ready to type a response, ... Read More »

How to Post to Instagram From Your Computer

How to Post to Instagram From Your Computer HIGHLIGHTS Instagram’s Web view doesn’t let you post photos or videos You can only view photos, videos, and edit profile There are apps that let you post to Instagram from a PC Instagram is one of those mobile-first platforms that just don’t seem to care about the desktop. The app has a ... Read More »