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Early chip engineer Victor Poor dies at 79

One of the engineers credited with helping create Intel's famous 4004 microprocessor and continuing iterations, like the 8008, 8086, and 8088, has passed away.

By August 19, 2012

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64-bit kernel now default on Apple's Mac Pro

While the phrase "640KB RAM ought to be enough for anybody" was falsely attributed to Bill Gates, it definitely outlines a way many of us think about the computing limits we're faced with. At the time this was purportedly said, computers were just transitioning to 16-bit architectures with the Intel 8088 processor (the one used in some of the first PCs), which broke through the 64-byte memory limit of the older architecture.

By August 16, 2010

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X-Mini Kai2 Capsule Speaker

The second version of X-Mini's Kai features a new ceramic driver for better sound, and improved battery life.

June 23, 2014

MSRP: $59.00

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William Lowe, the 'father of the IBM PC,' dies at 72

After his proposal for a quick market entry via Atari was rejected, Lowe was given one year to design and produce a personal computer that would be market-ready.

By October 28, 2013

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Your old iPhone could be worth a guaranteed $250

One buyback site is offering a nice premium on unwanted iPhone 4s, plus a 21-day price lock. Of course, there is one way to make that old phone even more valuable...

By September 29, 2011

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It was 20 years ago today: Not Sgt. Pepper, but my PCjr

Do you remember your first PC? I do as if it were yesterday--probably for all the wrong reasons. But the memory sticks.

By April 16, 2008

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How IBM's 5150 PC shaped the computer industry

The landmark personal computer, introduced by IBM 30 years ago Friday, launched the PC revolution, changing the way people work, communicate, and play.

By August 11, 2011

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IT's successful standards

Many standards fail. But some become so ubiquitous that they change how we use computers.

By December 4, 2009

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Buzz Out Loud Show Notes: Vampires vs. Werewolves

Buzz Out Loud Show Notes: Vampires vs. Werewolves

By October 27, 2006