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Babbage the teddy bear re-creates Baumgartner skydive

Tumbling from a hydrogen balloon at 24 miles up, a plush toy shows its own daredevil mettle.

By August 28, 2013


From Ada to Brill: Why have we always dissed women in tech?

Silicon Valley faces tough questions about how it treats women. But the problem isn't just for modern-day women -- it goes back at least 200 years.

By May 9, 2015


Bid to cross Atlantic in flying rowboat fizzles, balloonist rescued

Ambitious stunt doesn't quite fly, as Canadian news chopper picks up North Carolina man who landed in Newfoundland.

By September 13, 2013


Hands-on with Babbage's Difference Engine

You think the MacBook Air is a beautiful computer? It's got nothing on this five-ton, Victorian-era beast.

By December 7, 2010


At Google I/O, Larry Page preaches a tech fantasia

The CEO charms the Google faithful in an informal Q&A to wrap up the I/O keynote, but his answers cleverly complain about industry backstabbing while promising a utopia driven by tech.

By May 16, 2013


Ada Lovelace, early computer whiz, gets Doodle love

Seen by some as the world's first programmer, Lovelace created technical notes for the Analytical Engine conceived by Charles Babbage.

By December 10, 2012


Gigapixel image shows the Difference Engine in detail

Charles Babbage is considered by many to be the father of computing. Now you can take a peek inside the Difference Engine, his 8000-piece mechanical calculator.

By December 5, 2012


Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

The day celebrates the achievements of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, with the intent to inspire and create new role models.

By October 16, 2012


Putting the Babbage Difference Engine to work (photos)

At the Computer History Museum, CNET gets a look at Charles Babbage's computing and printing machine, designed in the 1840s to rid data sheets of human error.

6 Images By December 7, 2010


Memento for patent jurors: 42 articles they missed during trial

A unique request from the judge in the monthlong Apple v. Samsung court case gives jurors a post-trial peek at the news stories they missed, gathered in specially prepared notebooks.

By August 30, 2012