Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld, Steve Capps, and Larry Kenyon share their thoughts about developing the core software for the original Macintosh, which is about to mark its 30th anniversary.
The creator of the Macintosh's QuickDraw graphics system, MacPaint, and HyperCard wants to save the postcard from extinction.
Looking for an interchangeable-lens model -- dSLR, mirrorless, or something in between -- that's good at both stills and video? Here are our top picks.
Step aside, Lego Friends. GoldieBlox is doing construction toys for girls the right way by combining stories with building skills and keeping the color pink down to reasonable level.
Found at the Maker Faire: A few solar-powered tinkerers selling, for the first time, open-source construction kits based on an old design.
Autodesk's free educational app is intended to help kids discover science and engineering--but mostly it's just "Incredible Machine"-style fun.
A Connecticut insurance executive offers his parents on Craigslist for $155. He claims he has had many bidders.
Too cheap to buy a real home security system? A Webcam gets you part of the way there. We examine a few ways to do it with an old computer or with some fun new gadgets.
Teams of high school engineers compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, through which students hone their skills in design, engineering, machining, and programming.
Charles Babbage posited the difference engine in the mid-1800s. Tim built one with an erector set. Processing speed is about 4 additions per crank.