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Could PBS Silicon Valley doc spawn 'Mad Men' for geek set?

OK, it's a documentary for "American Experience," about Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, and the birth of Silicon Valley. But just look at those vintage suits.

By December 27, 2012


Google doodle honors 'Mayor of Silicon Valley' Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce was a scientist early to the new field of semiconductors, as well as an entrepreneur who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel.

By December 12, 2011


Pioneering physicist recounts his early days in Silicon Valley

Harry Sello is a longtime expert on materials and processes for device technology. He once worked with William Shockley, who was then at Fairchild Semiconductor. Sello recalls how it all began.

November 1, 2007


iPad mini retina has much bigger battery, teardown reveals

Apple's new iPad mini crams a much higher capacity battery, apparently in order to power its hi-res screen and new 64-bit chip, iFixit's teardown reveals.

By November 13, 2013


Google buildings exposed to toxic vapors left by chipmakers

Vapors from a toxic substance known as TCE have been detected at the company's QD6 and QD7 offices on North Whishman Road in Mountain View, Calif.

By February 22, 2013


'Mayor of Silicon Valley' Robert Noyce gets Google doodle

Noyce founded Intel in 1968, and was instrumental in creating the microprocessor that powers modern computers and devices.

By December 12, 2011


Exhibit features scorched, mangled Apple gear

A photo display picturing deliberately destroyed Apple gadgets explores the relationship between consumers and their new toys. Apple devotees might want to proceed with caution.

By December 22, 2010


Hacking for autism: Apps to help everyone on the spectrum

Developers gather at a weekend hackathon to use natural language processing, Kinect tech, Google Glass, and big data to help people with autism live a more self-sufficient life.

By July 22, 2013


iFixit tears into iPad Mini, finds assembly a lot like iPod Touch

The site got an early shipment and examined the device as soon as it could. One of its initial findings is many parts in the device truly are mini -- including the battery and the screws.

By November 1, 2012


Toasting the birthday of the integrated circuit

Hundreds gather at the Computer History Museum to celebrate the anniversary of the invention of the integrated circuit and two of its inventors, Gordon Moore and Jay Last.

By May 9, 2009