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The 404 889: Where we feel an urge to back you up (podcast)

Our guest on the show today is Jason Scott, computer historian and adjunct archivist at the Internet Archives, a nonprofit founded in 1996 to save a copy of every Web page ever posted. He's also responsible for the Netscape GIF graveyard you see above. Also related: "under construction" GIFs!

By August 24, 2011

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Ep. 889: Where we feel an urge to back you up

Our guest on the show today is Jason Scott, computer historian and adjunct archivist at the Internet Archives, a nonprofit founded in 1996 to save a copy of every Web page ever posted. He's also responsible for the Netscape GIF graveyard you see above. Also related: "Under Construction" GIFs!

By August 24, 2011

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Photography may be older than you think

A new theory put forward by photo historian Larry J. Schaaf may mean that an photographic image was created circa 1805 instead of 1839, making it the earliest known photo.

By April 10, 2008

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Google displays Lincoln's handwritten Gettysburg Address

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the famous speech, a Google exhibit lets people view one of the five known copies in Abraham Lincoln's handwriting.

By November 19, 2013

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UK government review looks for Bitcoin's role in British business

The UK government says it will assess the benefits and risks of unregulated digital currencies, a move which one expert says is a play to siphon investment and jobs away from the US and other markets.

By August 6, 2014

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Sony's official PS4 unboxing is brown-gloved, bonkers

This bizarre new video from Sony has a brown-gloved stranger opening up the PS4, in a bunker, with a menacing score.

By November 11, 2013

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Apple 'stamp of approval' for Bitcoin points away from Apple currency

After Apple changed the rules on virtual currencies, the first Bitcoin apps are returning to the App Store.

By June 16, 2014

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How GE got on track toward the smartest locomotives ever

These sensor-packed locomotives compute some 150,000 data points per minute. CNET Road Trip 2014 got a chance to see how they're built.

By June 21, 2014

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Welcome to digital detox camp, no phones allowed

Camp Grounded lets grown-ups relive their summer camp days, but only after surrendering all their digital devices.

By June 12, 2014

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Google to release Android L Preview on Thursday

Eager beavers can try a preview version of Google's next mobile operating system as Google tries harder to court developers.

By June 25, 2014