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Apple is obviously a cult (and Samsung isn't), says cultural historian

Technically Incorrect: From the huge doors of Apple Stores to the architecture that generally makes you feel small, Apple shows many characteristics of a clever sect. So says an intellectual.

By September 27, 2015

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Museum's 155-year-old mouse trap catches a fresh rodent

Some inventions stand the test of time, like this still-functioning old mouse trap that wasn't ready to resign itself to history just yet.

By February 4, 2016

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CES tech fest is really important to Las Vegas. It's also really not

What do a former mafia hitman, a couple about to be married and some Vegas partiers have in common? They have no idea why so many nerds were in town this past week.

By January 10, 2016

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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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Michelangelo's Pieta recreated

Big Blue is working with an Italian art historian to create a virtual model of a Michelangelo sculpture destroyed by the artist's own hand.

July 1, 1998