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Minicomputer sneak peek

From this year's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, CNET's Justin Jaffe gives a first look at the new ultramobile PC and consumer laptop concept. Intel's director of marketing, Brad Graff, also shows off new software from StreetDeck.com that turns the PC into an interactive media center.

November 1, 2007


Ken Olsen, founder of DEC, dead at 84

An important figure in computing history, Olsen founded and led Digital Equipment Corporation, the firm most associated with the minicomputer era.

By February 7, 2011


Tom West of 'Soul of a New Machine' dead at 71

West was the star of perhaps the best book ever written about project development. He also helped lead one of the key companies of the minicomputer, and then Unix, eras.

By May 21, 2011


Atom-powered LonMID M100 merges PC, phone

A mobile phone that transforms into a clamshell minicomputer is not novel. However, the LonMID M100 device by NFS is possibly the first to sport an Intel Atom chipset under the hood.

By May 14, 2009


Pretend to be NASA at the Mission Control Desk

Nothing makes a study break more fun than a simulated Apollo program courtesy of this DIY Mission Control Desk that has everything from lighted buttons to an iPad display of astronauts in action.

By February 21, 2014


Google set to surpass Microsoft in value; Facebook is next

The leaders of two very different computing eras are now each worth roughly $200 billion.

By December 15, 2011


Seminal computer video game Spacewar lives again

MIT creates a simulation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spacewar. A relic of the early days of minicomputers, it was one of the first computer video games and set the stage for many others, including Asteroids.

By February 11, 2012


Raspberry Pi $25 computers ready to go February 20

Charitable organization hopes credit card-size system can train a new generation of programmers worldwide.

By February 7, 2012


Forget $100B! Facebook could soon be worth $200B

The financials don't yet justify the lofty valuation people are talking about--but Facebook could earn a place among the ranks of public companies the size of Google and IBM.

By February 2, 2012