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Kremlin finds way to avoid leaks: Typewriters

Russia's inner workings have reportedly been spooked by the rise of WikiLeaks and the Snowden revelations. So the Kremlin has reverted to something less technical, but more secure.

By Jul. 11, 2013


Flaming unicorns and USB typewriters: Maker Faire NYC

Make Magazine's Maker Faire made its third trip to NYC this weekend, washing over Queens with a tsunami of creative activity.

By Oct. 1, 2012


Twitter mourns for the undead typewriter

A story about the last typewriter manufacturer in the world announcing it has only 500 machines left made headlines recently. There is one problem: It isn't the last manufacturer.

By Apr. 27, 2011


Darth Vader turns to the art side

In the fictional "Star Wars" universe, Darth Vader represents pure evil. In our universe, the iconic evil Lord of the Sith represents a techy art subject.

By Dec. 28, 2012


Artist gives new life to old machines (video)

Sculpture artist Jeremy Mayer sees life in old machines, deconstructing typewriters and transforming the anatomical parts into life-like sculptures.

By Oct. 21, 2010


Commodore founder Jack Tramiel dies at 83

Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore and an influential figure in the early days of personal computing and video games, passes away Sunday at the age of 83.

By Apr. 9, 2012


IBM celebrates 50 years with the Selectric typewriter

The Selectric is still considered one of the most dramatic improvements in the typewriter space, thanks to its "golf ball" head.

By Jul. 27, 2011


Still emerging (for now): The 3D printers of CES 2013

While still not a mainstream consumer technology, 3D printers had an exciting presence on the CES show floor.

By Jan. 10, 2013


Junk-metal Nikes only a geek could love

Gabriel Dishaw, who turns trash into artwork, has replicated Nike shoes fashioned from computer hardware, old typewriters, and metal scraps.

By Nov. 11, 2009


Opinion: Advanced calculators on the iPhone

CNET columnist Stephen Shankland recently wrote about Hewlett-Packard releasing iPhone apps for various models of the popular HP scientific calculators that were released over the years. Along with Apple's included calculator, various scientific and st

By Jul. 8, 2009