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Is the DIY Drone Movement About to Launch a Billion-Dollar Industry?

Is the DIY Drone Movement About to Launch a Billion-Dollar Ind...

Back in the 1970s, hobbyists like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak built homebrew computers that eventually fueled the lucrative PC revolution. Now, a new movement of hobbyists is trying to imitate this DIY strategy to jumpstart the drone industry. But ... Gizmodo, 2 weeks ago
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Is the Lenovo/Superfish Debacle a Call to Arms for Hacktivists?

As Lenovo has come under fire for pre-installing on their computers the intrusive Superfish adware — and as lawsuits are now being filed against the laptop-maker for compromisingits users security — one solution to the problem may have been ...
 Spectrum Online2 days ago

Think Retro: How HyperCard inspired a generation of future developers

Almost by necessity, Apple grew out of the homebrew movement, in which enthusiasts swapped knowledge and parts for building computers, and were as much tinkerers and electrical engineers as they were users. That attitude, though—that you could ...
 Macworld2 months ago
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Why You Should Be Recruiting Technical Talent At User Groups

User groups, or clubs that focus on a particular technology, were on the forefront of the computing revolution. Apple and Osborne Computer both had their origins in the legendary Homebrew Computer Club of Silicon Valley. User groups still thrive ...
 Business 2 Community1 month ago

Developing the Concept of the Personal Computer

40 years ago this month, Popular Electronics, a Ziff Davis publication, ushered in the era of the personal computer with its cover story on the Altair 8800. Over the next few days, I'll be posting a number of pieces describing the steps that went ...
 PC Magazine2 months ago

The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon

Do you enjoy picking groceries up in your electric car? When you get to the store, do you prefer to pay with bitcoins? Do you have solar panels on your house? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, youre in the distinct minority. So much ...
 Forbes.com7 hours ago
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Black History Month: 12 Facts About Jerry Lawson, Creator Of The Video Game Cartridge

Thank Gerald "Jerry" Anderson Lawson for inventing the first home game console that took interchangeable cartridges. (Photo : Museum Of Play | The Estate Of Jerry Lawson) An early computer hobbyist's club in Southern California has some pretty ...
 Tech Times5 days ago Jerry Lawson, a self-taught engineer, gave us video game cartridges  Social Dashboard1 week ago

Cape Town will never be Silicon Valley, and that's a good thing

As an American tech journalist who transplanted herself to Cape Town a year and a half ago, I get asked one question all the time: how do we compare to Silicon Valley? Now that Ive travelled to Africa's main tech hubs, interviewed dozens of ...
 Memeburn.com6 days ago

The world is ours to make: The impact of the maker movement

Ray Hsu, Senior Manager, Academic Programs at National Instruments -February 18, 2015 The maker movement is bringing engineering into the mainstream. Makers around the world are inspiring each other to create (or make) smart gadgets, robotic ...
 EDN.com1 week ago

Nootropics Aren't Just For Tech Millionaires

Editor's note: Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are cofounders of Nootrobox , an e-commerce nootropics company. Nootropics, more colloquially known as smart drugs, are in the zeitgeist. Hollywood productions like Limitless and Lucy to a CNN ...
 TechCrunch2 weeks ago
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