Tag Archive for Computing / Tech

iPhone Business Bigger Than All of Microsoft?!

This is kind of mind-blowing (via MG Siegler). Especially when you consider that five years ago the iPhone didn’t even exist. [  Check out this slick infographic of the iPhone's evolution ] parislemon • Size Matters: It looks like Apple’s…

WiFi vs 3G/4G – The Numbers

Interesting. The Wireless Equivalent of Fracking – WSJ.com: The latest data from Millennial Media shows that, in November, unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum accounted for 39% of data delivered to mobile devices, up from 32% two months earlier. Not only is Wi-Fi…

Now We’ve Lost C’s Dennis Ritchie

It’s been a rough week to be a genius computing pioneer. Last week it was Steve Jobs, now Dennis Ritchie, of C and UNIX fame. (pic via BB) There was a long time during which I never went far without…

The Mother of All Steve Jobs Posts

And I didn’t realize that Steve Jobs was Arab-American. His father was Syrian. See what he did in graphical form. Steve Jobs’ Greatest Achievements is a must-read. (pic via Jon Mak) [ 9 things you didn’t know about the life of Steve…

A Look Back At Captain Crunch and Phone Phreaking

Read this old Esquire article from October 1971. Esquire: Secrets of the Little Blue Box: I am in the expensively furnished living room of Al Gilbertson*, the creator of the “blue box.” Gilbertson is holding one of his shiny black-and-silver…

Google ChromeBook Is Almost Here

And I’m intrigued. You’ll be able to order your ChromeBook right from Amazon. Chromebook: “Chromebooks boot in 8 seconds and resume instantly. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe…