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Renowned audio engineer Ray Dolby passes away

Audio pioneer Ray Dolby passed away yesterday at his San Francisco home, aged 80. Dolby was best known for being the founder of Dolby Laboratories in 1965, with his work contributing to a wide range of audio milestones throughout his…

Early laptop designer Bill Moggridge dead at age 69

Another technology pioneer has died as Bill Moggridge lost his battle with cancer on September 8 at age 69. Moggridge is largely credited with building the world’s first laptop computer way back in 1979. The Grid Compass 1100 was launched…

Commodore founder, tech pioneer Jack Tramiel dies at 83

That day we brought home a Commodore 64, my first ever video game system, the device which first kindled my lifelong passion for video games and which, ultimately, has led to who I am and where I am today. So it's sad to learn today that Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International, has passed away at the age of 83.

Weekend tech reading: Micron CEO dies in plane crash

Steven R. Appleton, chairman and chief executive of Micron Technology Inc. and one of the most prominent figures in the semiconductor industry, died Friday when the high-performance airplane he was piloting crashed at Boise, Idaho's airport. The death of the 51-year-old stunned Micron...