Computer scientists at Cambridge University are said to have deployed the first webcam in 1991
Napster for video, dating service, a virtual movie theater?
From Pakistan with love
Hotmail offered a generous 2MB as a comparison.
One button, two buttons... three?
Were they always 3.5-inch? Also, do you remember the Zip drive?
#ThrowBackThursday The PC business as we know it owes itself to an environment of enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and happenstance. The invention of the microprocessor, DRAM, and EPROM integrated circuits would help bring computing to the mainstream. This 5-part series explores the history of personal computing, from the invention of the transistor to modern day chips powering our connected devices.
Developed collaboratively between Nvidia and Sega, the 1MB Diamond Edge 3D shipped in 1995 for $249.99
#ThrowBackThursday While 3D graphics turned a fairly dull PC industry into a light and magic show, they owe their existence to generations of innovative endeavour. This is the first installment on a series of four articles that in chronological order, take an extensive look at the history of the GPU. Going from the early days of 3D consumer graphics, to the 3Dfx Voodoo game-changer, the industry's consolidation at the turn of the century, and today's modern GPGPU.
GLQuake released in 1997 versus original Quake
Predicting the future is hard
Compaq Portable, Epson, Gavilan, Osborne... what?
But nobody took on the opportunity...
Was is it the Apple II, IBM PC, Commodore 64, or Atari 800?
The lightsaber has been around since the very beginning of Star Wars and they've been part of many different Star Wars video games throughout the past 30+ years. They also show us how video games have improved and advanced over the last few decades. So grab your lightsaber, turn it on and wave it around.
The graphical user interface for the MS-DOS operating system
English engineer Charles Babbage, mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer.
Not the BFG. That first gigabyte sure was heavy!
The Web is turning 30 years old this month and clearly we've come a long way since Tim-Berners Lee wrote his paper proposing an information management system to facilitate information-sharing between physicists in universities and institutes around the world. Nowadays it's hard to imagine what life would be like without the web.