• COMPUTERS
    Computer and internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies at 85

    Robert Taylor, tech innovator. Gardner Campbell via Wikipedia CC Robert Taylor, a computer scientist who was instrumental in the creation of the internet and modern computer, has died. He was 85. Taylor, who had suffered from Parkinson’s disease, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, California, his son Kurt told The New York Times. While […]

  • COMPUTERS
    This Photo Shows How Computer Chips Were Made in 1975

    Re-Exposure is an occasional Motherboard feature where we look back on delightful old tech photos from wire service archives. ADVERTISEMENT “It looks like a three-dimensional skyline. You can get totally lost in it.” Last year, photographer Christoph Morlinghaus gained notice in Wired for a project of his that involved taking very high-resolution shots of microprocessors […]

  • The Microprocessor: A Computer Revolution

    A microprocessor is a small silicon chip — rectangular in shape — and usually one square inch. It is made up thousands of transistors that are inter-connected with one another by electronic means. Microprocessors are embedded on motherboards. The function of a microprocessor is to control the arithmetic and logical operations of the Central Processing Unit […]

  • NEWS
    Mi Notebook Air May Remind You of Another Computer — But Cheaper

    The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, doesn’t like to be compared to Steve Jobs, but the latest product from the company, the Mi Notebook Air will do very little to convince people otherwise. You don’t have to have a degree from Stanford in computer science to see the similarities with Apple’s Macbook Air, […]

  • COMPUTERS
    This Podium Works like a Touch Screen Computer

    Imagine showcasing your product demo on a drafting table that works like your iPad. Imagine hooking a projector to this table for large screen presentations on the nearest wall. Now imagine all you need is your laptop to bring these features, and many more, to life. Creators of the IKKUT touch screen podium have been […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Samsung Flow Connects Tablet, Computer — Even Your TV

    Samsung has unveiled Flow, a new device handoff feature that will eventually let you start an activity on one device and move it to another. This means you could eventually get an email notification on your smartwatch then switch to your smartphone or tablet to read. Finally, you could switch to your laptop when you’re […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    50 Small Business Ideas for Computer Experts

    If you have experience with computers and related technology, you’re well on your way to becoming a successful startup founder. There are so many potential small business opportunities out there for computer experts. So if you have the relevant experience, here are 50 potential small business ideas for tech entrepreneurs. Startup Business Ideas for Computer […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Tips for Increasing Computer Speed

    Nothing slows business down more than a sluggish computer. Of course, Apple fans will be pleased to note that there are not many tools for them here because. . .well, their machines are often invincible. I use many of these ideas to keep my machines running lean and mean in the fast lane. If your […]

  • COMPUTERS
    This Podium Works like a Touch Screen Computer

    Imagine showcasing your product demo on a drafting table that works like your iPad. Imagine hooking a projector to this table for large screen presentations on the nearest wall. Now imagine all you need is your laptop to bring these features, and many more, to life. Creators of the IKKUT touch screen podium have been […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Samsung Flow Connects Tablet, Computer — Even Your TV

    Samsung has unveiled Flow, a new device handoff feature that will eventually let you start an activity on one device and move it to another. This means you could eventually get an email notification on your smartwatch then switch to your smartphone or tablet to read. Finally, you could switch to your laptop when you’re […]