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Windows 1.0: The flop that created an empire

The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in …

Bill Gates

Honda introduces the MC-beta, a micro-sized electric car that's smaller than most

Following the footsteps of other tiny electric vehicles such as the SmartCar ForTwo and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Honda has unveiled its very own miniature car called the MC-β (That's MC-beta to you and me). It looks to be a refinement of the company's line of "micro commuters" and is designed to …

Vanatoo's mighty mini speakers deliver a knockout punch

My advice to speaker shoppers who prioritize sound quality is go for a good set of big speakers. They conjure the sound of music more realistically than tiny ones. I know all too well that most folks settle for something smaller, and usually it's a case of the smaller, the better. That's why …

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How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Street Light Interference: Exploring the Phenomenon

Have you ever had the experience where as you walk under a streetlight it suddenly turns off. As you continue down the street the light turns back on …