Our round-up from the fringes of tech, celebrating the unsung heroes, the titans of days gone by, and the downright odd.
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A computer program that pretends to be a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy passed a Turing test at the Royal Society in London yesterday on the 60th anniversary of Turing's death.
Cult of Mac editor/publisher Leander Kahney provides some interesting details about what makes a great designer, but adds little new material to the well-stocked library of existing books about Apple.
Even if you don't agree with its ambitious theory about what makes businesses successful in the internet age, this book is full of interesting insights and useful advice.
With an opportunity to acquire an inexpensive, quality 4G tablet, it was time to try something different.
The UK's National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) held a competition for child visitors to build LEGO models of some of the computers in its display. This was the result...
Does technology make public embarrassment and disgrace worse, or does it just spread the humiliation around more evenly? This book documents dozens of scandals, small and large, to ask whether we're losing control of lives that are increasingly lived in public.
Despite falling PC sales, this history of the desktop computer from the 1970s to around 2009 sees a future for the original personal computing form factor.
Whether the New York-based streaming remote DVR service lives or dies at the hand of the Supreme Court, the future for television programming is firmly seated in the Cloud.
You might think that a book about the concept and various historical implementations of money would be a dull but worthy read. You'd be wrong.
This high tech, hurricane-resistant and ultra-secure facility in Fort Lauderdale is where Florida's elite store their exotic cars, precious valuables, works of art and wine collections.
The death of a charismatic CEO leaves a big hole, and few holes are bigger than the one left in Apple by Steve Jobs. A new book from Yukari Kane examines the Jobs' legacy and the options for the company he co-founded.
With engineers galore and startups that have become global players this could quickly become the next 'Bangalore'.
After bouncing my Lumia 800 phone once too often and badly cracking the screen, I decided it was time for a new phone. I decided to try the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.
Patrick McGovern, founder of International Data Group and information technology media mogul, passed away at the age of 76. It is really difficult to describe the enormous impact he has had on the market for information technology.
More a guide to the computing science behind the powerful systems we already take for granted than a vision of what comes next, this book is a great primer for understanding what's different about modern computing and the current state of AI.