The Raspberry Pi project is one year old today, having launched on February 29, 2012 (they’re going to have a rager of a party in 2016.) I sat down with the Pi-parents themselves, Eben and Liz Upton, as well as Pi-supporter Limor Fried AKA Lady Ada of Adafruit Industries to talk about the special occasion. → Read More
Amazingly, the laser is 50 years old today. When it was originally discovered, many scientists felt that the shiny red light didn’t have any practical use. Of course now days, lasers are almost everywhere. → Read More
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Lensbaby!
Happy birthday to you! → Read More
WWIV, Wildcat, Celerity — these hallowed names represent the best of a golden era of communication, back when “getting online” meant tying up the family phone line, remembering arcane Hayes AT codes to maximize performance out of the 9600 baud modem your dad borrowed from work, and TradeWars was the best multiplayer game available. Yes, I’m talking about Bulletin Board Systems, originally text… → Read More
Is it ironic that this $10,000 computer only sold 10,000 units? Released on January 19, 1983, LISA (Local Integrated Software Architecture) was a gigantic flop, but paved the way for the success of the Apple Macintosh, which paved the way for the success of the MacBook, which paved the way for the success of the iPhone, which paved the way for the success of the Apple Tablet! → Read More
Guys! Sshhhhh! Listen. It was Linus “Linux” Torvalds birthday yesterday and we forgot to buy him a present. What we need to do is give him so more market share in the desktop OS market so here’s what we’re going to do: we’re all going to install and learn out to use Linux, even you guys back there running Windows 7. Just free up a little disk space – maybe delete a DLL? – and install something… → Read More
Happy happy! Safari is 4 and Steve Jobs is 54. The beloved head of Apple is eleven years away from retirement (hang in there!) and hopefully he’s going to make it through to another 54 years – he’s probably got a great health plan, after all.
All kidding aside, it’s rare to find such a galvanizing figure in business. When they write the history of the 20th and 21st centuries, expect him and Bill… → Read More
Today is our second birthday. Our cake is a little bare, as you see, so tune in tomorrow for the first of our 10 Days of CrunchGear celebration giveaways and drink a cold one in our honor tonight. Thanks for reading us and thanks for making this the greatest two years of my life. Except for the herpes. That sucked. → Read More
Hey CrunchGear readers! Let’s give a shout out to our Fearless Leader, who’s celebrating his 33rd birthday today. John is the rubber cement that keeps CrunchGear going. He’s the cheese to our macaroni. He’s the glowstick to our sweaty, high-on-ecstasy raver. He’s the Dre to our Snoop. He’s the Hawaiian Punch in our lunchboxes. The Wayne to our Garth. The fire to… → Read More
Audrey loves her kids very much. For her son Tanner’s birthday she created a Mario-themed party complete with cool invitations, costumes, coin boxes and even Koopa decorations. She bought green and red hats, marked them with L and M, and made funny mustaches. She then bought some goodie bags and even made a supercool cake with Mario on it. Let’s just say nobody ever made me a supercool… → Read More
saRAH STFU ALL OF UZZ….IM REALY CONFUSEDDDDD RYT NAW SUM OF U SAY VAGUR IZ GOOD ND SUM SAY IPHONE ROCKZ….OMGG!!!! FUK U IM GTN IPHONE! This is a perfect example of how a pubescent teen spells these days. Hell, saRAH is probably a 20-something. What are you even trying to say? I’m so confused. Sure, this sort of exchange is fine over SMS, but when it crosses into the classroom… → Read More
Happy birthday to you, you escaped from a zoo, you look like a monkey, and you smell like one too — HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOGGING! Although difficult to pinpoint the exact moment in time that blogging’s Big Bang occured, it is widely believed to have happened about ten years ago with Jorn Barger‘s Robot Wisdom website. I’m not exactly sure how the Wall Street Journal figures… → Read More
Love it or hate it, you and I both know that Microsoft Windows is the world’s #1 desktop operating system. Today Windows turns 21 years old and to celebrate, we’re taking it out to the local pub to get hammered. Connected Internet has put together a great list of facts about Windows to celebrate its birthday. Some highlights include: “Between 1986 and 1996 Microsoft’s stock soared… → Read More