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How aerial lidar illuminated a Mayan megalopolis

Archaeology may not be the most likely place to find the latest in technology — AI and robots are of dubious utility in the painstaking fieldwork involved — but lidar has proven transformative. Th

Library of Congress will no longer archive all public tweets, citing longer character limits

The Library of Congress announced today that it will no longer add every public tweet to its archives, an ambitious project it launched seven years ago. It cited the much larger volume of tweets gener

Add Another Layer To History With StoryCorps’ Great Thanksgiving Listen

This is the time of the year when you see a million “how to survive the holidays with your family” guides appear. Even for people who actually like their relatives, Thanksgiving is often so hectic

A Brief History Of Uber

Uber epitomizes disruption. The company has changed the way we think about grabbing a ride, incorporating the same technology we take for granted today into a brand new experience for consumers and an

Chrome For iOS Bug Shows Private Browsing Search History In Google Mobile Search Bar

A new update for Chrome for iOS adds iOS 7 support, but there's also a big flaw as discovered by UK development and design firm Parallax. It turns out that when you use the search/address bar in Incog

Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)

The biggest change I've seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn't social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It's the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even

Here, Waste The Evening: Prince Of Persia Source Code Posted To Github

It's not every day that you see code like this: <div style="margin-left:30px;margin-right:30px;padding-left:15px;border-left:3px solid #ccc;font-style:italic;">*------------------------------- * S

UK’s “Domesday Reloaded” Archives On Touch-Table At Bletchley Park

Among the forward-thinking digital projects of the computing silver age was the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Project">Domesday Project</a>, which aimed to preserve mid-eighties l

An Ode To The Polaroid SX-70

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/technologizer-1.jpeg">Good old <a HREF="http://technologizer.com/2011/06/08/polaroid/">Harry McKraken gives the Polaroid SX-70</a> - one

A Watch Created In 1969 Could Sense Heart Attacks… But Wait, There's More

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ShowImage-imageUrl-storage-Zeppo-Marx-PAtent.jpeg">In 1969 a young inventor patented a unique heart-attack-sensing watch that used the we

First Ever Sketch Of Alexander Graham Bell's Telephone Concept

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/AGB-phone.jpg" />It was only 135 years ago, today, that Alexander Graham Bell was awarded his patent for the <a href="http://www.crunchg

Gadgets of days gone by: Palm III

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Palm_III_24.jpg" /><small><em><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/days-gone-by/">This week at CrunchGear</a>, we're looking back at so

Happy birthday, NCSA Mosaic!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ncsa-mosaic.jpg" />Good golly, was it really <em>seventeen</em> years ago that NCSA Mosaic 1.0 was released? How far we've come in the ne

Today in history: the flight data recorder

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cvr_sidefront_lg.jpg" />It's not entirely clear to me that March 17 is the actual birthday of the so-called "Black Box", but who am I to

You know what's fun? Napoleon: Total War

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/bender.jpg" />An idea of how much I enjoyed playing The Creative Assembly's, by way of Sega, <i>Napoleon: Total War</i> pretty much all w

Happy Birthday, BBS!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/wwiv-main-620x321.jpg" />WWIV, Wildcat, Celerity -- these hallowed names represent the best of a golden era of communication, back when "

Happy Birthday, LISA!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Apple-Lisa-1983.jpg" alt="Apple-Lisa-1983" title="Apple-Lisa-1983" />Is it ironic that this $10,000 computer only sold 10,000 units? Rele

Babbage's 19th-century "difference engine" on display in Mountain View

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/difeng.jpg" />Charles Babbage is often cited as the father of modern computing — although perhaps "uncle" would be more accurate, s

Gopher: Content > Presentation

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/gopher-overbite.jpg" />If you spend any amount of time using the Internet as we know it today, chances are you have suffered some inconve

SketchPad: the world's first electronic drafting program

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/sketchpad.jpg" alt="sketchpad" title="sketchpad" />If you think AutoCad is complicated, what with its terrifying number of keyboard short
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