Bill Moggridge, Inventor of the First Laptop, Has Died

Bill Moggridge, a British designer who created the very first clamshell-style laptop, has died age 69. The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has announced that Moggridge, its director, died on Saturday from cancer. » 9/10/12 3:48am 9/10/12 3:48am

After 50 Years, Marshall Amps Will Now Rock On Without Their Leader

Ladies and gentlemen, please lower your amplifiers to half-volume. The world lost a monster of rock and roll today. Jim Marshall, the founder of Marshall Amplification, passed away after years of battling cancer and strokes. He was 88. And a legend. » 4/05/12 3:20pm 4/05/12 3:20pm

Teleprompter Inventor Hub Schlafly Scrolls Up to that Big Newscast In…

In the late 1940s, a young television engineer was called upon to figure out a way for actors to better remember their lines. Hubert "Hub" Schlafly wasted no time with the assignment, devising a motorized scroll in a half-suitcase that was placed just off camera. The teleprompter—and decades of assured newscasts and… » 4/27/11 8:40pm 4/27/11 8:40pm

What Jack LaLanne Did For Your Body

Jack LaLanne wasn't just a fitness guru. Mere fitness gurus don't tow 70 rowboats—while handcuffed—at age 70. Jack was a powerhouse. He died today, at 96. But not before eating and lifting his way through exercise gear history. » 1/24/11 4:40pm 1/24/11 4:40pm