RIP Sci-Fi Author Frederik Pohl: His 1987 Predictions for 2012

Science fiction author Frederik Pohl passed away yesterday at the age of 93. In the 1960s, Pohl was the editor of Galaxy and If magazines and won numerous awards for his fiction over the years. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1998. I didn't know Pohl personally but I had the honor of exchanging … » 9/03/13 9:52am 9/03/13 9:52am

Bloomberg News Accidentally Publishes Draft of Steve Jobs's Obituary

Note to Bloomberg News employees: when you're in the system updating your draft of Steve Jobs's obituary, do NOT press publish. That, though, is exactly what happened late last night, as sleuthed by our buddies over at Gawker » 8/28/08 10:07am 8/28/08 10:07am. Now, pre-writing obits for prominent figures such as the Steve, in good health and in bad,…

Sony Trinitron Timeline Shows Why It Will Live Forever In Our Hearts

Click to viewAfter 280 millions tubes sold, Trinitron will be officially dead this month. Few Sony inventions have had the same gravitational pull as their Trinitron display technology, perhaps only second to the Walkman. Trinitron became a synonym of the best quality TV sets and computer monitors on the planet,… » 3/03/08 3:35pm 3/03/08 3:35pm