On a recent evening in San Francisco, a couple dozen well-dressed and hiply bespectacled young people leaned over glass cones and inhaled. The purpose? Time travel.
When a study gets published and its results enter our collective body of scientific knowledge it feels like it's there to stay. But without the raw data behind the study, it's hard to revisit the research and use it to take new ideas to the next level. Which is why it's such a problem that old data is disappearing.
Yesterday, a huge fire destroyed the Internet Archive’s San Francisco scanning center, which digitally preserves all manner of books, films and microfilms for future use.
By now, you've probably heard that Twitter's rolling out the option to download your entire archive of tweets. And, hey, that sounds like great news!
You can vote with your dollars this week to get a slew of fun and worthy projects off the ground: a post-apocalyptic road comedy about two best friends, Sparkplug found Dylan Williams' final print projects, an all-ages comic about heroic bunny rabbits, a project to digitize the books history forgot, a graphic…
The Salman Rushdie archive on display at Emory, with its handwritten journals and 18GB scattered across four Apple computers, is unlike any other—you can log in to a computer, search his folders, scan his Stickies, run his apps.
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The newest update to BlackBerry's App World, version 1.1, launched today, and it's pretty minor but certainly welcome. Apps can now be adequately sorted by free, paid, and other rubrics, and can be archived onto either internal or external memory.
A native Gmail app would allow for gestures, offline reading, and quicker access, but Google just keeps improving the iPhone-optimized mobile Gmail site instead. With iPhone 3.0, they've added swiping gestures within the iPhone's browser.
Sony's E3 press conference is about to start, and we're here waiting to see what they'll announce. PSP Go!? PS3 Slim? Who knows?! We're starting now.
I'll be liveblogging an interview of Jon Rubinstein in a few minutes, from All Things D. They're promising some important news never seen or heard of even in rumors.
For those of us who don't remember life before the NES, Boing Boing uncovered a collection of vintage instruction manuals, ads, hang tags and more, which give us a glimpse of gadgets from the past.
Manufacturers are powering up on their Blu-ray disc development, now the format war's over: just two weeks ago we had the 6x speed ones, and now Delkin has these archive-quality discs. According to Delkin they're the first BDs "guaranteed to preserve data safely for over 200 years" and they use some sort of patented…
The manuscripts that later became On The Origin of Species are going online for the first time. The good guys at the Cambridge University library, who were the only people with access beforehand, have put Charles Darwin's notes on his book and another 20,000 archive items online, turning it into one vast…
In what must be the most unappetizing breakfast combination since soylent green and cream soda, two junior spacemen (no girls allowed!) chase their Cheerios with V-8 juice in this commercial from 1960. Why? Because they needed a box top and can label to get a "moon rocket" game.