Jeff Keacher wanted to get his Mac Plus, now well into its third decade, online. It had been on BBSes and text-only Lynx via dial-up back in the day, but Keacher wanted to go full TCP/IP. And it worked. He even loaded Gizmodo for us!
Though most people in this world never want to think about math after high school, let's talk about its symbols. Where and when did the symbols for addition and subtraction get invented? We don't even question them when we see them now. But what the heck did people use before that?
Qualcomm and Microsoft are continuing their cozy relationship with Snapdragon S4 Plus processors set to power Windows Phone 8.
You need to get in shape. Or maybe you are in shape, and want to be... inshaper. These fitness watches will run you ragged, or at least track your heart beats, distance traveled, and speed until you win this thing.
Your phone company is screwing you on text messaging. SMS messages cost them next to nothing, yet they charge you up the yin-yang. So how's about sticking it to the phone company with some viable alternatives to SMS messaging?
Hulu's wonderful because if you miss one of your favorite shows you can just hop online and watch it the next day. Oh, sorry, that's why Hulu was wonderful. Because Fox made big moves today that'll change that forever.
Ok ladies, 'fess up. Why are you not joining Google+? It's fun, it's new and it really, really needs a feminine touch.
During a call to discuss Google's record-setting quarter, CEO Larry Page shared some tidbits about the company's nascent social program: over 10 million people have Google+ accounts just a couple of weeks in, and approximately one billion items are shared and received in a single day. Still a far cry from Facebook's…
Holy crap, who let the designers out their cages at Google? The same day they launched the massive Google+ project, Google went around and prettied up all kinds of rough edges. Just take a look.
Dying to try Google+, but don't have the tech cred to get an invite? Don't worry, just find a Google+ user and ask them to share a post with you. You will be sent an email with a link to "Learn More about Google +". When you click on that link, you can sign up for the service. If you get an error the first time, try…
Sometimes when you're running for office, being smart and likable and well-dressed doesn't really matter. Not nearly as much, at least, as the fact that you're not the incumbent. And that's why you're going to try Google+ despite yourself. [xkcd]
WiFi-calling is now free for T-Mobile customers with an Android handset. All you need is the Smart Wi-Fi application and an Even More or Even More Plus calling plan. According to a T-Mobile representative, Magenta customers should be able to call customer service to add this sweet new feature to their accounts…
Hulu Plus has launched in preview mode for select PlayStation Plus members. And not only is it the only gaming console you can access the service with today, you won't see Hulu Plus on anyone other system until 2011.
Omar Ramos-Lopez was recently laid off from the Texas Auto Center and he was angry about it. So he used a former coworker's password to log into software allowing him to remotely disable cars and got his revenge.
Whoa, whoever said Palm didn't have any decent games will definitely be eating their hat for dinner tonight. Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles has just hit the Palm Pre app store, last seen on the DS, iPhone and Symbian phones.
High-end iPhone gaming company Ngmoco will be launching Plus+, their social gaming service, for the iPhone tomorrow.
I've been thinking of getting an electric kettle for some time, and I think I've found the most simple, beautiful one I could ever hope for. The small container's power cord is stored inside the base, explaining that one seam you see running around the base of the unit. I'll have to pick this up in Japan or ask Doug…