This Machine Learning Algorithm Can Turn Any Line Drawing Into ASCII Art
A form of art created by humans using computers has itself been co-opted by computers.
The Cloud Is Much, Much Older Than You Think
In 1940, even before proper digital computers had taken shape, mathematicians were offloading calculations to the cloud.
Happy Anniversary to the World's First Cell-Phone Call
"I'm calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone."
Coding Computer Animation in 1964 Looked a Lot Like It Does in 2016
Enjoy Bell Labs ' short tutorial 'Programming of Computer Animation.'
The US Army Was Promised Jetpacks, Too
Rockets belts and more would’ve helped infantry fly anywhere.
Watch Bell Labs Engineer Hal Alles Demo an Early Digital Synthesizer in 1977
Unfortunately, the synthesizer was too expensive to be commercially viable, and was dismantled after just four years.
The Guy Who Invented Glow Sticks Had No Idea They Were So Popular
"Maybe my granddaughter will think I’m cool now." A history lesson from Father Glow.
Hot Links: Herman Cain Is An Inside Joke, Khan Academy IRL, An Orwellian Orwell
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