Computers

Tedium

What Happened to Gateway, the Cow Computer Company?

Thinking about the globalization of the computer industry through the story of Gateway.
Ernie Smith
8.7.19
Games News

This 'Cities: Skylines' Calculator Is Powered by Massive Amounts of Poop

Using power lines and sewage pipes, one "Cities: Skylines" player figured out how to make a simple computer.
Nicole Carpenter
7.17.19
Motherboard

This YouTuber Built a Working PC Out of Pasta

“This has been a very long project that I’m mildly proud of,” said Micah Laplante.
Rob Dozier
4.17.19
Culture

Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue All of the Information on Earth

The Mundaneum is more than an antiquated indexing system. It's an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information.
Justin Caffier
12.27.18
Facebook

Facebook Added Balloons and Confetti to Posts About the Earthquake in Indonesia

A spokesperson told Motherboard the company “regrets that it appeared in this unfortunate context.”
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
tech

The World's Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.22.18
i am a computer

A Gorgeous Guide to the First Wave of Personal Computers

Stare at these animated gifs and marvel at the computers that got us where we are today.
Matthew Gault
5.22.18
Work

Can You Trust a Bot to Tell You if Your Job Will Be Obsolete?

Automation is reshaping the workplace—and few jobs are safe.
Raj Chander
4.18.18
cores

Why Machine Learning Needs GPUs

Matrix multiplication and AI: A short primer
Michael Byrne
1.9.18
tv

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Is the New ‘The Wire’

A spoiler free plea to watch 2017’s best television show.
Matthew Gault
12.22.17
Art

What it Means to Be an 'Experimental Computer Poet'

A conversation with Allison Parrish, the artist behind your favorite Twitter bots.
Mariana Fernandez
10.12.17
why not

How to Make a DIY Mini Cell Phone Tower Using Parts You Can Order Online

But to get it to work long range might be pricy.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.28.17
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