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Self-Driving Cars Just Around the Corner: 1958, 1969 and 2016

IEEE Spectrum: (also here and here) In the late 1950s, the Radio Corporation of America thought it had a lock on the self-driving car. The January 1958 issue of Electronic Age, RCA’s quarterly magazine, featured its vision of the “highway … Continue reading

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The Surprising Story of the First Microprocessors

  You thought it started with the Intel 4004, but the tale is more complicated By Ken Shirriff Posted 30 Aug 2016 Transistors, the electronic amplifiers and switches found at the heart of everything from pocket radios to warehouse-size supercomputers, … Continue reading

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The VCR Story

Revisiting the VCR’s Origins By Tekla S. Perry Posted 26 Jul 2016 | 19:00 GMT Photo: iStockphoto 1975: The VCR JVC and Sony transformed an ingenious concept pioneered by Ampex into a major industry (The following article was published in … Continue reading

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