computers
Design
Charging Stand Turns Your iPhone Into a Mini Macintosh
Old-school sounds and graphics not included.... READ ON
Technology
Learn How to Make Your Own Functional Mini LEGO Mac
Recreate your childhood computer with your favorite childhood toy.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Did 1366 x 768 Become Such a Common Laptop Screen Resolution?
Fun
Emulate a Vintage Mac Running System 7 in Your Browser
If you used a Mac in the '80s or '90s, this will bring you right back.... READ ON
Fun
Relive the Past With A Keyboard That Looks and Feels Like an Old Typewriter
Get clacking.... READ ON
Videos
Watch Technologists Get Excited About Pen Computers in 1991
You'd "touch" the screen with a stylus, of course.... READ ON
History
Happy Birthday, Sinclair ZX81 Computer!
36 years ago today, Clive Sinclair introduced his unbelievably inexpensive home computer.... READ ON
Technology
Keep Your Online Accounts Safe by Using a Password Manager
They help you remember—and manage—multiple codes.... READ ON
Technology
The Pentagon Is Paying Hackers to Infiltrate Its Systems
The first vulnerability was found within hours of the program's launch.... READ ON
TV
How Apple's '1984' Super Bowl Ad Was Almost Canceled
The inside story of the commercial that changed advertising, even though Apple's Board of Directors didn't want to run it at all.... READ ON
Infographic
Which NFL Teams Are Most (And Least) Often Used As Passwords
The Patriots don't fare so well. Neither do the Falcons.... READ ON
Art
An Exhibition of Retro Screensavers Opens in the Netherlands
From 3D pipes to flying toasters.... READ ON
Live Smarter
This Phishing Scam Is Targeting Gmail Accounts by Posing as Your Contacts
Gmail users are reporting a phishing scam that comes masquerading as one of your contacts.... READ ON
Live Smarter
How Your Sloppy Email Subject Lines Are Affecting Your Work
A new analysis shows that we're more error-prone during the first day of the work week—and that these mistakes affect response rate.... READ ON
Technology
New Amiga Documentary Highlights the History of the Retro Computer
The platform still has a cult following today.... READ ON
Technology
Border Control Agencies May One Day Use AI to Detect Travelers’ Lies
If you lie about that fruit you’ve brought back from another country, AVATAR will call you out on it.... READ ON

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