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S3 Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

S3 Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

These days it's rare to see a new hardware company break ground in the world of PCs, but 30 years ago, they were popping up all over the place, like moles in an arcade game. This was especi...

What Is Cryptomining?

What Is Cryptomining?

On January 3, 2009, the first Bitcoin mining operation went underway, and a 50 BTC reward was sent to address 1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa. Although unconfirmed, it most likely went t...

Did You Know? 14 Strange But True Tech Facts

Did You Know? 14 Strange But True Tech Facts

In the grand scheme of things, it could be argued we're still in the infancy of the Information Age. Many of the breakthroughs and discoveries made since the advent of the transistor were s...

TechSpot’s Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Devices and Computers

TechSpot’s Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Devices and Computers

With spring, it's time to clear out the cobwebs around the house and banish the winter blues by cleaning everything really well. But it's not just our homes and cars that deserve a little ...

10 Most Memorable Fictional Technologies

10 Most Memorable Fictional Technologies

Science fiction books, movies, games, TV shows and other media have long been home to amazing technology. Many of these ideas can serve as inspiration for today's scientists, but just how c...

What ever happened to AIM?

What ever happened to AIM?

America Online controlled the entire digital world in the mid-1990s, but nothing can last forever. AOL was founded in the early 1980s as Control Video Corporation and focused exclusively on...

Against All Odds: How Nintendo Made It

Against All Odds: How Nintendo Made It

Ask your oldest relative -- the one who still thinks smartphones work through witchcraft -- to name one gaming company. There's a good chance they'll answer "Nintendo." The Japanese giant's...

Silicon Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

Silicon Graphics: Gone But Not Forgotten

You may have heard of SiliconGraphics, later known as Silicon Graphics, Inc, and then simply SGI, but few home users outside of an enthusiastic hobbyist community ever used its computers. T...

Against all odds: Netflix

Against all odds: Netflix

Home video rental was already a $ 16 billion industry when Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph decided to get involved in the summer of 1997. Hastings, who has degrees in math and math Compute...

Explainer: What is Arduino?

Explainer: What is Arduino?

When it comes to computers, the headlines almost always go to the biggest and fastest - more GHz, more transistors, more dollars. But not every success has followed this path. Sometimes ...