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Modern Computing: A Short History, 1945-2022

#artificialintelligence

Inspired by A New History of Modern Computing by Thomas Haigh and Paul E. Ceruzzi. But the selection of key events in the journey from ENIAC to Tesla, from Data Processing to Big Data, is mine. This was the first computer made by Apple Computers Inc, which became one of the fastest growing ... [ ] companies in history, launching a number of innovative and influential computer hardware and software products. Most home computer users in the 1970s were hobbyists who designed and assembled their own machines. The Apple I, devised in a bedroom by Steve Wozniak, Steven Jobs and Ron Wayne, was a basic circuit board to which enthusiasts would add display units and keyboards. April 1945 John von Neumann's "First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC," often called the founding document of modern computing, defines "the stored program concept." July 1945 Vannevar Bush publishes "As We May Think," in which he envisions the "Memex," a memory extension device serving as a large personal repository of information that could be instantly retrieved through associative links.


Best streaming device deals for Super Bowl LVI: Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV

ZDNet

Streaming devices may seem redundant in an era where smart TVs are king of home entertainment. But they can breathe new life into older, "dumb" TVs and even older smart TVs that no longer support newer versions of your favorite apps. They're incredibly easy to use: just plug them into a free HDMI port, connect to your home's Wi-Fi, and sign into your apps, and many work with virtual assistants like Alexa, Hey Google, and Siri for hands-free controls and integration into your smart home network. Just in time for the Super Bowl, you can take advantage of some great markdown deals and device bundles from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, so you don't miss a second of the action (and commercials). These devices are also great if you want to plunk the kids in another room to watch Encanto for the 11th time while you try to figure out exactly where Cincinnati is and why their fans yell "Who Dey" (hint from an Ohioan: I don't know either.


Apple TV 4K review: The ultimate iTunes box has finally arrived

PCWorld

For a device that was at the forefront of the home streaming revolution, Apple TV has always been a bit behind the times. Third-party app support didn't arrive until the fourth generation.


10 things you didn't know your Apple TV could do

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

From awesome educational games your kids will love to vacation planning, your Apple TV is good for so much more than just watching TV. Despite the name, Apple's media streamer is good for much more than just binge-watching Westworld. And when you truly push it to its limits, a name like "Apple TV" doesn't do this powerful and multifaceted machine justice. Here are a few of the best insider tips and tricks to navigate your Apple Pizza Ordering-Music Streaming-Remote Controlled Everything-TV. Thanks to Apple TV's integration with Siri, you no longer have to endlessly scrub back and forth through movies and shows to find a specific moment.


Nvidia Shield and the surprising resurgence of Android TV

PCWorld

The situation for Android TV looked grim 15 month ago. Google had just released a new version of its Chromecast streaming dongle, which relies on a phone, tablet, or laptop to control what's playing on the TV. At the time, Mario Queiroz, Google's vice president of product management, suggested that this mode of viewing was key to the future of television. Meanwhile, Android TV, Google's other operating system for televisions and set-top boxes, seemed lost. Google apps and features that had shipped on other platforms were no-shows on Android TV, and the company didn't even bother announcing the retail launch of Xiaomi's Mi Box, last year's only new Android TV streaming box.


Cool Gadget Gifts

Boston Herald

After all, we test thousands of technology products in our lab each year, rating them against competitors, crowning winners and losers, all with the simple focus of telling you what technology to buy. Each of us has fielded numerous emails, texts, and phone calls from our readers, parents, high school friends, and others asking: "Which (TV, laptop, phone, headphones, or fill in the appropriate blank) should I buy?" We happily dispense this buying advice because we love what we do. Who better to assemble the ultimate tech-focused gift guide than us? The majority of the products in this story are ones that we've tested and rated throughout the year. There are, however, a few we haven't yet reviewed, or are in the process of reviewing, but we believe merit inclusion for their value proposition, specific appeal, or general cool gadget factor. After the last pine needle has fallen and all the gift wrap is recycled, we'll continue to update this story throughout the year, so it always includes our favorite products, and you have a curated list of gift ideas for every holiday. What's on your wish list this year?


Cool Ggadget gifts

Boston Herald

After all, we test thousands of technology products in our lab each year, rating them against competitors, crowning winners and losers, all with the simple focus of telling you what technology to buy. Each of us has fielded numerous emails, texts, and phone calls from our readers, parents, high school friends, and others asking: "Which (TV, laptop, phone, headphones, or fill in the appropriate blank) should I buy?" We happily dispense this buying advice because we love what we do. Who better to assemble the ultimate tech-focused gift guide than us? The majority of the products in this story are ones that we've tested and rated throughout the year. There are, however, a few we haven't yet reviewed, or are in the process of reviewing, but we believe merit inclusion for their value proposition, specific appeal, or general cool gadget factor. After the last pine needle has fallen and all the gift wrap is recycled, we'll continue to update this story throughout the year, so it always includes our favorite products, and you have a curated list of gift ideas for every holiday. What's on your wish list this year?


Cutting the Cord: Apple TV shining brighter

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Streaming service Sling TV is now available on Apple TV's fourth-generation set-top box. Apple is buffing up its Apple TV set-top box in hopes of making it a more popular choice for cord cutters. The purveyor of iPhones and iPads is playing catch-up in the Net video streaming device competition. But some Apple TV advances announced last week could give it a boost. Sling just added Comedy Central to that basic package.