Author Archives: Stefano

Bill Gates’ letter celebrating Microsoft 40th anniversary

This is awesome! The real letter that Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company’s 40th anniversary. The Verge reports: Gates sent the following letter to Microsoft employees today to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary. The letter was posted … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day 2015: Google introduces #ChromeSelfie

Early today, Google Chrome users found this unusual new feature… Google introduces #ChromeSelfie to Chrome users: the ultimate social mood sharing tool! Have you ever read an article that made your jaw drop or seen a funny clip that made … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day 2015: Google Maps turns into PacMan Arcade (no coins required)

It’s April Fool’s Day again! Google turns its great Google Maps into a PacMan worldwide videogame. You’ll be able to run the Pac-character on your own streets avoing Pinky and most other evil ghosts – yes, that’s right: using your … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park (and several other blockbusters) completely recreated with Lego by a dad and his daughter

Animator Paul Hollingsworth (with Digital Wizard Studios) and his daughter Hailee did something very weird, truly unusual and so cool! Using some $100,000 of LEGO pieces, they digitally managed to recreate the 1993 dino-thriller Jurassic Park along several other video … Continue reading

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Pixels: an (awesome) upcoming movie about vintage gaming

You may already have seen this video, Pixels, released in 2010 by french director Patrick Jean: it’s awesome and has been an inspiration for most vintage game lovers around the world. New York is suddendly surrounded by the best 80s … Continue reading

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A pocketful of early Internet Service Providers greeting packs from 1994.

Digging in my vintage-computer mess, I found this pack from Xmas 1994 – labelled Software ETC.   I barely reminded that a long-time friend, Claudio, brought me this stuff from a trip in the USA – where early Internet was … Continue reading

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WordPress blog users get Twitter official plugin

Oh, well… it’s about time! Twitter announced their very own Twitter plug-in for WordPress blogs that makes it easier to embed tweets, optimize your posts and content to Twitter-dome and – quite cool – integrate with Twitter Analytics (yes, that … Continue reading

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Latest National Geographic Magazine: “The age of disbelief” (about science)

Love National Geographic Magazine: March issue’s cover story is about disbelief, skepticism about science and doubt versus estabilished science. From medicine to space, from history to dinosaur, from evolution to global climate: skepticism is all around us and is, somehow … Continue reading

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Google’s Vint Cerf warns of ‘digital Dark Age’, talks about ‘digital obsolescence’

Vinton Cerf (now a VP at Google) talks about how we should take care about our “digital heritage” in this BBC video-interview. Vint Cerf, a “father of the internet”, says he is worried that all the images and documents we … Continue reading

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Don’t panic: even though Windows 7 free support ends today, we’ve still got five years ahead…

Today is the last day of what Microsoft calls “mainstream support” and this has been planned since a long time. Windows 7 users don’t panic: Windows 7 will get security updates and patches for the next five years, the real … Continue reading

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