Category Archives: Tech industry

Halloween? Creepy backup software ads from the past!

Data back-up as a nightmare? Ok, just for Halloween let’s take a look at these creepy magazine ads for a couple of (ancient) backup software back from the very early 80s: Ecosoft’s Archivist for CP/M-based computers and Locksmith 5.0 for … Continue reading

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Apple’s #BendGate has sparkled several bright marketing and fun ideas!

Ok, there’s too much hype about the recent iPhone 6+ #BendGate: supposedly, some iPhone 6+ early users reported bending and/or cracking of the brand new giant iPhone. Be it true or not (too much speculations and little investigation), the #BendGate, … Continue reading

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Zooming into a microchip: that’s where the (computer) magic happens!

This reminds me some Tron Movie sequence. Take a look at this nice video, you’ll zoom in into a common chip, thanks to a scanning electron microscope, and peek into the micron scale to see what’s really like to be … Continue reading

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How much economic value & wealth do tech companies build in a second?

The answer to this question come from a dynamic infographics from WorldPayZinc (a mobile payments company) that show in a very appealing and smart way how much does a tech giant (check your favorite) does revenues and profits in a … Continue reading

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NVIDIA Tegra K1 192-graphics-cores-processor marketing? A worldwide puzzle: “Project 192″ crop circles

Tegra K1 is NVIDIA new mobile processor (a SoC, system-on-a-chip, to be more accurate) that sports 192 GPU cores (that’s right 192!) and has just debuted at CES 2014. NVIDIA chose a very unusual way to market this outrageously powerful … Continue reading

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10 digital marketing key data about 2013 that will be useful in 2014

From SmartInsights come 10 statistics that show key trends in digital marketing, 10 key questions, 10 quick answers and some more to think about. Here’s my pick of three. Which social networks should we focus on? Which social networks encourage … Continue reading

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2013: IEEE estimates some 11 billion devices connected to the Internet

As of today, there are 10.95 billion devices connected to the Internet. Compare that with only 500 million connected devices 6 years ago (back in 2007). [Source: IEEE.org]

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Homebrew Computer Club turns to Kickstarter for reunion

November 11th: a historic event will take place, the Homebrew Computer Club reunion. Yes, the venerable old HCC is reuniting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Thanks to a successuful Kickstarter campaign, at least 25 original members … Continue reading

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From 128 Megabytes to 256 Gigabytes in less than 9 years: a USB-drive story

Can’t remember when I first bought my first USB pendrive. I presume it was something like a 256 Megabytes, acting as an MP3 player and costing some 70 euros (about 90 USD). Back then, it seemed as a lot of … Continue reading

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Concept commercial: how Apple though 1997 would be as seen from 1987…

This is actually computing archaeology… Here comes a concept commercial (never aired, AFAIK) from Apple with a very curious forecasting of 10 years from… 1987. This is how John Sculley (along with all the guys running Apple those days) imagined … Continue reading

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