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Happy Birthday, Apple II

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The Apple II personal computer is 35 years old today, a bit of news that I’m sure is either making you feel wildly old or gives you an odd rush of steampunk retro-nostalgia. The computer, launched on April 16 and 17th at the 1977 West Coast Computer Faire, went on...
Happy Birthday, Apple II

Two asteroids named after Unix co-creators

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300909 Kenthompson and 294727 Dennisritchie, two asteroids discovered in 2008, aren't as prominent from Earth as their Bell Labs namesakes. [Read more]...
Two asteroids named after Unix co-creators

Bell Labs doubles beams in fiber optic lines to reach 400Gbps on a global scale

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It's comparatively easy to run fiber optic lines at high speeds; it's another matter to sustain that pace between continents. Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs has found a way to go that extreme distance by relying on the basic concept behind noise-cancelling headphones. When the researchers send data across two light...
Bell Labs doubles beams in fiber optic lines to reach 400Gbps on a global scale

Today in Tech: Why you should be excited about 5G wireless

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Mark Zuckerberg won't sell his shares for another year; what happens when a Kickstarter campaign fails? Start thinking about 5G wireless [CNNMONEY] "5G won't be about more speed, necessarily," says Tod Sizer, head of wireless research at Alcatel-Lucent's (ALU) Bell Labs. "It may be faster, but it will be more about...
Today in Tech: Why you should be excited about 5G wireless

Bell Labs: True Innovation

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A study of Bell Labs offers a number of lessons about how our country's technology companies - and our country's longstanding innovative edge - actually came about....
Bell Labs: True Innovation

Amazing….Bell Labs Pushes DSL Speeds to 300 Mbps http://bit.ly/arbb1z from @gigaom

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Amazing….Bell Labs Pushes DSL Speeds to 300 Mbps http://bit.ly/arbb1z from @gigaom

Researchers Invent A Camera With No Lens That Is Never Out Of Focus

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Bell Labs, the New Jersey research and development firm responsible for such technologies as the transistor and the software underlying Apple's Mac and iOS operating systems, has come up with another piece of cool technology: a camera that doesn't need a lens and is never out of focus. The technology,...
Researchers Invent A Camera With No Lens That Is Never Out Of Focus
How RIM's Mike Lazaridis plans to turn Waterloo into the 'Quantum Valley'

Samsung's Stephen Woo to kick off day two of CES with keynote

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You might be thinking, "it's too early to be talking about CES," and we wish you were right, but you're not. January's consumer electronics extravaganza is inching closer, plans are already being laid and Samsung President Stephen Woo is filling in appointments in his calendar. The most important of...
Samsung's Stephen Woo to kick off day two of CES with keynote

Mobile cloud sucks power grid harder than data centers

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Think mobile devices are low-power? A study by the Center for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications—a joint effort between AT&T's Bell Labs and the University of Melbourne in Australia—finds that wireless networking infrastructure worldwide accounts for 10 times more power consumption than data centers worldwide. In total, it is responsible for 90...
Mobile cloud sucks power grid harder than data centers

Eight Questions for Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola

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A few hours later and a short distance uptown from today’s joint announcement by Nokia and Microsoft in New York today, Google and Motorola — now technically a subsidiary of Google — had their own bits of mobile phone news to share. There are three new members of the Droid...
Eight Questions for Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola

Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

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Those wacky guys over at PBS’s Idea Channel. The show, which focuses on the convergence of tech, art and pop culture, recently did a segment on how Microsoft’s Kinect has the potential to create amazing digital art. Hosted by Mike Rugnetta and produced by Kornhaber Brown, the piece focuses on...
Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?
Bell Labs creates a lensless camera that's always in focus

God Damn It, Google

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A couple years ago, I wrote a post called Google, Rome, and Empire. The gist of the article, of which I was very proud at the time, was that Google’s grand plan mirrored the structure of Roman roads in their build-out period, and that Google would unify its dozens of...
God Damn It, Google
Introducing the V-Pole, a connectivity, electricity, utility pole mashup
The cellphone is forty years old today
Why the GUI Will Never Kill the Sacred Command Line
The Silicon Valleys Of The World: The European Edition
Newegg nukes "corporate troll" Alcatel in third patent appeal win this year

How Samsung could develop the 21st century's answer to Bell Labs

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How Samsung could develop the 21st century's answer to Bell Labs

This May Be the First Computer-Generated Motion Picture

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Of course, it was made at Bell Labs, like everything else. This simple animation of a satellite orbiting a sphere may be the very first computer-generated movie. Ed Zajac created the simulation at Bell Labs in an effort to better understand the forces at play in the company's work with...
This May Be the First Computer-Generated Motion Picture
'Hunger Games' audio Easter egg: obscure '70s electronic gem from Laurie Spiegel
The Verge Interview: Marty Cooper, father of the cellphone

Bell Labs hopes to get more products to market faster

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Facing a rapidly evolving technology market, Bell Labs is paying more attention to projects that can bring it short-term gains, in areas such as software....
Bell Labs hopes to get more products to market faster
The Real Cloud Computing Energy Villain Is Not The Data Center

What Companies Can Learn From Bell Labs

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By Jon Gertner Courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center Lightwave communications system being tested by Bell Laboratories. 1. Cable check 2. Underground splice of light 3. Pilot line 4.Heat treatment 5. Long running cable 6.Atlanta connection 7.Bay view Recently, a small technology company in California named EnviaSystems unveiled something...
What Companies Can Learn From Bell Labs
The Secret of a Successful Programming Language? A Really Great Beard
The best tech writing of the week, June 17

Happiness Leads To Riches, Not The Other Way Around, Millionaire CEO Says

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The first thing you notice about Theresa Szczurek is how cheerful she is. And rightfully so. She's been a multimillionaire since she sold her first company, Radish Communications Systems, for $40 million in 1996 — a quick six years after she and her husband started it. She's now on her...
Happiness Leads To Riches, Not The Other Way Around, Millionaire CEO Says

Bell Labs shifts focus to cloud and networking products

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Facing a rapidly evolving technology market, Bell Labs is paying more attention to projects that can bring it short-term gains, in areas such as software. "The biggest challenge we face is speed," said Bell Labs' president Gee Rittenhouse in an interview last week. "The challenge for Bell Laboratories is...
Bell Labs shifts focus to cloud and networking products
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