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Celebrating Leonardo Torres-Quevedo, Spanish inventor of the world's first computer game

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What does a cable car in Niagara Falls have to do with the world’s first chess-playing machine? Surprisingly, both were inventions of Spanish civil engineer Leonardo Torres-Quevedo. Next week, as part of our ongoing effort to celebrate Europe’s computing heritage, we’re commemorating Torres-Quevedo’s legacy and his remarkable machine—"El Ajedrecista" (in...
Celebrating Leonardo Torres-Quevedo, Spanish inventor of the world's first computer game

How Jonathan Trott learned that there is no 'I' in Team England | Vic Marks

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The Warwickshire batsman has maintained the selfish streak essential to all great batsmen, but not to the detriment of the sideJonathan Trott wandered over from the nets at the side of the P Sara Stadium, a relaxed and contented man. He has not had a vintage winter, so far averaging...
How Jonathan Trott learned that there is no 'I' in Team England | Vic Marks

Investors win when they chose not to play

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This sponsored post is produced by MarketRiders. You might remember the early 1980s thriller “WarGames,” starring a young Matthew Broderick as a teenaged Seattle hacker. In the film, Broderick mistakenly triggers a potential global thermonuclear war after breaking into a U.S. government computer system. As the plot unfolds, the teen...
Investors win when they chose not to play

ChatRoulette finds a solution to its penis problem? Maybe.

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Video chat site ChatRoulette is experimenting with personalized channels and pairing the service with games in what could be a possible stopgap to the hordes of anonymous masturbators that often lurk on the site. The site, which lets you randomly video chat with strangers, has become an Internet phenomenon since launching...
ChatRoulette finds a solution to its penis problem? Maybe.

Samsung Finds New Ways to Turn Hardware Prominence Into Smartphone Dominance

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Although Samsung still admittedly has work to do when it comes to phone software, the Korean electronics giant seems to have hardware all figured out. Samsung’s first move was to cover almost every imaginable screen size with a phone, tablet or phablet. If the smartphone business is a game of...
Samsung Finds New Ways to Turn Hardware Prominence Into Smartphone Dominance

Believe Yahoo's tech makeover? Can I interest you in the Brooklyn Bridge?

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Max Levchin is a smart guy. He is joining the Yahoo board. Marissa Mayer is a really smart person. And only thing surprising is that it took so long for her become CEO of an internet company. Together, they can be unbeatable, in say a game of chess or discussing...
Believe Yahoo's tech makeover? Can I interest you in the Brooklyn Bridge?

Nixie Tube Chess Set Makes for a Visually Stunning Game

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Checkmate! Make your game of chess more interesting with a few Nixie tubes and some clever circuitry....
Nixie Tube Chess Set Makes for a Visually Stunning Game
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