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  • Drawing insight into Google's Doodles

    Drawing insight into Google's Doodles
    SAN FRANCISCO — is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind; roughly 40 percent of global Internet users visit Google's primary portal at least once a day. And yet, considering the culture-changing ubiquity of the Silicon Valley-based tech giant — which reported more than $50 billion in revenue last year — what a user tends to find there is famously, comically austere. It is a digital Antarctica: Sheer white for miles, no ads, no headlines, just a search bar and the Google logo.
  • White heat: Six degrees of John Cale

    John Cale is the Forrest Gump of rock, linking a disparate group of tastemakers and cultural figures throughout the four-plus decades of his career. Cale will perform his 1973 album "Paris 1919" tonight at UCLA's Royce Hall, followed by a...

    Apple I computer, hand built by Steve Jobs, sells for $210,000 in London

    An Apple I computer, also known as the Apple-1, was sold at Christie's in London for 133,250 pounds, or about $210,000. The Apple I was built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in Jobs' parent's garage and is one of 200 ever made. Marco Boglione, an...

    Artificial intelligence researcher from Harvard wins Turing Award, considered the Nobel of computing

    A Harvard University professor whose artificial intelligence work has helped the advent of “thinking machines” has won what is regarded in computing circles as the equivalent of the Nobel prize for technology research. Leslie G. Valiant, who...

    Leo DiCaprio as computer pioneer Alan Turing? WB says ‘Yes!’

    Since “The Social Network,” everybody seems to want a genius tech nerd film to call their own. The Steve Jobs bio-pic that is sure to come is partial proof. How about a story about WWII era computer pioneer Alan Turing, who helped crack the...