Inventor

11.29.11
Charles Walton, father of RFID technology, dies at 89
11.29.11

Charles Walton, father of RFID technology, dies at 89

We have some somber news to bring you today: Charles Walton, the man who pioneered the rise of...

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09.08.11
Michael S. Hart, e-book inventor and Project Gutenberg founder, dies at 64
09.08.11

Michael S. Hart, e-book inventor and Project Gutenberg founder, dies at 64

There's some sad news coming out of Illinois today, where Michael S. Hart, the e-book inventor...

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08.16.11
George Devol, creator of the first industrial robot arm dies at 99
08.16.11

George Devol, creator of the first industrial robot arm dies at 99

He may not be a household name like Henry Ford, but it's arguable that George Devol's (above, rig...

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08.08.11
LEGO Universe update adds progression system
08.08.11

LEGO Universe update adds progression system

LEGO Universe has the creative aspects of MMOs and online gaming down pat. After all, we're talki...

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11.22.10
Tim Berners-Lee entreats us to keep the net neutral, standards open, and speech free
11.22.10

Tim Berners-Lee entreats us to keep the net neutral, standards open, and speech free

We've always thought pretty highly of this Tim Berners-Lee fella, and now we've got a whole essay p...

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07.10.10
Cellphone inventor Marty Cooper says he knew everybody would have one someday
07.10.10

Cellphone inventor Marty Cooper says he knew everybody would have one someday

Marty Cooper may have kept a fairly low profile since inventing the cellphone in the early 1970s, b...

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03.01.10
Sir Clive Sinclair doesn't use a computer, exceeds recommended irony levels
03.01.10

Sir Clive Sinclair doesn't use a computer, exceeds recommended irony levels

Clive Sinclair is a Knight Commander of the British Empire, the inventor of the slimline pocket cal...

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11.06.09
Cellphone inventor says they've become 'too complicated,' rock-n-roll too loud
11.06.09

Cellphone inventor says they've become 'too complicated,' rock-n-roll too loud

You know that smartphone you love, that ultimate expression of handheld convergence that some wou...

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11.06.09
Cellphone inventor says they've become 'too complicated,' rock-n-roll too loud
11.06.09

Cellphone inventor says they've become 'too complicated,' rock-n-roll too loud

You know that smartphone you love, that ultimate expression of handheld convergence that some wou...

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