A look back at the most memorable tech-related happenings of 1990.
Stories by Paul McNamara
If you've ever ridden a hot streak "too long" at a blackjack table or left in a huff after the dealer hit 21 three times in a row, then you are no better at gambling than a rhesus monkey.
A look back at the most memorable tech-related happenings of 1989.
South Korean electric folds up to conserve parking space
Math has never been my strong suit, so far be it from me to get between industry legend Bob Metcalfe and a pair of university researchers as they butt heads over the validity of "Metcalfe's Law."
Actually, it's the academics doing most of the head knocking; Metcalfe is more or less bemused by the attention.
Talk about your digital divides: While access to broadband remains a pipe dream for many at any price, a privileged handful of travelers are now zipping around the 'Net from the comfort of airline seats some 30,000 feet over the Atlantic.
Two European airlines - Lufthansa AG and British Airways PLC - recently began passenger trials of a high-speed, satellite-based Internet service called Connexion by Boeing on single Frankfurt-to-Washington and London-to-New York flights, respectively. Laptop toting reporters on the initial hops filed generally positive reviews - and presumably outrageous expense reports - although there was grumbling about details such as awkwardly located Ethernet jacks and power plugs.