Content tagged with "TECH HISTORY"

Letter from the Editor

18 February 2018
Article referencing Did You Know? Computer Matchmaking Started in the 1960s
Photo: Tim Lee

Cell Networks Vastly Improved in the 1990s, and This Technology Made It Possible

3 January 2018
Qualcomm’s CDMA bolstered service quality and extended battery life

Photo: George Rinhart/Corbis/Getty Images

Lucky Breaks for Four Prominent Inventors

3 November 2017
How two electricity pioneers, a developer of Fortran, and IEEE’s second female Fellow got their start

Photo by Monica Rozenfeld

Military Drones: From World War II to the Present

13 October 2017
What started out as DIY projects for hobbyists became invaluable in warfare

Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

A History of Wall Street’s Stock Tickers

4 October 2017
These machines sped up the communication of stock prices

Illustration: iStockphoto

Timeline: Tinkerers Who Made It to the Top

15 September 2017
People behind influential companies and technologies

Photo: iStockphoto

Why Vinyl Records and Vintage Gaming Consoles Are Popular Again

16 August 2017
Older formats provide the tangible experience we’re missing in digital versions

Photo: IEEE

Device That Revolutionized Timekeeping Receives an IEEE Milestone

11 August 2017
The atomic clock, invented in 1948, paved the way for GPS

Photo: BBC

A Look Back at the Studio That Created the Music for ‘Doctor Who’

31 July 2017
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was one of the first to specialize in electronic sound effects

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Key Milestones Missing From an Ethics Support Timeline on The Institute

11 July 2017
Concerned members fill in the gaps and request to restore ethics advice and support