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Jury sides with Hermès in the first NFT trademark trial
Feb 9, 2023
A luxury goods company went up against a digital artist. The artist lost.
Inside the push to limit China's access to advanced chip-making tech
Feb 2, 2023
What's motivating the multinational effort to restrict China from chip-making tools.
Taser drones in schools? The idea isn't completely kaput
by David Brancaccio , Alex Schroeder and Jarrett DangJan 26, 2023
Dina Temple-Raston, host of the Click Here podcast, walks us through the polarizing school safety proposal.
Lessons so far from Elon Musk's tweet trial
by David Brancaccio , Alex Schroeder and Jarrett DangJan 25, 2023
University of Michigan's Erik Gordon says Musk may have offered us salient advice: don't take what he says as gospel.
The case for clutter
Jan 10, 2023
Journalist Rob Walker talks about the potential merits of keeping some of that old clutter around the house.
Tracing the history of electronics through the Old Calculator Web Museum
by David Brancaccio , Jarrett Dang and Alex SchroederDec 16, 2022
"The first digital use of the transistor for consumers was in a calculator," says Rick Bensene, curator of the Old Calculator Web Museum.
The transistor's story is one of innovation and immigration
Dec 16, 2022
Mohamed Atalla of Egypt and Dawon Kahng of Korea are responsible for the technology that helped harness the transistor's power.
The transistor's role in the birth of Silicon Valley
Dec 15, 2022
Silicon Valley exists for a number of reasons. Chief among them might be the mother of a Nobel Prize winner.
Taking the transistor mainstream with music on the go
Dec 14, 2022
The transistor starts to shine when Texas Instruments asks Regency to make a radio for more mobile listening.
What does Nokia Bell Labs look like 75 years since the transistor's invention?
Dec 13, 2022
It's responsible for the transistor, information theory, pioneering satellite work and more.