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Broadband, computer subsidies on the way for those who qualify

May 11, 2021
Applications open May 12 for low-income consumers who need help paying for faster, more reliable internet.
Those who qualify will receive a discount on their monthly internet bill and money toward a new computer.
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Apple is making its own computer chips

Nov 11, 2020
The company is following in the footsteps of its success with the iPhone.
Apple is ending ties with Intel and will start using its own computer chips in its products.
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How to sell the future

Sep 7, 2020
A look at how advertising execs sold computers before any of us knew what they were.
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Atlanta museum charts computers' evolution over time

Aug 23, 2019
The Computer Museum of America features massive supercomputers, an evolutionary timeline of computing and a tribute to tech that got us to space.
One of the earliest known computers, a Datapoint 2200, sits in a glass case at the Computer Museum of America.
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Microsoft claws its way back to the top. How did it do that?

Nov 28, 2018
We don’t really talk about Microsoft in the same breath as Apple, Amazon or Facebook these days. Maybe we should. Over the last couple of days, Microsoft has been taking turns with Apple as the world’s most valuable public company. The last time Microsoft held that position was 2003. Microsoft once dominated the tech world […]

Thanks to "Fortnite" and esports, computers are almost cool again

Nov 22, 2018
There's a minor resurgence in the PC market, a CNET editor says.
Gamers play “Fortnite” against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler Blevins during Ninja Vegas 18 at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in April.
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Making the web easier to access for people with disabilities

Innovation is a big buzzword in the tech community, but that doesn't always mean innovation for people with disabilities.
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What's Dell up to? Going public again

Jul 6, 2018
The personal computing giant will go public after 5 years as a private company.
Dell CEO Michael Dell delivers a keynote address during the 2013 Oracle Open World conference on Sept. 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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Oil patch roughnecks may also need to be data analysts

May 16, 2018
Drilling oil wells today still involves dirt and sweat, installing rigs in muddy fields. But there are also more jobs at desks, checking systems remotely by computer.
Drilling oil wells these days still involves dirt and sweat — installing rigs in muddy fields. But there are also more jobs at desks, checking systems remotely by computer.
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The Data Economy: How we gave up on privacy

Apr 10, 2018
We've ignored the steady erosion of our online privacy, but maybe no longer.
In this photo illustration, the logo of the multi-faceted internet giant Google is reflected in the eye of a woman looking at a computer screen, April 13, 2006 in London, England.
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