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Giclée printing is the gold standard for artists and professional photographers who want to sell or exhibit their work. The nearly-unpronounceable word is French and means “sprayed.” (Most people say it ZEE-clay.) There’s no official definition of what constitutes a giclée print, but in general giclée printers use multiple liquid…

2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for TV tech: practically everyone will have new choices at his/her disposal — even the lucky few who can afford Samsung’s latest and largest MicroLED televisions like the one pictured here. (Image: Samsung)

So this year’s CES — the greatest tech show on the planet even in these pandemic times — is all wrapped up and, despite many major players not showing up due to COVID concerns, it was an interesting one: some new computer processors, a number of experimental products, weird laptops…

A QR code menu with a table number card and a face mask
“Going to the restaurant in Mallorca in times of Covid-19: face mask and contactless menu…

There, on the table, stood a tiny, laminated card with a QR code. On one side, it said “Menu” — on the other, “Drinks.” When we got the bill, at the bottom it said “No need to tip! We’ve included a service charge, just scan the code and pay.” Each…

Code for Conway’s “Game of Life”, from the 1979 book “BASIC Computer Games”

I first dove headfirst into computer programming during the summer of 1981, when my father’s friend lent me his VIC-20.

He’d bought the machine figuring that, hey, computers are the wave of the future! Except as he discovered, a VIC-20 in 1981 didn’t ship with any software at all. On…

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