ANGELA HIGNEY

The First Picture Ever Uploaded To The Web Is Exactly What You'd Expect

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Next Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first photograph uploaded to the world wide web. We offer the backstory on this masterwork.

logic

Computer Software Can Watch You Play a Game and Then Beat You

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Anybody who has ever played an NES game has muttered the words "the computer is cheating".

BRADY HARAN

So That's Why YouTube Videos Freeze at 301 Views

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It happens to every newly viral video on YouTube.

Cats

Computer Time Interrupted (And Links)

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‘SNL’ Recap: Say Goodbye to Kristen Wiig, Say Hello to Mick Jagger |Warming Glow| No One Told Community Showrunner Dan Harmon He Was Being Canned, Says Dan Harmon |UPROXX| Meme Watch: Douchebag Guitarist Is Ready To Tear Up Guitar Center With Some [...].

BUILDS

Floppy Drives Would Like To Know, 'What is Love?'

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We've posted music made by floppy drives before (I could be doing right now.

EBAY

People Are Paying How Much Extra For The “$25 Computer” At Auction?

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Eben Upton, the executive director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, recently stood in front of a Skyrim map while making a <a href="http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/482">video</a> announcing the auction of the first ten <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/12/25-dollar-computer-raspberry-pi-populated-pcbs">Raspberry Pi computers</a>.

EBEN UPTON

The $25 Computer’s First Batch Is In Beta

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The <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/05/this-computer-costs-25">$25 Raspberry Pi</a> computer (which <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/08/that-25-computer-can-run-quake-iii">can run Quake III</a>) is still on track for production next year, and they've released pictures (after the break) of their first batch of beta devices.

DAVID BRABEN

Final PCB Design Revealed For The $25 Computer That Can Run Quake III

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Not pictured: Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner on lightcycles.

#ART

Add A Mini-Fridge To This Steampunk Computer Crapper And We’ll Never Have To Get Up Again

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(click to enlarge) The glorious invention above is called "Steampunk Time Machine Antique Master Bathroom Computer Workstation", which is mostly true.

COMPUTERS

Tip Your 40s For Dennis Ritchie, The Giant Whose Shoulders We Stand Upon

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although we'd like to believe he died while valiantly saving humanity from an army of <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/10/a-well-armed-raptor-riding-a-shark-and-links/hellyes2-shark-dinosaur-gun-dynamite">heavily-armed velociraptors riding sharks</a>.

ANDROID

Holy Cow, India Really Did Launch That $35 Tablet Computer

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Awhile back I said India's $35 tablet computer for students would <a href="http://gammasquad.uproxx.com/2010/07/indian-government-unveils-35-touchscreen-tablet-computer">never happen</a>, but now I'm going to have to slather my words with curry and eat them.

BUILDS

Floppy Disk Drives Playing The Imperial March From Star Wars Are Apparently A Thing

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<a href="http://silent.org.pl/home/2011/09/25/muzykalna-stacja-dyskow/">Silent</a>, an electronics hobbyist in Poland, hacked a couple floppy drives to play The Imperial March, as seen in the first video after the jump.

COMPUTERS

Gamers Playing Fold.it Solve A Ten Year Old AIDS Puzzle In Ten Days

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<a href="http://fold.it/">Fold.it</a> is a <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/02/six-cool-distributed-computing-projects/">distributed computing project</a> where gamers play around with proteins and link amino acids to find the optimal configurations for them.

COMPUTERS

AMD Breaks Processing Speed Record?

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In case you hadn't heard, AMD and Intel are kind of fighting over who gets to be the biggest processor manufacturer in the world.

DAVID BRABEN

That $25 Computer Can Run Quake III

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Remember the $25 (£15) <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/05/this-computer-costs-25">Raspberry Pi</a> bare-bones computers intended for cheaply teaching programming and for low-cost computing in the developing world.

COMPUTERS

The Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Is Pretty Cool

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Razer gave the finger to focus groups and bean counters calling for cheap, bland computer accessories and built a product line of stuff they'd want to use for PC gaming, and they were successful despite the much higher price point and niche market.

BAD IDEAS

Your Computer Will Soon Be Able To Tell You How Ugly You Are

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We all remember the Wii Fit, where millions of Americans bought it and then got told by a game console "You're fat.

#APPLE

People Staring At Computers Are A National Security Concern

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Kyle MacDonald is a 25-year-old with a master’s degree in electronic arts.

AIMI EGUCHI

S1mOne Becomes Reality, And She’s A Japanese Pop Star

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Remember the movie <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258153/">S1m0ne</a>.


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