The career of computer science pioneer Ada Lovelace has been shrouded in mystery since her death in 1852. Even today her contributions to science are often overshadowed by the Victorian equivalent of Twitter gossip about her life. And yet that gossip is part of what made her life so futuristic.
It is safe to say that the Harlem Shake rapidly surpassed the status of a 'simple' internet meme and found its way as pop culture phenomenon, inspiring countless hours of creative endeavors participating in an 'internet dance craze'.
Saturday 25 October marks 10 years since the death of the DJ who was instrumental in launching the careers of some of music’s most successful acts. From PJ Harvey to Public Enemy, the Pogues to Pink Floyd, here are some of the bands he championed.
On Oct. 26, 1984, audiences every where met the Terminator, one of the most badass examples of technological terror that ever existed. The T-800 represented humanity's crushed hopes of a bright future powered by our own electronic genius, and even today the premise is still terrifying.
Photographer David Levene has travelled to Bolivia in an assignment for Oxfam. In the first of our galleries of Instagram pictures curated by our picture desk, here are his Bolivian snapshots, from aerial photos of La Paz to daily details of the rainforest.
In Microsoft Word (as in all other word processors built on the same model, including Apple’s Pages), the underlying model is static, like a Platonic idea. In effect, you 'paint' a whole section with its own margin settings, and you 'paint' a character with the superscript attribute.
The US tech start-up scene is often associated with glamour, cash and companies with astronomical valuations. Just look at the multibillion dollar flotations of Facebook and Twitter. But according to some of the US's leading tech investors, a darker side of the dream may now be emerging.