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The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 2

In the late 1950’s, before NASA had any intentions of going to the Moon – or needing a computer to get there — the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory had designed and built a small prototype probe they hoped would one day fly to Mars (read the background in part 1 of this story here).  This little probe used a small,… Read More »

UK independent tech firm to buy part of Hewlett Packard

One of Britain’s largest independent technology firms is to announce a multibillion-pound deal to buy part of Hewlett Packard’s software business. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off and merge its non-core software assets with Britain’s Micro Focus International in a deal worth $8.8bn (£6.6bn), the companies said on Wednesday. The move is part of HPE chief executive… Read More »