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Browse through computer history with this full scan of the NeXT catalog from the fall of 1989

A computer historian has discovered a cool technological tool: the Autumn 1989 catalog of NeXT. Kevin Savetz has recently scanned the entire 138-page book and posted the files to Archive.org. NeXT was the company Steve Jobs founded in 1985 after being fired by Apple. The company designed computer workstations and worked until 1997 when Jobs was hired by Apple. Savetz …

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Spotify acquires Parcast to create its original podcast catalog

Spotify announced today that it has acquired Parcast, a podcast network specializing in crime, mystery and science fiction shows. The news follows Spotify's recent acquisitions by Gimlet Media, another respected podcast network, and Anchor, a podcasting app. In his press release on the purchase, Spotify says crime and mystery podcasts are "a top genre for our users," and so Parcast …

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Google unveils digital catalog of lost artifacts from the Brazilian National Museum

An undated photo shows Brazil's oldest human fossil, called Luzia, in the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Alexandre Macieira (AP) Following a catastrophic fire in September that destroyed millions of valuable items at the Brazilian National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Google unveiled a project that has preserved some of these valuable artifacts and now …

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Amazon's Holiday Toy Catalog Is Advertising Parents Actually Want

Never underestimate the market-moving potential of a nagging child. "Mom, dad, I want THIS for Christmas!" Is a phrase that each year leads to billions of dollars of toy sales. Christmas morning tears. And it's a phrase. Toy manufacturers and retailers are spending millions of dollars each year on their wish list with TV and online ads. The stakes are …

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Exoplanet Detectives create catalog of & # 39; light fingerprints & # 39;

By Linda B. Glaser Earthbound detectives rely on fingerprints to solve their cases; Now astronomers can do the same by using "light fingerprints" instead of skin grooves to reveal the secrets of exoplanets. Cornell researchers have created a reference catalog of calibrated spectra and geometric albedos (light reflected from a surface) of 19 of the most diverse bodies of our …

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