Intel Ships the Pentium: Sixteen Years Ago Today

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 22, 2009 in Tech

On this day in 1993 Intel introduced the first set of Pentium chips which ran at 60 MHz. While that hardly sounds impressive today, back in the day this was a critical breakthrough for the first PCs that would support multimedia. Looking back at it Windows 3.1 seems primitive, but this was the first generation of PCs that started to feel more Mac like — the improved ease-of-use opened the doors of computing to a generation of users who were put off my the MS-DOS text interface that dominated screens until that point in time. Read more…

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The Star Trek Lenovo IdeaPad: An Exclusive Sneak Preview

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 4, 2008 in Star Trek, Tech

The Star Trek Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 that’s customized for the Exploration Sweepstakes

So the other day I was going on how the USS Kelvin had just started following me on Twitter to promote their trivia contest for Star Trek XI (which is sponsored by Intel and Lenovo) and of course I had to lament that while the contest was cool and all — what was really needed was a Trek themed laptop. So it was with much pleasure today that I found out that not only is this the case, but the sweet folks at contest just sent me a sneak preview photo of the laptop itself. For now my guess is for now that this goodie is just a sweepstakes prize, but man would I love to see something like this for sale in the stores…

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