Xiaomi Redmi 1S
HTC One E8
Idea 3G Smartfone Ultra +
WickedLeak Wammy Neo
Asus Zenfone 6
Asus Zenfone 5
HTC One (M8)
HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM
Mozilla Firefox OS: A beginner's guide
Developing 3D Games for Windows 8 with C++ and Microsoft DirectX
E-commerce players now eye the education segment
First Impression: Intel powered Digiflip Pro Android tablets from Flipkart
First Impressions: Xiaomi Redmi 1S, redefining the low-end segment
How tech is taking football to the next level
Classic FPS games are a dying breed
Slowly gathering steam...
The obsession within
Carmick Shift: Can John Carmack and Oculus Rift change the world?
Sony launches six new Bravia 4K TVs, starting at Rs. 1,74,900
Goibibo now lets you book international flights
Opera desktop browser adds tab preview feature, offers over 1000 extensions
Flipkart removes Moto G from listings, paves way for Moto G2
Scientists develop batteries that run on sugar
Moto 'G2' specs revealed in benchmarks
OnePlus One India launch confirmed
Xiaomi lists Mi3 cases and power-banks on Flipkart, offers 10,400 mAh powerbank for Rs. 999
Moto G2 expected to be announced on 10 September
Xiaomi goes for the kill, prices Redmi 1S at Rs. 5,999 in India
Obi Wolverine S501
Lava Iris X5
How to use Intel Cilk Plus to speed up your Android application
How to get started with OpenCL on Android OS
How to implement Gesture Sequences in Unity 3D game engine via TouchScript framework
How to use Intel Perceptual Computing to develop engaging apps
How to choose the right engine for your x86-based Android game
How to Develop an Intelligent Autonomous Drone using an Android Smartphone
How to use Intel WiDi technology to project your App onto a bigger screen
How to Optimize Your Android Apps (NDK) in Two Minutes on Intel Architecture
How to Set Up an NDK Project to Compile for Multiple Target Platforms
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review - Performance
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review - Build & Design
Xiaomi Redmi 1S - First Impressions
HTC One E8 - First Impressions
Asus Zenfone 6 Review - User Interface
Xiaomi Redmi 1S is out of stock, here's what else you could buy
Best 2 player games on Android
Top 5 smartphone accessories under Rs. 1,000
7 Phones with best displays under Rs. 10,000
Top 10 gaming laptops you can buy under 50K
One of the first video games ever made, Pong turns 40 today. On November 29, 1972, a little company known as Atari released one of the first successful video games of all time – Pong. The game can be considered as the start of the video game industry.
For those of you that don't know, Pong was an arcade game that was later ported to the home consoles. It was a simple concept of tennis where two sticks were present at the opposite ends of a screen and a ball bounced between them.
Here are some fun facts about how Pong came into being. In 1958, a physicist named William Higginbotham (yes, that was his name) created a game called tennis for two. This was during the era when computers were the size of entire rooms so of course not many people knew of its existence. Fast forward to 1966, Ralph Baer (a German-born American video game pioneer, inventor, engineer, known as "The Father of Video Games", who is noted for his many contributions to games and the video game industry) chased a crazy dream of a TV you can play. In 1968, Baer invents and patents a Ping Pong style game and the rest as they say is history.
There have been many versions of the games from arcades in bars to home consoles and even versions of the game made for your smartphone.
Fun Fact: The late Steve Jobs worked for Atari before he founded Apple.
Those of you that are interested in knowing the origin and the story of the legendary game Pong can take a look at this video below.
Six months ago, Atari celebrated its 40th birthday. Although the company isn’t the name it was in the video game industry, we still have memories of a time when Atari made some of the best games in the business. You can read our 40 years of Atari - the rise and fall of the company that gave us Pong here.