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My Journey To Find The World’s Oldest Computer

Kevin Murrell, co-founder of the National Museum of Computing, details how he found and helped restore the Harwell Machine

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: The Compaq ‘Luggable’ And Portable Computers

In March 1983 Compaq introduced one of the first portable computers, and the first to legally clone IBM's PC -…

5 years ago

Tech Quiz Of The Week: Name That Mobile Phone

How well do you know some of the best known and most obscure mobile phones and smartphones from past and…

6 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Linux Celebrates 25th Birthday

A humble open source software project from Finland has thrived for 25 years despite decades of competition from rival proprietary…

6 years ago

Andy Grove, Former Intel CEO And Silicon Valley Pioneer, Dies Aged 79

Death of a tech titan. Silicon Valley mourns after the passing of Andy Grove, Intel mastermind

6 years ago

Email’s Inventor Ray Tomlinson Dies

Ray Tomlinson dies aged 74, leaving behind a communication technology that changed the world and is still used today

6 years ago

Windows 10: A Brief History Of Windows

Windows is 30 years old, but do you remember every version? We look back on the major versions of Microsoft's…

7 years ago

Vodafone Celebrates 30 Years Since First UK Mobile Phone Call

How did Vodafone beat BT and build the network that supported the UK's first mobile phone call?

7 years ago

The World’s First Smartphone, The IBM Simon, Enters London Science Museum

IBM's Simon, the first mobile phone with a touchscreen PDA will be seen at London's Science Museum, 20 years after…

8 years ago

Unisys Finally Retires CMOS Mainframe Processors

Older mainframes can be replaced with compatible models based on x86 chips

8 years ago

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows XP With Final Patch Tuesday

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP more than 12 years after its launch despite 25 percent of enterprises still running…

8 years ago

Vodafone Name Celebrates 30th Birthday

Thirty years ago the Vodafone brand was introduced to the world, even though its then-CEO thought 'fone' was stupid

8 years ago

Osborne Announces £42m Alan Turing Institute For Big Data: Budget 2014

Alan Turing Institute to put Briish companies at the head of Big Data research, Osborne promises in surprise Budget announcement

8 years ago

Facebook: The Mixed Legacy Of Its First Ten Years

Facebook turns ten as observers debate its social legacy and its future

8 years ago

Bletchley Park Trust Accused Of Isolating National Museum Of Computing

Bletchley Park Trust has been accused of freezing out the National Museum of Computing by excluding it from tours

8 years ago

In Pictures: The History Of The Apple Mac On Its 30th Birthday

The Apple Mac celebrates its 30th birthday, but do you remember them all?

8 years ago

Alan Turing Granted Posthumous Royal Pardon

Codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing is granted a pardon 61 years after he died

8 years ago

Tech Makes Workers Five Times More Productive, Claims O2

A trip to the office of the past tells a somewhat different story

9 years ago

IT Life: The Priest Who Digitised Leonardo

Monsignor Francesco Braschi put Leonardo online, at one of the world's oldest libraries

9 years ago

Original iPhone Declared Obsolete Everywhere But California

Apple to declare first generation iPhone obsolete from 11 June, but awards it 'vintage' status in California

9 years ago

Bletchley Park Appeal Raises Money With Electronic Music Album

Kraftwerk-style music album raises money for Bletchley Park computing museums

9 years ago

Mobile Phone Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of First Call

The first mobile phone call was made on 3 April 1973 by a Motorola engineer

9 years ago

Richard III: We Have A Hunch His DNA Tests Could Affect Us All

They've identified Richard III from his DNA. Could they do the same to you, asks Andy Green of Varonis

9 years ago

SMS Text Messaging Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

It's been 20 years since SMS changed the way we communicate, but are there signs of decline?

9 years ago

World’s Oldest Digital Computer Restored At National Museum Of Computing

The Harwell Dekatron (WITCH) goes on display after three year restoration project

10 years ago

UK Charity To Build Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine

Could there have been a steam-powered computer age?

10 years ago

End Of Analogue TV Paves The Way For 4G

Analogue television ceases to broadcast in the UK, killing off Ceefax in the process

10 years ago

Quiz Of The Week: Europe’s Tech Pioneers

How well do you know European tech history? Our quiz takes in the inventors of radio, telephony and computing!

10 years ago

France Telecom Pulls The Plug On Minitel

French precursor to world wide web is to be shut down this Saturday

10 years ago

Turing Suicide Verdict Questioned

Alan Turing died of cyanide poison, but did he kill himself?

10 years ago