Tales In Tech History

Tales In Tech History: Symbian

Once the world's leading mobile phone operating system, Symbian is yet another tech icon that is dead and buried

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Microsoft Kinect

Some assume the Kinect is another tale of Microsoft hardware woe, but it was both groundbreaking and innovative

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

Long before Skype or WhatsApp achieved their domination, AIM was the pioneer of instant communications (IM)

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Novell

Not many tech firms come from the US state of Utah, but for many years Novell was the bedrock of…

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Commodore 64

ZX Spectrum rival and best selling computer of all time, the Commodore 64 was a hugely popular home computer

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: The SMS Text Message At 25

The text (or SMS) message was once more widely used than mobile phone calls, but its use in recent years…

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: BT And the Creation Of BT Openreach

The debate on Openreach's future has been raging for the past few years, so we thought it was time to…

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Microsoft Encarta

Microsoft Encarta started life as a CD-ROM based digital multimedia encyclopedia, but the Web eventually led to its demise

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Vonage, The VoIP Pioneer

Vonage beat Skype to market but struggled to match the global reach enjoyed by its VoIP rival

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Napster

Napster may have been shortlived, but its impact on the music industry was monumental

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Myspace

Facebook's last serious challenger Myspace is still going, although much diminished from its heyday in 2007

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: BlackBerry

Ultimate survivor. The rise, fall, and rise (?) of former smartphone giant BlackBerry

4 years ago

Tales in Tech History: Oracle

The house that Larry built. Oracle is the creation of one of the IT industry's most colourful characters, Larry Ellison

4 years ago

The ThinkPad At 25: How One Business PC Became An Industry Icon

The Thinkpad laptop celebrates its 25th birthday, but how did it become one of IBM's, and now Lenovo's, most successful…

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Nokia N-Gage

In 2003, at its peak, Nokia tried to conquer the handheld gaming market with a console phone hybrid called the…

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Pebble Smartwatch

The story of the smartwatch pioneer who used crowdfunding to bring its products to market, yet its success proved short-lived

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Winamp

Cross platform media player that formed part of the MP3 revolution in the 1990s and early 2000s

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: ICL, The British Computing Giant

The life and times of a British computing giant that took on the world before falling into foreign ownership

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Lotus Software

Lotus Software had the opportunity to dominate the Office sector for the emerging PC market. What happened?

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

Tales in Tech History: Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash: The story of a how a widely-used plugin transformed the web before security and usability concerns killed it…

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Amazon – From Online Book Retailer To Tech Giant

Scourge of the High Street? How a simple online book seller transformed itself into global e-commerce and tech giant

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Windows Phone

Windows Phone is officially dead, but it was much loved by those that used it. Why did it fail and…

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: The Fax Machine

Take that Alexander Graham Bell! Faxes are older than the telephone, as the ability to send images over a wire…

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: The ATM

As world's first ATM is painted gold to celebrate 50th anniversary, we take a look back at the arrival of…

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: IBM’s OS/2

IBM's attempt to regain control of the PC landscape it had let slip in the early 1980s led to the…

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Pick Operating System

Best OS you never heard of? Pick OS was initially developed to manage spare parts for attack helicopter during Vietnam…

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Cobol

Invented in the 1950s and still around nearly sixty years later. It has been quite a journey for Cobol

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: ‘I Love You’ Virus

The 'I love you' worm had a devastating impact on computer networks worldwide seventeen years ago

5 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Unix

Unix was one of the most popular server operating systems, but its life has been marred by bitter legal battles

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