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Apple Macintosh turns 25

Introduced by the now famous "1984" advert, directed by Ridley Scott and aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on 22 January 1984, the first Macintosh is turning 25 this weekend. The Macintosh,... More...

Windows Is 22 Years Old

Pop the Champaign, its time to celebrate! The Windows operating system has turned 22. That's right, considering the fact that Windows 1.0 was made available on November 20, 1985, the platform is 22 years old... More...

Prank Starts 25 Years of Security Woes

What began as a ninth-grade prank, a way to trick already-suspicious friends who had fallen for his earlier practical jokes, has earned Rich Skrenta notoriety as the first person ever to let loose a personal... More...

Chinese cyber-dissident jailed for 4 years

According to Reporters Without Borders, Chen Shuqing, an outspoken critic of the Chinese government and advocate of democratic reforms, has been sentenced to four years in jail after he was convicted of "inciting the government's... More...

15 Years of the SMS

The mobile phone industry is today celebrating the 15th birthday of the Short Message Service Centre (SMSC), the principal application behind text messaging first brought to market by Acision in 1992. The first ever SMSC... More...

Gartner: Vista antitrust tweaks to take years

Antitrust related changes to security in Windows Vista 64-bit will take years to complete and will cause compatibility trouble in the interim, according to Gartner. Users of security technologies such as host intrusion-prevention systems, or... More...

Intel pledges 80 cores in five years

Intel has built a prototype of a processor with 80 cores that can perform a trillion floating point operations per second. CEO Paul Otellini held up a silicon wafer with the prototype chips before several... More...

Mass Market for WiMax Still Years Away

The mass market for WiMax technology faces a number of challenges, but will probably reach its potential within five years. "Now that the certification of WiMax equipment has started and coverage areas have begun to... More...

iPod Life Estimated at Four Years

Though some iPods do develop faults, Apple builds them to last at least four years, the company claims. A Chicago Tribune report weighs up the cacophony of complaints regarding Apple's music players. With Apple selling... More...

Feds Add Two Years to Microsoft Antitrust Deal

The Justice Department is seeking to extend the term of its landmark antitrust settlement with Microsoft by two years, blaming Microsoft's slowness in providing technical documentation to rivals. In a statement released Friday, the... More...

Thirty Years of Apple

It's been a long fruitful run for Apple, next week the company celebrates its 30th Birthday. But with Apple keen to promote itself as fresh and cool, will the wrinkles start to show as they... More...

20 Years of the Computer Virus

In January 1986 the first ever computer virus was unleashed via floppy disk, and 20 years on the problem is still very much a nightmare situation for the average PC user. ... More...

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