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Apple Macintosh turns 25

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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,...

Windows Is 22 Years Old

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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...

US spammer gets over two years in jail

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A New York judge has sentenced 28-year-old Todd Moeller to a 27-month term and fined him more than $180,000 after he pleaded guilty earlier this year for his part in a spamming operation that sent...

Prank Starts 25 Years of Security Woes

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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...

US identity fraudster jailed for seven years

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US authorities have sentenced a man to seven years in prison for buying stolen identities from cyber-criminals in other countries. Jacob Vincent Green-Bressler was convicted of soliciting information including credit and debit card account numbers,...

Chinese cyber-dissident jailed for 4 years

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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...

Dell to Restate More Than 4 Years of Earnings

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Dell Inc., one of the United State's largest computer manufacturers, announced today that it will reduce more than four years worth of earnings by $50 million to $150 million, after an internal probe found the...

15 Years of the SMS

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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...

Warez ringleader gets over four years in prison

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After pleading guilty in a US federal court earlier this year, 44-year-old Hew Griffiths, the head of underground piracy group "DrinkOrDie", was sentenced to 51 months in jail last week on one count of conspiracy...

City of Heroes is 3 years old!

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This weekend gaming fans will be celebrating the third birthday of City of Heroes, the massively multiplayer game that continues to be one of the most successful comic book-based PC games on the market. City...

Blu-ray aims to oust DVDs within three years

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"Within three years it will just be Blu-ray," Frank Simonis, the Blu-ray Disc Association's European chairman, said at the CeBIT technology trade show. Blu-ray, which offers 25GB per layer for storing high-definition films and other...

Verizon Said No to Apple's iPhone Two Years Ago

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Verizon Wireless revealed this week that it had been approached by Apple roughly two years ago for a partnership deal with the iPhone but later rejected Apple's proposal because Apple's terms were not mutually beneficial....

Windows Mobile Smartphone - 4 Years Old

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The original Smartphone was launched way back in 2002 on October 22nd! That device was the original Orange SPV launched in combination with Microsoft. Since 2002 Microsoft has seen various changes to its smartphone operating...

Gartner: Vista antitrust tweaks to take years

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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...

Neowin Six Years Old Today

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Hi all, Just wanted to make time to let everyone know that Neowin has just entered its 7th year online. As many will know we spent the better part of the last two days offline...

Intel pledges 80 cores in five years

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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...

Mass Market for WiMax Still Years Away

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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...

iPod Life Estimated at Four Years

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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...

Double the Number of Wild Viruses in Two Years

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Although widespread virus outbreaks may be a thing of the past, the total amount of malicious software being written is on the rise, according to McAfee. On Tuesday, McAfee vendor added the 200,000th definition to...

Sony Developed PS3 Controller for 2+ Years

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Anyone that thought that Sony threw in the motion-sensing function at the last minute, thought wrong, said SCEE president David Reeves in a recent interview. Reeves stated that the controller has been in the works...

Feds Add Two Years to Microsoft Antitrust Deal

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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...

20-year-old 'botmaster' faces years behind bars

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Jeanson James Ancheta, a well-known member of the "Botmaster Underground" who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges of conspiracy, fraud and damaging U.S. government computers, was given the longest sentence for spreading computer viruses,...

Thirty Years of Apple

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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...

20 Years of the Computer Virus

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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. ...

The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years

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Our infatuation with gizmos and gadgets never ceases. Most of us would be lost without our digital music players, cell phones, USB thumb drives, and other gadgets that make our lives more convenient. ...

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