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Comparing SSD Write Speeds: Samsung 860 EVO vs SanDisk SSD Plus

Tempted by SSD Storage Earlier this year, I finally upgraded the storage on my PC. Since 2009, it had been running with the same six...

A Brief Overview of the Apple II Series

Apple II Series Collage
1977: Apple II The Apple II superseded the Apple I, just over a year after its release. Improvements included colour, sound, and a plastic case....

BBC micro:bit — First Steps (Part 1)

First Steps with the BBC micro:bit Part 1video
What is the BBC micro:bit? And what can you do with it? The BBC micro:bit is a small and relatively simple single board computer. The idea...

Remembering the Commodore 64

Commodore 64 Computer
The Need for SID The second computer that I ever owned was a Commodore 64. By the mid-1980s, I'd become increasingly frustrated by the limitations...

Remembering the Oric-1

Oric 1 Computer
School Rivalry The Oric-1 was a direct competitor the the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and --- like its rival --- it was released in 1982. These...

Remembering the Sinclair QL

Sinclair QL Computer
Leaping Ahead Standing for 'Quantum Leap', this was Sinclair's attempt to move upmarket. The QL was released in 1984, and featured more advanced hardware than...

Comparing the Speed of BASIC on the Amiga 500, ZX Spectrum...

Amiga vs C64 vs ZX Spectrum BASIC Speed Comparison
I recently came across the remains of a pad of A4 paper, dating back my college days in the mid-80s. It seems that I...

Six Recommended Tech Podcasts: Apple, iOS, Mac, Development and More

Six Tech Podcasts
For over two years, I've been listening to quite a few different tech podcasts, mainly Apple-related ones. This list contains the ones I still...

Remembering the BBC Micro

BBC Micro Computer
At School After starting out with the Apple II, my high school computer studies class ended up with several BBC Micros as well, making it...

Remembering the Amstrad CPC 464

Amstrad CPC 464 Computer
In 1984, Amstrad entered the 8-bit home computer market with the CPC 464. When I first read a review of the machine, I was...