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Remembering the Atari 400 and 800

Atari 800 Computer
Maplin Adverts The Atari 400 and 800 home computers were release in 1979. They were heavily advertised by Maplin in the UK, on the back...

Remembering the Acorn Archimedes

Acorn Archimedes
Taking a RISC In late 1983, Acorn started developing a new 32-bit processor called ARM. The name stood for Acorn RISC Machine, with RISC standing...

Remembering the Dragon 32 and 64

Dragon 32 Computer
Invisible Dragon Like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the Dragon 32 was released in 1982. However, I don't recall the machine having very high profile ---...

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...

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...

Remembering the IBM PC and Compatibles

IBM PC 5150
Immediately Successful The original IBM PC was released in 1981, and it was popular right from the start. One reason for its popularity was the...

Remembering the Jupiter Ace

Jupiter ACE Computer
Ex-Sinclair Designers Two of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum's designers went on to form Jupiter Cantab, and develop a small low-cost 8-bit microcomputer called the Jupiter...

Remembering the Enterprise 64 and 128

Enterprise 128 Computer
First Impressions The Enterprise was an 8-bit computer which was released in 1985. It was offered with a choice of 64 or 128 KB of...

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Headphone Review (250 Ohm)

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Headphones
Decisions Decisions After monitoring using a budget HiFi system and some Sony MDR-IF140 headphones for years, I decided it was time for something better. Part...

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...