Early computers as objets d’art

Eye-catching design didn’t begin with Apple, as a new, digitally-aided photography series illustrates “Dials and buttons, knobs and switches; they’re very charming,” says James Ball, the digital art director behind a new photography series called Guide to Computing, which celebrates Read More

Eastway Emitter R4 bike review – ‘The saddle is an instrument of torture’

Unisex invariably means a saddle designed to accommodate testicles There are a great many reasons why I struggled to keep up with one of the world’s top women’s cycling teams when I chased them around Mallorca. Most were my own Read More

Drone flew 30 metres from airliner at Manchester airport

Near-miss report says drone flew ‘extremely close’ to Boeing 757 and experts say there was a definite risk of collision A drone was flown just 30 metres from a Boeing 757 jet near Manchester airport, according to an official near-miss Read More

US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks

Government Accountability Office report details ‘museum-ready’ machines controlling nuclear force messaging system that are ‘obsolete’ The US military’s nuclear arsenal is controlled by computers built in the 1970s that still use 8in floppy disks. A report into the state of Read More

Gran Turismo Sport: Sony's plan to blur the lines between real and virtual racing

Latest racing title’s eSports mode could lead to successful drivers receiving a real-life licence. How easy will it be for gamer drivers to transfer to the track? Two seemingly contradictory pieces of information came out of Sony’s recent unveiling of Read More