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June 5, 2015  10:46 AM

Bargain Hunt US: Dumped Apple I computer sells for £130,000

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Apple, Business, National news

A hunt has been launched for an elderly lady in America who unwittingly dumped a rare Apple I computer, worth more than £130,000, at a recycling centre.

The lady in question donated the computer, which sports a whopping 4k...

June 16, 2010  2:52 PM

Children spend too much time on computers

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
gadgets, Hardware, health, Mobile Computing, National news, pictures, photos and images, Social networking

In the days of old when knights were bold and computers hadn't been invented, squires - wannabe knights - would practice swordsmanship using wooden swords, to minimise the risk of injury and also to protect the valuable ironmongery from damage.

It is entirely possible that many infant...


October 27, 2008  12:29 PM

Home Office promises media windfall through credit crunch

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
government, National news, politics

Not content with having far more data than it can competently handle, the government is proposing gathering all citizens'...

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October 10, 2008  4:41 PM

BBC blogger demonstrates muscle of internet media

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Finance, National news

Anyone who thinks print offers a future in publishing should ponder this: Britain's biggest banks blame BBC blogger, business editor Robert Peston, for wiping £17bn of the value off their shares, thus contributing to chancellor Alistair Darling having to dip his hand into taxpayers' pockets for...


September 26, 2008  10:02 AM

Colliding banks fail to release missing capital

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
National news, research

Switching on the Large Hadron Collider underneath the Swiss Alps has had the unintended consequence predicted by chaos theory, namely the implosion of the world's financial system.


September 5, 2008  10:16 AM

Estate agents get thinking as police release crime maps

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
National news, online

As if estate agents were not already well and truly up that proverbial creek without a paddle, the London Metropolitan Police has made their lives even tougher.


August 29, 2008  3:04 PM

Space station virus alive and kicking

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
National news, Security

News last week that a computer virus has found its way to the International Space Station will surely make millions for Hollywood film producers.

Forget Kubrick's 2001 or the series of...


August 29, 2008  2:05 PM

West Wing creator starts work on Facebook: The Movie

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
National news, online, Video

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August 20, 2008  4:00 PM

Downing Street video riles Clarkson electioneers

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
government, National news, online

Downing Street's website has, since April, played host to a petition signed by 49,447 people for Jeremy Clarkson to be made prime minister.


August 1, 2008  10:08 AM

British sports people lie back and smell the profits

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
National news

With the Olympics, and the inevitable litany of British failures, approaching, Downtime felt it worth easing the pain with a pre-emptive celebration of our national character.


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