Pimania was a product of Thatcherite entrepreneurial spirit, mixed with a dash of cheekiness and drippings of subverted expectations.
For the papier-mache headed Frank Sidebottom, the ZX Spectrum was more than a basic computer – it was like a musical instrument
Hidden Figures is certainly inspirational, but the racial politics of the space programme were hardly so easily settled.
Apple's new MacBook Pro series does away with the old top row of functions keys on the key pad (who used them anyway?). It's replaced them with a new interactive Touch Bar.
Could reservoir computing be a future alternative to silicon chips?
This year marks the 30th birthday of .au domains. We've come a long way but there's big change ahead.
We've all called up IT for help and been asked to turn our machines off and on again. Here's why.
Seymour Papert's vision has helped computers become widespread in education today, and gave birth to the movement to teach children to program.
Australia is among the world's top ten users of electronic and electrical products. But our systems for recycling the resulting 'e-waste' fall a long way short of other rich nations.
Developing new technologies requires time-consuming, expensive and even dangerous experiments. But now we can carry out many experiments entirely on computers using modelling.
A bronze artefact rescued from a Greek shipwreck could hold the secrets of the universe.
Too many girls are missing out on learning IT and computer programming skills that could serve them well in the future economy.
It might not sound like the best music in the world, but Australia was the first by a matter of months at playing a tune on a computer.
A clever proces similar to Google's image search is helping to preserve some of the world's 7,000 languages that are at risk of disappearing.
Computing has been getting much smarter since the idea of artificial intelligent was first thought of 60 years ago. But are computers intelligent?
The switch from analogue to digital television transmission transformed the way audiences consume content.
A new field of research aims to deepen, and even quantify, our understanding of artistic style. We use mathematical techniques to help discover novel insights, even in well-studied paintings.
The architect's pen and paper were replaced by the mouse and monitor thanks to developments in computing. Now computers are helping create designs never thought possible before.
Millions of people die or suffer from infectious diseases each year. Computer modelling can now help simulate the impact of any spreading disease.
The greatest tool of artists is their imagination but throw in a computer and things never imagined become possible.