The MOS 6581 or SID to his friends.
From niche player to chart hit, the characteristic sound of videogames has had a considerable influence on music.
Most of us tend to be attracted to people who are similar to ourselves. But there's an important exception to this rule.
The ban on electronic devices in cabin luggage overlooks the airports that would be least likely to detect a bomb.
How does the police decide where to send dive teams to search for bodies? They ask scientists for advice.
A new fossil study challenges 130 years of thinking about how dinosaurs evolved.
Mathematicians make a splash with new theory that could lead to breakthroughs in 3D printing, climate science and forensics.
A new code of conduct for researchers has been developed by the San peoples of southern Africa.
Nothing is where you think it is.
People suffering hearing loss learn to speak through a combination of lip-reading and watching for visual clues.
Scientists discover a growing fault line in the "neck" region of the duck-shaped comet.
Engineers are hoping to iron out a century-old technology that could reduce shipping emissions.
Researchers are looking for ways to improve our ability to recognise and match faces.
Humans need greater autonomy than Isaac Asimov's neat science fiction idea permits.
Today's robots and artificial intelligence look very different from the androids conceived by Isaac Asimov.
The first ever picture of the Milky Way's black hole is expected to be a bright crescent shape rather than a disk.
There's both money and prestige invested in the simple idea that different brain areas are responsible for certain functions. But that doesn't make it true.
If it weren't for chemistry, that pile of wrinkled shirts would take even longer to sort out.
What do we need to learn today to work with the robots of tomorrow?
So where did all the dark matter come from?
We asked three experts for their takes.
After more than 20 years and millions of cameras, UK's first attempt to regulate CCTV cameras may be too little too late.
Nocturnal insects have eyes that act like cameras to enhance their light-gathering abilities.
Salty or sweet, black or multicoloured, liquorice is all a matter of taste.
To what extent do hours of practice, development squads and role models really make a difference?
Surely no super intelligence would be that cruel.
Think spell check with community input.
Maths is often a quiet contributor to problems in subjects like biology.
Working memory and intelligence tend to go hand in hand.
It may sound like science fiction, but research shows that all you really need to develop brain biometrics is a set of earphones.
How to make economic sense of the robot revolution.
The latest WikiLeaks revelation shows how far the CIA can take its cyber attacks.
The likes of Charles Darwin and Humphry Davy weren't always seen as the powerful, authoritative heroes they're portrayed as today.
Planet 50:50 is a worthy aspiration this International Women's Day – but there is still a mountain to climb and employers need to help.
WikiLeaks' latest release details what it claims is the CIA's hacking activities, including compromising phones, TVs, cars and becoming an NSA with less accountability.
Advertisers are partly to blame for women being underrepresented in traditionally male domains such as science.