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Our November Reading List

We often tweet about some interesting news stories that have happened in the industry, and you might have missed them if you don’t follow us on Twitter. So here’s a run-down of our reading list for November.

 

Nostalgia

What the internet looked like in 1994 – a world with just 10,000 websites to explore!

7 tech logos before they became iconic

The evolution of title bar buttons – did you know that Windows wasn’t the origin for the X to close function?

Apple prototypes from the 1980s

Programming

Why Slack is worth $1bn

DARPA to fund $11million programming auto-complete tool

8 ways to improve your Grunt setup

How does Node.js differ from JavaScript?

Microsoft

Microsoft ends the sales of Windows 7 and 8 – read more about whether you should worry about this in our blog.

Microsoft teams up with DropBox – this is a great move for OneDrive users.

Microsoft makes Office free for iPhones iPads and Android tablets

Microsoft kills Lync in favour of Skype for Business

Five-year-old becomes a Microsoft Certified Professional – this kid is going places!

Hardware

Raspberry Pi gets a GPS add-on

New Raspberry Pi is the smallest model yet

Samsung virtual reality headset arrives in December – a competitor to the Oculus Rift?

This company will heat your house for free if you have room for its servers

Sure, you can buy a cheap mechanical keyboard, but you’re missing out

Intel turns to light to speed up supercomputers

Nokia N1 to be one of the first devices with a reversible USB slot

Software

Why not all software is free

Cloud computing

Amazon Prime members now get unlimited photo storage

Google bolsters cloud platform with networking, containers and price cuts

Games

The Internet Archive puts hundreds of arcade games online

Ubisoft promises a patch for Assassin’s Creed: Unity glitches

Security

Huge raid shuts down 400-plus dark-web sites

Two software security flaws found in Apple operating system

Business

A third of UK jobs threatened by technology

Facebook targets workplaces with a professional networking site

 

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