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Album sales may be in the toilet, but it’s good that music streaming services are winning

31 Aug 2014
Album sales may be in the toilet, but it’s good that music streaming services are winning
My biggest hobby, other than tinkering with computers, is listening to music. As a young kid, I discovered my love for music by watching MTV in the 1980s. While I love all genres, I am truly a Hip-Hop fan. Say what you want...

ITProPortal's Ice Bucket Challenge for MacMillan Cancer Support (video)

23 Aug 2014
ITProPortal's Ice Bucket Challenge for MacMillan Cancer Support (video)
Credit to Nathan, he immediately and graciously accepted the honour of getting a bucket of freezing liquid dumped over his head. The most comforting part of the challenge, for the rest of us, was the knowledge that the office...

The way we watch professional sport is changing, thanks to ever-improving technology

31 Jul 2014
The way we watch professional sport is changing, thanks to ever-improving technology
If you've read any of our recent articles about the technology being used at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, you will hopefully have a better understanding about the enormous behind-the-scenes operations in place at...

Celebrate the birthday of the Sony Walkman

01 Jul 2014
Celebrate the birthday of the Sony Walkman
Sony launched the first Walkman in 1979, and this is this week the tech breakthrough is celebrating its 35th birthday. Nowadays there are iPhones, devices that one can use as a phone, a computer and a music player. Before that,...

75 years since Pan Am's first transatlantic passenger service: How has the aeroplane changed over the years?

28 Jun 2014
75 years since Pan Am's first transatlantic passenger service: How has the aeroplane changed over the years?
People say that the world is becoming a smaller place. Thanks to modern technological advancements, it is now possible to travel to virtually anywhere in the world in a matter of hours. Exotic locations such as Australia and...

Digital Dragons 2014: All the action as it unfolded

07 May 2014
Digital Dragons 2014: All the action as it unfolded
ITProPortal has landed in the beautiful city of Krakow to bring you minute by minute info on the one of the biggest games industry conferences in Europe. Taking place from the 8 – 9 May 2014, Digital Dragons' main goal is...

How Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars snap has ensured the selfie will live forever

04 Mar 2014
How Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars snap has ensured the selfie will live forever
I've been on the Internet for 20 of the 25 years it's been around. That doesn't mean I've gone along with all its trends, though. I'm proud to say that I have never once used "LOL" or any variation in an online or offline...

5 reasons why "addictive" app Flappy Bird isn't actually that great

11 Feb 2014
5 reasons why "addictive" app Flappy Bird isn't actually that great
Flappy Bird is a strange specimen. Its mind-boggling popularity actually led its creator to pull the game from app stores, despite the fact that it seemed to be netting him a footballer-esque income. Now, the crash and burn...

20 years on: A nostalgic look back at Doom

14 Dec 2013
20 years on: A nostalgic look back at Doom
Twenty years ago this week, Doom was unleashed on the world – the PC game, that is. On 10 December 1993, id Software programmers John Carmack and John Romero made the game available on an FTP server. I remember furiously...

Black Friday & Cyber Monday UK: The shopping bonanza as it happened

29 Nov 2013
Black Friday & Cyber Monday UK: The shopping bonanza as it happened
Black Friday may not have entrenched itself on the British shopping calendar quite yet, but its younger cousin Cyber Monday has been muscling its way into our collective conscience. The event is now a consumer staple, with...