Some of our news nuggets from 2015 advance the sum total of human knowledge - but not too many, you'll be pleased to hear
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, creator of the world's first dinosaur sculptures for the newly renovated Crystal Palace Park, came up with a ruse that might grab the attention of the press: to host a dinner inside a dinosaur
As many people prepare to visit friends and family, what awaits is unlikely to be the 'perfect' day peddled on TV - a traditional Christmas isn't supposed to feature beds squeezed up against washing machines
The Altair 8800 had no keyboard and no display
Some of the criticism being levelled at Hello Barbie makes it sound as if children are being lured into some kind of cult
Holidays in the Faroes, fashionable freckles, the death of email - they're all set be in vogue next year, if trend forecasters are to be believed. Rhodri Marsden opens his mind to the future
Nineteenth-century headphone pioneers could never have imagined the dizzying prices and high fashion kudos that a pair of ‘cans’ can fetch. And they can make musicians more money than, well, music.
The Duryea brothers' motor car was a $70 buggy equipped with a 2-cylinder engine
From augmented reality to domestic robots, we are forever promised better living through technology. But how to sort the game-changers from the no-hopers? Enter Rhodri Marsden with his fool-proof solid-state hype detector
This week in 1963, touch-tone phones were offered to the public for the first time; the Pennsylvania towns of Carnegie and Greensburg would be the guinea pigs
Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen invented the X-ray photograph while messing about at his home in Würzburg, Germany, with a Crookes tube and a sheet of paper painted with barium platinocyanide
iPhones are now sending out auto-response messages, while Google has been rolling out a Smart Reply feature to users of its Inbox email service
Apple is a company whose success has been built on forging an emotional connection with its customers, and judging by Argus Insight’ findings, those customers are much more likely to bang on endlessly about their recent purchases
We're approaching the first anniversary of a near-miss at Heathrow which carried the following chilling sentence in one news report: "The owner of the drone has never been identified."
The ‘buy now’ button is becoming ever larger, both metaphorically and in a very literal sense
It's time to boost the sum total of our knowledge