Welcome to our light-hearted look at the tech news from last month, generally designed to find those subtler stories you may have missed rather than the ones you know already!
Do please add any similarly obscure ones that you’ve spotted in the comments section below – we’ll add them into next month’s!
- Japan’s last pagers beep for the final time
Thirty years ago, they were the must-have accessory for every sharp-elbowed business executive. But now, Japan’s pagers have beeped for the final time.
- Mystery of the disappearing ‘Cryptoqueen’ Ruja Ignatova
Jamie Bartlett investigates the woman behind OneCoin, a scheme which managed to persuade investors around the world to part with as much as £4bn ($4.9bn)
- Apollo in 50 Numbers: The Technology
The Apollo programme pushed space and computing technology to its limit. Cutting edge at the time, some of the tech used seems alarmingly simple today.
- Obituary: iTunes (2001 – 2019)
17 years after launch, Apple has killed off iTunes as we know it. The firm announced that iTunes would be split into separate apps for accessing music, podcasts and TV shows.
- No-deal Brexit will ‘instantly disrupt’ UK’s role as £174bn global data hub
A no-deal Brexit would seriously disrupt the free flow of commercially valuable data between Europe and the UK, leaving companies across the finance, hospitality, manufacturing and technology sectors facing “immense” extra costs