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Meet Radia Perlman: Mother of the Internet

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  Tim Berners Lee may be the Father of the World Wide Web but have you ever heard of Mother of the Internet, Radia Perlman? Where Berners Lee invented the world wide web, the first web browser and some fundamental protocols, it’s Perlman who’s credited with providing the final piece in the puzzle. This piece … Continue reading

Tesla Claims Onboard Computer is Quickest Off the Mark in the Automotive World

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Elon Musk said it over two years ago, but it seems Tesla has gone it alone and designed in-house hardware in 2018. Starting with a team of expert chip designers, poached from various companies, the company have set about creating their own chips built specifically to control Tesla’s next generation Autopilot 3.0 system. Has Tesla … Continue reading

Leather-bound computer program written by Ada Lovelace sells for £95,000

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  A rare example of Ada Lovelace’s ground-breaking computer program has sold at auction for £95,000.   Published in 1843, the leather-bound book is a translation of work by Italian Mathematician, LF Menabrea, concerning Charles Babbage’s idea for a computing machine. Among the translation, however, is Lovelace’s own notes, reflections and an algorithm. It is … Continue reading

QWERTY: A Short History of the Computer Keyboard

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  Beginning with the humble typewriter, the history of the modern computer keyboard is a long and interesting one. In 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes patented the first practical typewriter, notably without a QWERTY keyboard. A decade later, in 1877, the Remington Company began mass marketing typewriters which did feature the QWERTY we know and are … Continue reading

5 PC Upgrades the High Street Doesn’t Want You to Know About

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  Investing in hardware can keep your PC running smoothly for years to come. Don’t fret when you start to notice a dip in performance. PCs are a digital/mechanical interface. This means the data is digital but relies on a series of working components that function together to perform a job. In short: do a … Continue reading

You won’t believe which internet browser is obsolete

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  Actually you will because it’s Firefox, but I bet you were thinking of another internet browser weren’t you? Unfortunately, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is not getting the boot just yet. It’s being downgraded to a ‘legacy browser’ – as though the world needs that level of nostalgia for an internet browser which has been subject … Continue reading

The ZX Spectrum Vega+: a Design Classic for the Millennial Gaming Market

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Back when computers were the size of cars and getting smaller everyday, a British consumer electronics company called Sinclair Research was on the brink of a minor revolution in home computing. It was 1980 and if your perm wasn’t tight and your computer wasn’t 8-bit, you were going nowhere. Thanks to the Sinclair ZX80, quickly … Continue reading

20 Totally Tubular Facts About Computers

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You are probably reading this on a computer. I’ve certainly written this using a computer. In your pocket, there’s a computer. The bus, tram or train you used to get to work this morning uses a computer, and so does a car, if you’re so inclined. Your TV, that has a computer, and most of … Continue reading

Brace Yourselves: SMEs Will Be Hit Hard by Brexit Research Suggests

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New research suggests Brexit won’t be a good idea for the UK’s 5.5 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The UK’s ever-looming exit from the EU is set to threaten 15.6 million employees of medium businesses that represent 90% of the UK’s professional industries. Academics at St Andrews University conducted the study by surveying 10,000 … Continue reading

Tips for keeping fit and healthy in a computer-facing job

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Winter means it’s usually dark when you get to work and dark when you leave, which means finding time to maintain our wellbeing can slip down the priority list. Here are our best tips for staying active and taking care of your health if you spend a lot of time in front of your screen. … Continue reading

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