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Everything You Need to Know About the IBM Quantum Computer

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  There were many curiosities at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES). Among the oddities, such as the smart plank and walking cars, one announcement was made that could be pivotal to the world of computing. The Q System One, IBM revealed, is the first standalone quantum computer that’s ready for commercial use. What’s a … Continue reading

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Unlock the Productivity of Your Workforce With Dual Monitors

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  Tidy work desks make for a tidy mind and productive employees. Not only that, your organisation will look and feel far more professional to clients. One way that is proven to free up a lot of physical and digital space is to furnish desks with an additional monitor. You’ll also notice that many tasks … Continue reading

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How Do Quantum Computers Work?

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Quantum computing isn’t the easiest thing in the world to understand, but with some simple explanation, we’re confident of getting you up to speed. First, we must take a look at how traditional computers do their job. How a regular computer works A computer is made up of relatively simple components performing simple functions. There … Continue reading

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Laptop Computer Roundup of 2018: Christmas Edition

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Christmas is coming! It’s time to give your loved one the gift that keeps on updating. But which laptop should you buy? This month your prayers are answered with our laptop roundup: three of the best laptops for programming, gaming and writing in 2018. Writing Where would we be without the humble wordsmith? Cave painting, … Continue reading

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The Short History of Ctrl+Alt+Del

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The computer was invented. And it was good. But with the computer came a list of problems to overcome. Some were mathematical in nature; others related to the physical limits of disc space; mastering the art of memory and so on. But it took one special person to work out what to do when a … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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