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Windows 10 – First Major Update: what happened next by: GF Willmetts.

December 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Windows 10 – First Major Update: what happened next by: GF Willmetts.

Windows 10 has had a few relatively few minor updates in recent months. You can usually tell by the length of time turning off your computer and booting up, often with no indication of what has been going on other than a dial rotating. Someone else must have realised a blank screen isn’t helpful. The […]

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Further Thoughts on Windows 10 by Dennis McCunney (article).

November 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Further Thoughts on Windows 10 by Dennis McCunney (article).

** Dennis McCunnery sent this piece in as a comment to back up my article on Windows 10 last month but I thought its length deserved to be given space of its own. The link to getting W7 games does actually work and if you don’t like those advert laden games apps, you can get […]

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Major hurdle broken for quantum computing future.

October 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Major hurdle broken for quantum computing future.

The world’s first calculation using two quantum bits in silicon has been demonstrated by a team of engineers at UNSW Australia. The manufacturing techniques used are the same as those employed in today’s silicon chip FAB sector, opening the way to ultra-powerful quantum computers. A classical computer has a memory made up of bits, where […]

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Windows 10: a guide by: GF Willmetts.

October 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Windows 10: a guide by: GF Willmetts.

OK, I finally got Windows 10 and this is a diary with revisions of what happened and what I did. You can use it either as a guide of expectation or what to look for if you haven’t done it yet. Although this article looks long, it’s more a question of detail, comment and criticism […]

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Kids ditch PCs for gaming big-time.

September 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kids ditch PCs for gaming big-time.

According to Kids and Gaming 2015, the latest report from global information company, The NPD Group, mobile devices are now the devices most used for gaming among kids ages 2-17 (63 percent). This shift has occurred as now only 45 percent of kids ages 2-17 are gaming on a home computer, down 22 percentage points […]

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Star Trek Enterprise: complete virtual interior!

September 24, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Star Trek Enterprise: complete virtual interior!

Just as there are hobbyists and then there are hobbyists, I guess there are trekkies and then there are trekkies – and the people behind the Enterprise-D Construction Project are definitely in the latter camp, as they embark on their historic 3 year mission to build a complete 42-deck three dimensional virtual reality interior of […]

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At last a movie that gets Steve Jobs bang to rights.

September 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
At last a movie that gets Steve Jobs bang to rights.

I’ve seen a lot of movies that have utterly failed to get what Steve Jobs was like as a boss and, indeed, a human being. This film, called, simply enough, Steve Jobs, gets it nailed, though. Set backstage at three product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes […]

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Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine – trailer.

September 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine – trailer.

Director Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) pulls no punches in his portrait of Apple founder Steve Jobs and his legacy. This look at the life and aftermath of the bold, brilliant and at times ruthless iconoclast explores what accounted for the grief of so many when he died.

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Life is short: get hacked. A bad day for cheaters.

August 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Life is short: get hacked. A bad day for cheaters.

So, a group of hackers calling themselves the Impact Team have followed up on their threat to release the personal information – including names, email addresses, phone numbers and credit card numbers – of over 37 million users of the ‘have an affair’ web site Ashley Madison. The hackers did this, they apparently claim, not […]

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Windows 10 For Dummies by Andy Rathbone (book review and computer software analysis part 1).

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Windows 10 For Dummies by Andy Rathbone (book review and computer software analysis part 1).

Irrespective of not having Windows 10 to hand, I immediately started reading ‘The Windows 10 For Dummies’ book when it arrived to review, immediately picking out things I need to know and I’ll briefly summarise here. Frankly, there’s so much speculation in the press and media, that it’s hard to say what made the final […]

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