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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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G is for Google: W is for World Conquest.

August 11, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
G is for Google: W is for World Conquest.

Possibly as part of its plans to take over the world with it’s own private army of killer robots while its human staff await in orbit to establish a new race of geekkind, Google is rebranding its top-level business as Alphabet. That way, when it’s A.I. cars go crazy and do a Skynet on us, we’ll […]

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Editorial – August 2015: I’m beginning to think of August as computer month.

August 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – August 2015: I’m beginning to think of August as computer month.

There are times when being first isn’t an advantage.   Hello everyone Before I change to a different subject, for those interested in the transition to my new laptop, things have worked out nicely. Dell do a nice laptop and I’ve discovered more RAM and even more RAM in a video card has made drawing […]

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