Tag Archives: Computer

EDSAC computer to be rebuilt at Bletchley Park

The computer boffins at Bletchley Park are all set to rebuild the EDSAC computer. EDSAC stood for Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator, and when it was built in 1949, it was.. more
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Scientists claim modern media is physically addictive

There’s one born every minute. Not a sucker, but a study, and the latest one which has been brought to our attention is a report on living without contemporary media such.. more
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Analyst shows Apple benefiting from “iPad effect”

Analyst firm DisplaySearch has compiled its latest Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, with some interesting results. The juiciest statistic being that Apple has actually notched up a 12.4% share.. more
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Google acquires speech experts Phonetic Arts

Google might have failed in its bid for discount voucher kings Groupon, but the search firm has consoled itself with the acquisition of Phonetic Arts (and possibly a large tub of choc chip ice cream, too). Phonetic Arts is a Cambridge based outfit which specialises.. more
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Google Editions ready to challenge Kindle and iBooks

Google is preparing for the imminent launch of its own virtual book store to compete with the likes of Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iBooks. Google Editions is apparently all set to go live before the year is out, according to a report in the Wall.. more
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British computer genius Sir Maurice Wilkes dies

Sir Maurice Wilkes died on Monday, aged 97. He led the team at Cambridge University who built the EDSAC – the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator – which was one of the first commercial stored-program computers ever built when it was finished in 1949. EDSAC.. more
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Microsoft working on a more tactile touchscreen

Microsoft has patented a new technology it’s working on to create a more tactile touchscreen. The display uses pixel sized shape-memory plastic cells to produce what feels like a real texture on the screen, so the user can actually feel the lumps and bumps of.. more
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Apple-1 computer sells for £133,000 at Christie’s

An original Apple-1 computer which was shipped from the garage of Steve Jobs back in 1976 has been sold at Christie’s. It was expected to fetch between £100,000 and £150,000, and it ended up going for just over the average of that expectation, reaching £133,000... more
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Dixons halts sale of Toshiba Folio 100

It’s not good news for Toshiba’s freshly launched tablet, a device which is going to struggle to shift units not only because of the plethora of other slates being released, but also because Dixons, who currently have the exclusive on it, has reportedly stopped selling.. more
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Original Apple-1 computer up for auction at Christie’s

Fancy buying a piece of computer history? Sadly, it’ll cost you dearly. One of the original Apple-1 computers, as shipped from the garage of Steve Jobs back in 1976, is up for sale at Christie’s. The computer is apparently “number 82”, and comes with the.. more
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