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A 1976 Apple-1 prototype, believed to have been owned by Steve Jobs and hand-soldered by Steve Wozniak is being auctioned and is expected to fetch around $500,000. At $400,000+ Already! The prototype is essentially a broken circuit board with a crack in it but at the time writing this, after 19 bids and with the … Continue reading Tech News : 1976 Apple Expected to Fetch $500,000
A new Oxford University study involving 38,935 video-game players overs six weeks has concluded that there is little to no evidence for a causal connection between game play and well-being. Why Do We Believe Spending Time Playing Video / Online Games Is Bad For Us? A combination of previous research, social judgements, anecdotal evidence, online … Continue reading Featured Article : Playing Video Games For Long Periods Isn’t Bad For You
Google has announced that due to the need for more time to evaluate alternatives, it is delaying (by nine months) its plans to rid Chrome of third-party tracking cookies. Third-Party Cookies A cookie is a piece of code (used for tracking) that takes the form of a small text file that is stored on the … Continue reading Tech News : Chrome Cookie Removal – Delayed
Researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder have developed a net carbon neutral (or even carbon negative) method of producing Portland cement by substituting quarried limestone with limestone produced by microalgae. The Problem With Traditional Portland Cement The problem with traditional Portland cement is that it is made by quarrying limestone in large quarries and … Continue reading Sustainability-In-Tech : Algae-Grown ‘Limestone’ For Cement Could Be Sustainable Solution
A new Proofpoint report has warned that hackers, who used to use macro-enabled documents attached to messages to deliver malware are now adapting to Microsoft’s move to block XL4 and VBA macros by default for Office users. Proofpoint says that hackers have now switched to methods such as using container files like ISO and RAR, … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : Hackers Adapting Methods Following Microsoft’s Macro Blocking
One way to get more organised when using Google Chrome is to group open website tabs together with a click to keep related pages together in one workspace. Chrome’s ‘Group tabs’ lets your give the groups a label/name and colour. Here’s how: – Right-click a browser tab. – Click ‘Add Tab to new group.’ – … Continue reading Tech Tip – How Group Tabs In Chrome To Keep Related Pages Together
With an ONS survey showing that from October to December 2019 and January to March 2022, homeworking in the UK more than doubled from 4.7 million to 9.9 million people, we take a closer look at the figures and what’s behind them. COVID 19 Pandemic Triggered Huge Rise In Homeworking With the UK government first … Continue reading Featured-Article : How Many People Are Homeworking Now?
With young people now unlikely to read newspapers or watch the TV news, and following the latest Ofcom report, we look at which channels people get their news from. Decline of Printed Newspapers Newspaper readership has been declining for many years but the drop in readership during the pandemic years has been much more pronounced, … Continue reading Tech Insight : Where Do People Get Their News From?
Google has sacked senior software engineer Blake Lemoine, who made the news after saying that Google’s LaMDA chatbot’s responses to questions showed that it was a sentient being. What Happened? Back in June, Google engineer Blake Lemoine reported that the Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA ) AI system bot may have feelings and was … Continue reading Tech News : Google Sacks Engineer Who Said AI Chatbot Was Sentient
For those who have so many apps open that they run out of space on the taskbar, Microsoft is adding an overflow button where the excess ones can be accessed. Overflow – Button With Three Dots For those who need it (i.e. those who are in the habit of having many apps open at once), … Continue reading Tech News : Windows Overflow Added To Taskbar