• COMPUTERS
    She Made Hard-Drive Wiping a $2 Million-a-Year Business

    One day in May 2004, Elizabeth Wilmot tried to throw away an old computer and looked around for someone who could properly wipe sensitive data from the hard drive and recycle it. She couldn’t find anyone online who would do that at a residential level, and a business idea germinated. So at the beginning of […]

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    CMD Commands Every Windows User Must Know

    Back in the day, using a desktop computer meant typing in a range of commands. You have to realise that roughly two decades ago, there wasn’t any Start menu or a taskbar. The friendly graphics user interface as we know it today didn’t exist, and a black screen with a blinking cursor was all we […]

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    HP announces new machine learning as a service offering

    Technology major Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced the commercial launch of Haven OnDemand, a cloud platform that provides advanced machine learning application programme interfaces and services that enable developers, startups and enterprises to build data-rich mobile and enterprise applications. The company also announced a new version of Idol analytics platform, which applies data analytics and […]

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    Kiddle, the new Google-enabled ‘safe’ search engine for children

    (This article has been revised from the original. For details, please scroll to the bottom of this article.) Now, you no longer need to watch over your child’s shoulder while s/he is searching for something on the internet. Kiddle, a new customised search engine for children, uses a modified version of Google search to make […]

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    This Rs. 2,000 ‘Desktop PC’ Could Be the Computer You Need

    A new Indiegogo project out of Shenzen, China, promises to make low-cost computing accessible to all. Running the Android-based Remix 2.0 OS, the Unuiga S905 claims to be the cheapest 64-bit Android desktop PC in the world. The device is cheaper than any Android handset on the market, but of course, the maker can save […]

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    Intel Mastermind, Silicon Valley Statesman Andy Grove Dead at 79

    Andy Grove, the Silicon Valley elder statesman who made Intel into the world’s top chipmaker and helped usher in the personal computer age, died on Tuesday at age 79, Intel said. The company did not describe the circumstances of his death but Grove, who endured the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War Two, living […]