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Computers Get Emotional

Shutterstock This week’s milestones in the history of technology include the birth of emoticons, ICANN, the hearing aid, the punched card tabulating machine, computer-based consumer information services, and the first set of specifications for digital computers. September 18, 1998 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is formed as a California non-profit corporation to oversee a number of Internet-related tasks previously performed directly ... Read More »

Computer insecurity affects us all

We depend on computers to run our world but our current infrastructure for linking our machines is poorly designed and lacks basic protections. This comes down to three things: The physical ‘stuff’ that makes up the internet, including computers, WiFi equipment and all the bits and pieces that your data pass through to get to their destination; The software that ... Read More »

The Roots of Computer Code Lie in Telegraph Code

Famously, the first long-distance message Samuel Morse sent on the telegraph was “What hath God wrought?” When it comes to digital progress, it’s a question that’s still being answered. The telegraph was a revolutionary means of communication in itself, but it’s also connected to the development of modern computer languages. Like any new technology, its creation had a ripple effect, provoking a ... Read More »

How to Wipe a Computer Clean of Personal Data

Many families have welcomed new PCs into their homes, thanks to back-to-school and Labor Day sales, leaving older computers to be donated, recycled, or sold. That makes this a good time to learn how to perform a factory reset. What is a factory reset? That’s when you wipe your computer’s hard drive and reinstall its operating system. Doing this reverts your ... Read More »

How to upgrade to Windows 10

If you have a genuine version of Windows 7 or 8.1 then upgrading to Windows 10 is relatively simple. After the upgrade process, you won’t get a licence key, but here’s why Windows 10 doesn’t need one. As the free upgrade ended in July 2016, Windows 10 home now costs £99.99 and Windows 10 Pro costs £189.99 to download. There isn’t a cheaper ‘upgrade’ version like there ... Read More »

Dutchess honors youth graduates of summer computer program

Seventeen local young people have been recognized by Dutchess County for completing its two-day summer session teaching critical computer and financial skills. The Youth Financial Literacy & Computer Training Program was offered in July and August, according to a press release from County Executive Marc Molinaro. Participants’ ages ranged from 17 to 19, and all those enrolled came from families ... Read More »

Computer class offered for women

Females in the area are about to get an offer for free. A Computer Skills Training Course is being offered by the Women of Inspiration Fund of the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas as one of the projects to accomplish the goals of the fund — to encourage, enlighten and enrich lives of women in southwest Kansas. The 5-week Computer ... Read More »

WHAT JAMES DAMORE GOT WRONG ABOUT GENDER BIAS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

IN AUGUST GOOGLE employee James Damore made the news and even Wikipedia by publishing his speculation that female software engineers are underrepresented due to inherent biological differences. Although he admitted that implicit bias and explicit bias may exist, Damore wrote, “I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that ... Read More »

Computer scammers rip off Naples woman

A Naples woman, who wants to remain anonymous says a scammer drained $18,000 from her bank account. “He knew the license, then I thought they were legitimate,” said the woman, who received a call earlier this month from someone claiming to be a computer technician. For 200 dollars she let the expert fix the problem, and gain remote access to ... Read More »

Windows 10 S Can Now Be Installed on Any PC With New Tool

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft is making it easier to try Windows 10 S Insiders can now test Windows 10 S on their machines Microsoft announced Windows 10 S earlier this year As Microsoft works to extend the reach of Windows 10 S, an additional education-focused variant of its desktop operating system that it announced three months ago, the company is now looking at ... Read More »