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WJEC apology after GCSE computer science exam problem

An apology has been made to GCSE pupils after a “technical issue” affected their computer science exam. Parents complained problems meant the start was delayed while pupils could not answer one of the questions. It is unclear how many schools were affected, but people in Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Pembrokeshire and Rhondda Cynon Taff highlighted issues. The WJEC exam board ... Read More »

THE NO-CPU COMPUTER GETS A C COMPILER

C is the most perfect language and it will run on anything. It will even run on a computer without a CPU. The computer in question here is the Gigatron, a fully-functional ‘home computer’ the likes of which you would find in the late 70s and early 80s, complete with a VGA output. What makes the Gigatron exceptional is the fact that ... Read More »

The lure of computers means Americans are sitting more than before

Despite the growing alarm about the harmful effects of sitting too much, Americans are sitting more than in the past — in part because people are spending more leisure time in front of the computers. The association between lots of sitting and bad health is now well-established, but there hasn’t been a lot of data on how sedentary Americans actually are, says Yin Cao, ... Read More »

Watch: YouTuber Builds Computer Out Of Pasta – And It Actually Works

The pasta PC uses the motherboard of an Asus Transformer tablet. What happens when your wife casually jokes about a PC made of pasta? You actually build it! This is what happened when YouTuber Micah Laplante, who runs the YouTube channel Laplanet Arts, did when his wife made the seemingly tasty joke. Laplante posted the video of the PC, aptly ... Read More »

UPPSC Recruitment 2019: Online registration for Computer science graduates closing soon, pay scale up to Rs 1.7 lakh

UPPSC Recruitment 2019: Computer Science engineers can apply before April 28(HT) UPPSC Recruitment 2019: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) will close the online registration window for vacancies for computer operator and programmer, soon. Computer Science graduates, software engineers are invited to apply for the posts before April 28. The notification was issued on March 28 and the last date to apply is very ... Read More »

Python_3 Coming to Bitcoin (BTC), Network Now a Super Computer?

The journey to building a supercomputer on the Bitcoin blockchain has begun with the uploading of Python 3. There are several benefits of bringing on-board Python. First, it is a high-level scripting language. Second, Python_3 is a superior version of Python 2. The upgrade introduced Python features like The_future_module, a new way to use the print function, a new way to read ... Read More »

How to Introduce Your Kid to Coding Without a Computer

If you want to teach your kid how to code, there’s certainly no shortage of apps, iPad-connected toys, motorized kits and programmable pets that you can buy for your future Google employee. Some are great, no doubt, but many focus on isolated skills, which may or may not be relevant in the decades ahead. For young children, what might be ... Read More »

The World’s First Reprogrammable DNA Computer is Here

Flexible Strands A stark limitation to biological computers was that any code programmed into DNA couldn’t be rewritten. UC Davis computer scientist David Doty told Wired that using a DNA computer is “like having to build a new computer out of new hardware just to run a new piece of software.” But now, Doty and his team have built the first DNA-based computer that ... Read More »

How to clear the cache on your Mac computer to make it run more efficiently

You may have heard that it’s important to clear the cache on your various electronic devices every once in a while. But what exactly is caching, and why do our devices use it? Cached data consists of the various temporary files that exist on a reserved area of your computer. According to Apple, cached data on your Mac computer speeds up the downloading ... Read More »

Nvidia Has a Cheap A.I.-Focused Computer for the Do-it-Yourself Crowd

Nvidia’s cutting-edge graphics cards used for playing video games and–increasingly–for performing artificial intelligence and machine learning tasks can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But on Monday, CEO Jensen Huang announced a product for the “maker” market of students, hobbyists, and tinkerers with a tiny $99 computer optimized for A.I and machine learning. Dubbed the Jetson Nano, the 3-inch ... Read More »