Category Archives: Computing

Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

It’s easy to dismiss the smart-display market. A smart display is like an Amazon Echo- or Google Home-style virtual assistant appliance, but with a screen that can show visual results, rather than just spoken ones, and facilitate video calls. Right now, the only smart displays you can buy are Amazon’s creepy Echo Look, an appliance […]

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Google moves to end website installation of Chrome extensions

Google this week began barring Chrome users from installing add-ons offered by third-party websites, the last steps toward making the company’s own market the only available source for browser extensions. “We continue to receive large volumes of complaints from users about unwanted extensions causing their Chrome experience to change unexpectedly – and the majority of […]

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The Best Games of E3 2018

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E3 2018 is slowly drawing to a close over in LA and what a week it has has been. With fantastic showings all the way through from all who attended, we’ve got some great information on brand new IPs, highly sought after re-makes and a fair few surprises along the way too. On what was […]

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Why has Apple put Mac users in the Mojave desert?

Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 Mojave looks really nice. I think Mac users will like it. But why has Apple chosen to leave the mountains to name the next-generation of its platform after a desert? With so many Mac users concerned about the future of the platform, is someone at the company trying to tell […]

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IPsoft’s digital worker is part of a shift in human productivity

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Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Human workers need to be ready to change how they work because artificial intelligence (AI) learns to do things faster, more accurately and at a lower cost – and the risk posed to organisations not adopting the technology becomes greater than the risk of being an early user. “; } […]

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Datacentre industry must stop doing itself down on sustainability, says EUDCA board member

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The datacentre industry must stop criticising itself over its energy use and start talking up how its activities contribute to improving the sustainability of society as a whole, it has been claimed. During a panel debate at the Datacloud Europe Congress in Monaco, European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) board member Michael Winterson said datacentres make […]

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How Ocado built an online grocery delivery platform business

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Ocado has been around for nearly 18 years. Over that time, it has gained a lot of experience in delivering groceries in the UK. Its original business model has evolved to a point where it supports not only the company’s own online grocery fulfilment, but also a growing number of online grocers, who buy its platform as […]

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Nordic healthcare services provider outsources IT infrastructure

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Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Denmark-based healthcare services provider Falck has outsourced its IT infrastructure to HCL as part of its technology-enabled business transformation. HCL will bring together Falck’s IT services into a single global IT infrastructure service to simplify and standardise what is currently made up of disparate datacentres, networks and operating systems around […]

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First look: Office 2019’s likeliest new features

It’s getting close to time for the next major revision of the non-subscription version of Office, Office 2019, expected to be launched in the second half of this year. Microsoft calls this the “perpetual” version of Office because you pay a one-time fee for it and own it forever, and it doesn’t get upgrades until […]

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Best Camera Phone 2018: What's the Best Smartphone for Photo & Video?

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Flagship phones have got to the point where raw performance doesn’t really need to get much better, and so they are differentiated by their design, battery life, unique features and photography capabilities. We’re focusing on the latter here, given that for many people a smartphone now replaces a physical camera. Our aim: to discover what is the very best […]

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