Category Archives: Computing

NVidia aims to tackle UK’s AI skills gap by educating year nine students

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Computer chip developer NVidia has launched an initiative to address the UK’s skills gap in artificial intelligence (AI) by educating teenagers. The project has been created in partnership with Computing at School (CAS), a company that promotes education about computer science. It will provide a teaching kit for year nine pupils (age 13 to 14) instructing […]

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Dell considers plan to return to the stock market to reduce its $46bn of debts

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Michael Dell may soon have to put up with shareholders, once again Hardware giant Dell is reportedly considering a plan to go public , just five years after its founder and CEO Michael Dell took it private. The aim of the plan, according to reports, would be to cut the company’s $43 billion in debts.  […]

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ICO launches data protection excellence award

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is marking Data Protection Day 2018 by launching an award to recognise excellence in the field of information rights. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be […]

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Leak confirms CEO dumped Intel shares after Meltdown and Spectre processor flaw

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Intel started to notify hardware makers under non-disclosure about the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws more than a month before the vulnerabilities were revealed to users. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information […]

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Case study: Network Rail uses cloud to get its digital data preservation plans on track

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Network Rail has owned, operated and maintained the UK’s entire railway infrastructure since 2002, and – by virtue of its age – the vast majority of the organisation’s corporate data is digitised. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You […]

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Lots of lingering problems in a very messy month

On the heels of a relatively benevolent December Patch Tuesday, the stream of patches pouring out of Microsoft (and Intel!) in January reached epic proportions. To be fair, it looks as if Microsoft got drawn into releasing its Meltdown/Spectre barrage early – on Jan. 3 – but they were so buggy they were withdrawn for […]

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North has 1.4 job vacancies for each digital worker

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In the north of England, there are 1.4 job vacancies for every digital worker in the region, according to research. A study by professional services provider EY and government-backed organisation Tech North found that 712,750 digital technology vacancies were advertised across the north over the past three years, but there are currently only 168,671 digital […]

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WD turns to single app portal to create 'mobile moments' for workers

Over the past year and a half, storage hardware maker Western Digital (WD) has been in the throes of a massive integration of three companies onto a single application portal. After acquiring two multi-billion dollar competitors in the past five years – HGST and SanDisk – WD chose to create a new, single application web portal instead […]

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Chinese phone manufacturers slam Broadcom's $130bn bid for Qualcomm

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Chinese smartphone makers fear a Broadcom monopoly dominating global semiconductor markets Some of China’s biggest smartphone manufacturers have slammed Broadcom’s $130 billion bid for Qualcomm, claiming that it will endanger competition in the industry. Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, among the biggest names in the smartphone manufacturing business, believe that the deal would hamper innovation and […]

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

devtools package development, package installation While devtools is aimed at helping you create your own R packages, it’s also essential if you want to easily install other packages from GitHub. Install it! Requires Rtools on Windows and XCode on a Mac. On CRAN. install_github(“rstudio/leaflet”) Hadley Wickham & others remotes package installation If all you want […]

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