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Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster | Tim Harford

Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster  | Tim Harford | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
The Long Read: We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?
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How Amazon took control of the cloud | John Naughton

How Amazon took control of the cloud | John Naughton | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Amazon’s web services are now worth more than its entire retail operation – and growing three times as fast
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Which should I buy: a PC or a Mac? | Technology | The Guardian

Which should I buy: a PC or a Mac? | Technology | The Guardian | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Ugo is a PC user, but his daughter thinks he should buy a Mac. Rather than compare narrow specifications, it’s worth considering the attractions of the rival ecosystems
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Teach-ICT A Level Computing OCR exam board - Interrupt Handling

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HTG Explains: Why It’s Good That Your Computer’s RAM Is Full

HTG Explains: Why It’s Good That Your Computer’s RAM Is Full | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Is Windows, Linux, Android, or another operating system using a lot of RAM? Don’t panic! Modern operating systems use RAM as a file cache to speed things up. Assuming your computer is performing well, there’s nothing to worry about.
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Police called on video game developer over 'Global Thermonuclear War' plans

Police called on video game developer over 'Global Thermonuclear War' plans | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Henry Smith, a games developer from Bristol, was reported to the police for the diagrams of his new project. By Alex Hern
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Sky...what?


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The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy

The internet of things - the next big challenge to our privacy | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Privacy is a hot-button issue in the tech world. How will it fare in the age of pervasive computing – a world of billions of connected devices, systems, and services exchanging personal data? By Jat Singh and Julia Powles
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How To Build A Faster 3D CAD PC

How To Build A Faster 3D CAD PC | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Interested in building your own 3D CAD PC? Here are the important factors to consider and a couple example builds to get you started off right!
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What is Instruction Set?

Computer dictionary definition for what Instruction Set means including related links, information, and terms.
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Man & Computer - IBM 1965

The film Man & Computer, made in 1965 by IBM's UK branch, provides a basic understanding of computer operations. A large portion of the film shows the ways i...
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HowStuffWorks "Public Key Encryption"

HowStuffWorks "Public Key Encryption" | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
How secure is the Internet for sending sensitive information? Learn all about encryption, authentication, hash algorithms and more.
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Multi-core and multi-threading performance (the multi-core myth?)

Multi-core and multi-threading performance (the multi-core myth?) | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Today I read a new article on Anandtech, discussing the Bulldozer architecture in detail, focusing on where it performs well, and more importantly, where it does not, and why. There weren't too many surprises in the article, as I mentioned most problematic areas (decoding, integer ALU configuration, shared FPU, cache configuration...) years ago already. But…
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Steam Machine – is this the future of living room gaming? | Technology | The Guardian

Steam Machine – is this the future of living room gaming? | Technology | The Guardian | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Valve’s first PC-based consoles are to launch in November looking to compete with PlayStation and Xbox – here’s how it works
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Khan Academy

Khan Academy | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
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What is IRQ (Interrupt ReQuest)?

What is IRQ (Interrupt ReQuest)? | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Computer dictionary definition for what IRQ (Interrupt ReQuest) means including related links, information, and terms.
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'Internet of things' is the most over-hyped technology, say analysts

'Internet of things' is the most over-hyped technology, say analysts | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Gartner puts the technology firmly at the peak of the ‘hype cycle’. By Alex Hern
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Wanted: a cheap laptop for gaming

Wanted: a cheap laptop for gaming | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Ask Jack: John Abbott wants to buy his computer-game-loving grandson a laptop for around £500, but it's hard to get a PC gaming system for that sort of price
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Higher Computing Peripherals Unit

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Have a look at this for information on interfaces. The last bit doesn't apply to us.

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Samsung smartphones to follow in Apple's 64-bit footsteps... at some point

Samsung smartphones to follow in Apple's 64-bit footsteps... at some point | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Lack of 64-bit Android means that any Samsung smartphone would be constrained to run in 32-bit mode - and experts puzzle over benefit of 64-bit functions. By Charles Arthur
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engineersminute

engineersminute | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Hello guys, I am Omkar Bhagat. This is my second youtube channel, Engineers Minute. On this channel, I share videos based on Mumbai University Engineering Sy...
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