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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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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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MIPS

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This page describes the term MIPS and lists other pages on the Web where you can find additional information.
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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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Explore the National Museum of Computing | The National Museum of Computing

Explore the National Museum of Computing | The National Museum of Computing | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
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Everything You Need to Know About Chipsets | Hardware Secrets

Everything You Need to Know About Chipsets | Hardware Secrets | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
What is a chipset? What are its functions? What is its importance? What is its influence in the computer’s performance? In this tutorial we will answer all of these questions and more.
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Seeing the Library through the Terminator's Eyes: Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is a location-aware technology that can help libraries widen access to resources and promote services to users in exciting and innovative ways
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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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How internet encryption works

How internet encryption works | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
You may not realise you use encryption, but you probably do – and if someone breaks it, your details are theirs to own
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HowStuffWorks "How Caching Works"

HowStuffWorks "How Caching Works" | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
Caching greatly increases the speed at which your computer pulls bits and bytes from memory. Do you know how it speeds things up? Find out why a little computer cache goes a really, really long way.
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Q. How hard can 3D printing really be? A. Quite hard

Q. How hard can 3D printing really be? A. Quite hard | Computer Systems Architecture 6 | Scoop.it
A gun. Red blood cells. Human organs. If you’ve read any one of hundreds of reports about the potential of 3D printing it’s difficult not to be excited.
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