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UK will finally allow citizens to legally rip CDs

UK will finally allow citizens to legally rip CDs | KES Computing | Scoop.it
Still can't copy for friends, but you can now put Jagged Little Pill on your smartphone.
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How tide predicting, analog computers won World War II

How tide predicting, analog computers won World War II | KES Computing | Scoop.it
Without Lord Kelvin, there would have been no D-Day.

There's some very cool science history in the September issue of Physics Today, centering around a collection of analog computers, developed in the 19th century to predict tides.
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Cellular’s open source future is latched to tallest tree in the village

Cellular’s open source future is latched to tallest tree in the village | KES Computing | Scoop.it
Open source tech that could reshape mobile connects a West Papua village to the world.
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Does relying on an IDE for development make you a bad programmer?

Does relying on an IDE for development make you a bad programmer? | KES Computing | Scoop.it
The other evening I was reading this post by Rob Conery about his career decisions, programming language choices, and regrets. There is a lot there that surprised me, but a subtle bullet point in a list about the cons of .NET development got me thinking. Among others, a negative point he made about being a .NET developer was that he became more reliant on an IDE than he would have with PHP.
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More 1876 than 1995 - O'Reilly Radar

More 1876 than 1995 - O'Reilly Radar | KES Computing | Scoop.it
Philadelphia's Centennial Exposition of 1876 was America's first World's Fair, and was ostensibly held to mark the nation's 100th birthday. But it heralded the future as much as it...
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Keeping a Colossal secret

Keeping a Colossal secret | KES Computing | Scoop.it
One of the engineers who worked on the pioneering Colossus computer talks to the BBC for the first time about his wartime experiences
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Raspberry Pi: Hands-on with RISC OS | ZDNet

Raspberry Pi: Hands-on with RISC OS | ZDNet | KES Computing | Scoop.it
A unique alternative operating system - not a Linux based one, but one with a long history.
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25 Microchips That Shook the World - IEEE Spectrum

25 Microchips That Shook the World - IEEE Spectrum | KES Computing | Scoop.it
A list of some of the most innovative, intriguing, and inspiring integrated circuits
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Computers with brain-like intelligence are getting closer to reality

Computers with brain-like intelligence are getting closer to reality | KES Computing | Scoop.it
For decades, scientists have fantasized about creating robots with brain-like intelligence. This year, researchers tempted by that dream made great progress on achieving what has been called the holy grail of computing.
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Micro Python: more powerful than Arduino, simpler than the Raspberry Pi (Wired UK)

Micro Python: more powerful than Arduino, simpler than the Raspberry Pi (Wired UK) | KES Computing | Scoop.it
University of Cambridge theoretical physicist Damien George has built a tiny microcontroller that is more powerful than Arduino and far simpler than the Raspberry Pi.
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Gallery: The experimental controllers and retro rarities of GDC 2014

Gallery: The experimental controllers and retro rarities of GDC 2014 | KES Computing | Scoop.it
Also: Ouya graffiti, a giant teepee, and people looking silly in VR headsets.
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Gears of war: When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves

Gears of war: When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves | KES Computing | Scoop.it
In some ways, the Navy's latest computers fall short of the power of 1930s tech.
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Begin programming: build your first mobile game — University of Reading — FutureLearn

Begin programming: build your first mobile game — University of Reading — FutureLearn | KES Computing | Scoop.it
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Is it OK to edit for style on an open source project?

Is it OK to edit for style on an open source project? | KES Computing | Scoop.it
If a project doesn't follow best practice, is that encouraging bad practice?
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The Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came to Rule the World

The Unlikely Tale of How ARM Came to Rule the World | KES Computing | Scoop.it
The chipmaker has teamed with tech giants such as Apple and Qualcomm to help fend off rival Intel
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Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License - Slashdot

Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License - Slashdot | KES Computing | Scoop.it
goruka writes with news that a new game engine has been made available to Free Software developers under the permissive MIT license "Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed, game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can deploy to PC, Mobile and W...
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How do you face a programming task that you’ve never done before?

How do you face a programming task that you’ve never done before? | KES Computing | Scoop.it
If you're starting at a loss, evaluate your options.
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DARPA funds IBM development of chip that will self-destruct

DARPA funds IBM development of chip that will self-destruct | KES Computing | Scoop.it
To ensure enemies can’t capture tech, DARPA wants chip that turns to dust.
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UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office to open source

UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office  to open source | KES Computing | Scoop.it
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude plans to standardise on open formats to cut costs on Office suite and break 'oligopoly' of IT suppliers
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First Android Bootkit Found on Over 350000 Mobile Devices - The Next Web

First Android Bootkit Found on Over 350000 Mobile Devices - The Next Web | KES Computing | Scoop.it
First Android Bootkit Found on Over 350000 Mobile Devices
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A new trojan for Android has been discovered that resides in the memory of infected devices and launches itself early on in the OS loading stage.
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The 11 most influential microprocessors of all time

The 11 most influential microprocessors of all time | KES Computing | Scoop.it
From the brains of the Voyager space mission to the inspiration for modern CPUs, here are the chips that built our modern technological culture.
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Classic computer game ‘Doom,’ made in Mesquite, is 20 years old today

Few video games have had the impact that Doom has on the medium as a whole. While it wasn't the first first-person shooter out there, it was certainly one of the earliest hits of the genre, due in no small part to its revolutionary multiplayer.
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If you ever wanted to know why you all use Windows OS at home...

...Doom is the answer.

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