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Welcome to our Articles section, we try and update this section at least twice weekly, so check back regularly for the most up to date info. Our sections include Future of Computing, Internet Tools, Tea Break and Web Development.

Jun 29 2017

Top Gear star (Richard Hammond) runs 16 miles not to miss his daughters Birthday

Something a bit different from our usual Tea break articles.
Top Gear star Richard Hammond abandoned his Porsche 911 in floods to run 16 miles home for his daughter’s fourth birthday. Hammond had been driving from London to his home in Herefordshire on Friday when he became stuck in traffic caused by flooding in the area.

After a mammoth 12-hour journey, the presenter abandoned his Porsche 911 Carrera in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, at 3am on Saturday morning and ran home.

Jun 28 2017

Hitachi release first Terabyte Harddrive

Hitachi were the first to announce and produce their 1 Terabyte HDD, with Samsung and Seagate offerings soon to follow. Dates for those to hit the market are late August and end of September, respectively, leaving the Deskstar 7K1000 a few months to steal the limelight. Although all still seems quiet on the western front with Western Digital being rather silent about its drives. Price: £250, €400, $399

Jun 28 2017

Teenager receives £44,000 from eBaY auction

A teenager from Norfolk, UK who bought a PlayStation 2 on Ebay was a little surprised when he received £44,000 from the seller instead of two promised games!

He was the winning bidder for a Playstation 2, which he paid £95 for (and received), but without any of the two promised games. Although £44,000 instead!

Jun 27 2017

Milestone for bionic hand

Bionic hand Solder

The hand is controlled by the user’s mind and muscles, the highly functional bionic hand which was invented by a Scottish NHS worker has gone on the market.

The technology has been tested by US soldiers who lost limbs in the Iraq war.

Jun 27 2017

University staff spy on students via Facebook

Face Book Logo

Staff at Oxford University have been searching Social networking sites such as Facebook to collect photographs of students who they say have broken rules on post-examination celebrations, and handing out fines!

Jun 26 2017

Storage of the future, the size of a Grain of sand!

One gram of this substance could store 887,808 petabytes, that’s the equivalent storage of more than 11 billion typical PCs!!

Data storage demand is ever increasing, Scientists are researching new ways of storing data that could solve all the problems, but is it ethically correct to store EVERYTHING?

Jun 26 2017

Hackers already taking apart iPhone

Apple iPhone

Hundreds of hackers and security researchers have been working to discover vulnerabilities in the latest mobile phone from Apple. Within hours of going on sale the iPhone was being probed, top of their list has been cracking the code that ties the phone to operator AT&T, the iPhone’s exclusive network.