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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.

Apr 08 2019

Highest mobile call climb begins

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A British climber is in the closing stages of an attempt to set a world record for the highest mobile call.

Rod Baber is making final preparations to scale Mount Everest and make the call from its north ridge. Following weeks of acclimatisation, Mr Baber is now at base camp recuperating and checking equipment prior to beginning the actual ascent. The expedition will begin its final push on 15 May and aims to reach the summit about eight days later.

Apr 08 2019

Robots to use Human mental mapping

Navigation Robots

US researchers have made a huge leap forward in Robot design, these Robots use educated “guesswork” to find their way around.

Very similar to the human navigational process, where we build up a “mental map” of our surroundings by recognising familiar sights… Five is alive!

Apr 07 2019

Ubuntu for Mobile Phones

Ubuntu for Mobiles

Mobile devices are becoming more and more sophisticated. A version of the increasingly popular Linux operating system Ubuntu will be developed for use on net-enabled phones and devices.

The Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded project aims to create the open source platform for initial release in October 2007. The operating system will be developed by members of the Ubuntu community, along with staff from chip giant Intel.

Apr 07 2019

New Television service for deaf people

A new web-based television service, or IPTV, for British Sign Language (BSL) users has recently launched in the UK.

VeeSee TV airs news and other programmes in BSL and is available 24 hours a day. The channel can be viewed on a computer or via a set-top box and is the brainchild of BSL interpreter Susie Grant.

Apr 06 2019

Beer may be good for you!

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A pint of beer may help protect against heart disease more effectively than red wine or spirits, researchers have found.

Apr 06 2019

DRM group vows to fight bloggers

DRM group vows to fight bloggers

Bloggers were said to have “crossed the line” when they posted a software key that could break the encryption on some HD-DVDs, the AACS copy protection body has said.
Thousands of websites published the key, which had been uncovered in a bid to circumvent digital rights management (DRM) technology on HD-DVD discs.

Apr 05 2019

How does your website score?

Sitescore is a fantastic FREE tool that will view your website and score it based on how well Designed, Popular, and Accessible it is. They have a Top 10 and Top 500 to get into; Digg.com has a score of 8.6 (out of 10) and placed at 138, can you do better? The reports are well laid out and extremely descriptive; quite simply this is the best on-line tool for checking websites we have seen to date.