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'Two-year-olds should be taught to code to tackle gender gap'

'Two-year-olds should be taught to code to tackle gender gap'

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Walk, talk, code. That should be the three aims of a two-year-old child of 2017, according to computing pioneer Stephanie Shirley. While most toddlers will be getting to grips with ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 21st 2017 at 9:25AM
Is a smarter Cortana set to take over IoT market?

Is a smarter Cortana set to take over IoT market?

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Microsoft’s speech recognition system just got a whole lot more reliable. Microsoft has announced that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a record 5.1 per cent error rate. Used ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 21st 2017 at 9:04AM
PCR Five for Friday (18/08/2017)

PCR Five for Friday (18/08/2017)

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Five for Friday is a weekly feature to give a brief roundup of our top five stories from the week that you might have missedThink we left anything ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Aug 18th 2017 at 10:30AM
A-level results highlight worryingly early gender disparity within tech industry

A-level results highlight worryingly early gender disparity within tech industry

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More must be done to encourage young girls to get into the technology sector. Yesterday’s A-level results revealed that only 9.8 per cent of those completing computer-related courses were girls. ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 18th 2017 at 10:18AM

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Tech Data strengthens gaming proposition with new hire

Tech Data strengthens gaming proposition with new hire

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Gaming is one of the fastest growing sectors in the market, and now Tech Data has stepped up its efforts to support customers by appointing Christian Cox as its new ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Aug 18th 2017 at 10:05AM
Manchester emerges as technology hub as firms look beyond London

Manchester emerges as technology hub as firms look beyond London

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Manchester is fast becoming a technology hub, with more and more firms opting to relocate to the northwest city. The city’s thriving tech sector now accounts for nearly half of ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 18th 2017 at 9:56AM
Intel's next-gen CPUs have a name

Intel's next-gen CPUs have a name

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Intel has quietly leaked out a slither of info about its next-generation desktop chips. And it's not just the 8th-generation's name, but also apparently the 9th-gen as well.

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Aug 17th 2017 at 12:00PM
Ericsson to cut costs by axing 25,000 more jobs

Ericsson to cut costs by axing 25,000 more jobs

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Ericsson is reportedly considering getting rid of 25,000 more jobs in a major cost-cutting drive. The Mobile Telecoms unit has already axed around 7,000 jobs over the last 12 months ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 17th 2017 at 11:40AM
Toshiba takes another blow as US court rules in Western Digital's favour

Toshiba takes another blow as US court rules in Western Digital's favour

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Toshiba attempts to sell-off its valuable memory business have hit yet another roadblock. After months of legal wrangling with its partner Western Digital, a California Court has now ordered Toshiba ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 17th 2017 at 10:34AM
WatchGuard announces partnership with UK reseller Blue Cube

WatchGuard announces partnership with UK reseller Blue Cube

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Global security leader WatchGuard Technologies has strengthened its position in the UK by tying up a partnership deal with reseller Blue Cube. Based in West Sussex, Blue Cube joins as ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Aug 17th 2017 at 10:07AM

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