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Archive, 13 October1965: computer lessons for politicians: | Politics

On Monday some 75 MPs, peers, and party officials will begin a three day course on computer appreciation and introductory programming.

This snatching after technological literacy is being organised by Elliott Automation, which, with the blessing of the three whips, the late speaker, and the serjeant-at-arms in the House of Commons.

The three day course looks rather like escalation in reverse. Is not Mr Marples, as Opposition spokesman on technology, now completing a sabbatical year’s study of automation and computers in this country, the United States, and Japan? Is not Mr Cousins, the minister of technology, now spending eight days reviewing American developments in technology and automation?

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At least Mr Marples and Mr Cousins will not have it all their own way in future debates on automation in the House, nor can they expect a silent and subservient audience.

During the three day course the 75 politicians, split into

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Is Applied Materials (AMAT) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Applied Materials (AMAT), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question.

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Applied Materials is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 613 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #13. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups is measured, and the sectors are listed from best to worst.

The Zacks Rank is a successful stock-picking model that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions. The system highlights a number of different stocks that could be poised to outperform the broader market over the next one

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Apple May Delay First Mac Computer With Own Silicon Processor

KEY POINTS

  • Apple is working on a Mac that’s powered by in-house silicon
  • The first Mac of this kind will not be launched this month, a report claims
  • The device will be announced during another event in November

It’s not a secret that Apple is working on a Mac that runs on the company’s own silicon. The first device of this kind, however, might not be announced alongside the new iPhones that will be revealed in the Apple event set for Tuesday, a report said.

Apple previously said that it will transition its Macs from Intel chips to in-house silicon. At the time, the company said that it will be able to release the first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year. A report from Bloomberg, however, said that those who are looking forward to seeing the device during the upcoming Apple event will have to wait

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Wahoo Elemnt Roam GPS Cycle Computer

A cycle computer that aids navigation and rider performance.

Good points?

Set up and configurations are easy thanks to the companion app which guides you through all aspects of the device. There are tons of settings you can choose from to activate making the app very helpful in that regard.

Connectivity is provided via Bluetooth, ANT+ and WiFi to your devices which allows users to upload activities and download new routes. The only cable needed is the one to charge the unit. Dual-band technology permits use of multiple external sensors simultaneously, such as tracking your pedalling cadence, power output and heart rate.

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Wahoo has included turn-by-turn navigation which not only prompts you along the route to stay on track but should you happen to stray, the unit triggers an alert and gives directions to return to the intended route or

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Sterling Group acquires Dubai’s computer brand iLife as pandemic makes tech an investor favourite

Remote work and schooling is making tech and tech brands popular with investors. The Sterling deal will speed up iLife’s moves into new categories.
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Dubai: The Sterling Group, the private equity firm, has acquired Dubai-based iLife Digital Technology, a PC brand, for an undisclosed amount. The investment will be used to speed up iLife Digital’s growth plans as well as increase its market share. Other geographies too might be added.

“Coronavirus has created PC sales spike – globally,” said Anees Mian, co-founder of iLife Digital Technology. “With accelerated spread of Covid-19 there has been a surge in consumers buying devices in order to work-from-home – partnering with Sterling Group was a strategic move.” 

Pick up COVID-19 generated growth

For Sterling, it meant an exposure in a “lucrative sector buoyed by positive developments”. Headquartered in Dubai, iLife has had a pan-India presence for around three years. It plans

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Commercially Available Silicon Quantum Computer Moves Forward With Quietest Bits On Record

KEY POINTS

  • Physicists achieve a noise level 10 times lower than the previous record
  • Demonstration proves to take a major step closer to a full-scale silicon quantum processor 
  • Next step could be a 10-qubit prototype quantum integrated processor by 2023

The lowest noise level on record for a semiconductor quantum bit has been demonstrated by a team of quantum physicists, bringing the development of a commercially available silicon quantum computer one step forward to possibility. 

In a study published in Advanced Materials, the physicists said they were able to achieve a noise level 10 times lower than previously recorded for any semiconductor qubit. Specifically, they demonstrated a low-level charge noise of  S0 = 0.0088 ± 0.0004 μeV2 Hz−1. 

As a next step, the team is now looking forward to demonstrating the capability required to produce a reliable 10-qubit prototype quantum integrated processor by 2023. 

“Our team is now working towards

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Is Zoom Video Communications (ZM) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Has Zoom Video Communications (ZM) been one of those stocks this year? Let’s take a closer look at the stock’s year-to-date performance to find out.

Zoom Video Communications is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes 613 different companies and currently sits at #11 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

The Zacks Rank emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find stocks with improving earnings outlooks. This system has a long record of success, and these stocks tend to be on track to beat the market over the next one to three months. ZM is currently sporting

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D-Wave commercialises its first 5000+ qubit quantum computer

D-Wave’s new hybrid solver gives application developers the ability to switch from binary variables, like 0 or 1, to a quadratic model, like red, yellow, and blue.

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A Canadian quantum computing firm D-Wave announced on Tuesday it is commercialising its next-generation system Advantage, built for businesses.

The company’s computer is already being used, via its cloud, by some corporations to build and run applications for their operations.

D-Wave is taking another step, and making Advantage generally available to other businesses through its cloud platform Leap. The system is made of more than 5000 qubits, which is more than double the count of processing units in its earlier D-Wave’s 2000Q machine.

 

(Qubit are processing units in a quantum system, just like bits are in a conventional computer.)

Each of these

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How to automatically record meetings on Zoom using your computer



a man standing in front of a computer: You can change your settings in Zoom to automatically record calls that you host. Zoom


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You can change your settings in Zoom to automatically record calls that you host. Zoom

  • You can set Zoom to automatically record all the meetings that you host.
  • When changing your Zoom settings, you can also choose whether you want the recordings to be saved to your computer or the cloud.
  • For added transparency, you can turn on the “Recording consent” feature to let others in the call know when you’re recording.
  • This story is a part Business Insider’s Guide to Zoom.

You can easily turn on the “Automatic Record” feature in your Zoom settings online, and begin recording your Zoom calls. 

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Like other Zoom actions, such as the ability to mute and unmute participants, automatically recording the meeting only applies if you are the host.

It’s important to note that you are also unable to make any of these changes in the Zoom app for

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How to update or reinstall your drivers in Windows 10 to keep your computer running smoothly



an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: You'll need to manually update your drivers in Windows 10 if automatic updates aren't enabled. Hollis Johnson


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You’ll need to manually update your drivers in Windows 10 if automatic updates aren’t enabled. Hollis Johnson

  • To update your drivers in Windows 10, open the Device Manager and right-click the device you need to update.
  • The most important drivers on your computer will likely be updated automatically along with other Windows updates, but you can still check for updates manually.
  • Drivers are essential software that keep the various devices and components in your Windows computer working properly.
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Drivers are software that various devices on your Windows computer, such as the sound and graphics cards, rely on to work properly. Without these drivers, most of your computer would break down.

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And like other pieces of software, they occasionally need to be updated. However, it’s not always easy to figure out how to update them.

Many drivers

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