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As telephone engineers we often spot some weird and wonderful phone systems, sometimes the clients ‘comm’s’ room still have old phone systems hanging on the walls dating back to the early 1980’s, sadly some are even plugged into the mains as no-one knows what they are or what they do.

 

The thing is whilst things are working well there is little reason to change anything, if it works don’t fix it is often the thought behind doing nothing.

 

As it happens things have moved on, dramatically.  Just lik...

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Apple could revive the ancient scrolls used by the Roman Empire- but with a modern twist.

The Cupertino company has received a new patent for a device consisting of two barrel-shaped casings that house a OLED retractable screen, processing unit, cameras and other electronics.

The patent has suggested that the firm may be looking at alternative designs for its iPhone and iPad.

Apple could revive the ancient scrolls used by the Roman Empire- but with a modern twist. The Cupertino company has received a new patent for a device consisting of two barrel-shaped casings that house a OLED retractable screen, processing unit, cameras and other electronics

Apple could revive the ancient scrolls used by the Roman Empire- but with a modern twist. The Cupertino company has receiv...

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I’ve used AirPods for a month — here are 6 changes Apple should make to the next version

apple airpodsThe Apple AirPods.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

 

Apple’s AirPodsare fine.

They’re lightweight, they’re remarkably easy to pair with an iPhone, and they’re one of two truly wireless earphones I’ve used that can hold a Bluetooth connection without totally freaking out.

They work. You’d be surprised at how few wireless headphones you can say that about.

Still, I’d have a hard time recommending them to non-tech-ent...

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Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors
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Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has hired a key Apple software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self-driving software efforts, Tesla said in a blog post Tuesday.

Chris Lattner, who served at Apple for more than a decade, said in a online message to Apple developers on Tuesday morning that he would "leave Apple later this month to pursue an opportunity in another space" without saying whic...

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From cloud computing to internet-enabled smartphones, technology is constantly evolving, revolutionising the way we live our lives and run our businesses. Mobile is overtaking desktop, media and marketing is adopting digital and our world is increasingly becoming more connected.

Looking back at 2016, it has been a landmark year in terms of technology developments. We’ve seen the launch of the iPhone 7, with its waterproof casing, and Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy Note 7, while VR and AR h...

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Computer Business Review is here to help you ring in the new year with some predictions from experts in the industry. The Cloud industry showed no signs of slowing down in 2016 as the leading players continued to innovate at a rapid pace. Will 2017 bring more of the same? Here’s what the experts have to say. 

Multi-cloud on the rise in 2017

Kaushik Balasubramanian, Sr. Director of VMware practice

“Just as the combination of public and private clouds is here to stay, major cloud providers like Racks...

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Sergey Halyavin is a young boy from Kushva, situated in central Russia. The boy designed a mouse that can be used by people who don’t have hands or are unable to use them.  Sergey confessed the idea and the motivation for creating this device came from a situation he witnessed in high school where one of his classmates was suffering from a severe muscle disease.

The affection which prevented the boy from using a normal mouse motivated the Russian teen to come up with something revolutionary. Ac...

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MICROSOFT just added a useful new feature for Windows 10 beta testers that lets laptop owners customise trackpad gestures

Microsoft has included the ability to customise gestures on the trackpadWINDOWS • MICROSOFT

Microsoft has included the ability to customise gestures on the trackpad

Microsoft has included a new feature in the latest beta for Windows 10.

The latest version of the Windows operating system adds the ability to customise gestures on the trackpad.

Windows 10 already used touchpad gestures to great effect.

For example, a quick three-finger swip...

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It's hard to imagine that Apple would know much about an industry that companies like Ford have spent generations pioneering, but experts said Apple has quite a bit to work with compared to the hottest start-ups in the automotive sector.

 Apple has never openly confirmed it is working on a car, though CEO Tim Cook has said he thinks it is possible to envision an automobile industry supply chain much like the electronics industry.
Apple CEO Tim Cook
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Apple CEO Tim Cook

The long-floating rumour recently gai...

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Six days after delivering a failed Windows 10 update, Microsoft has offered a fix-it script and an explanation.

windows-10-crowd.jpg The fix-it script arrived less than a week after first reports

Six days after it delivered a cumulative update that failed to install on some users' PCs, Microsoft has released a fix-it tool.

 
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