Archive for 'Tablets' Category

How Nasa is teaching us how to live more sustainably

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 16, 2016

Nasa astronauts who spend months on end in orbit have to learn to make do and mend in the best tradition of sustainability. Missions to bring fresh supplies are expensive and time consuming. For any astronauts who take on a mission to Mars, planned for the 2030s, with the round trip likely to take two […]

The history of the @ sign

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, May 16, 2016

The @ character is the symbol of the internet age, crucial for emails and social networking. The “at sign” was once an obscure symbol known only to bookkeepers. That changed thanks to Ray Tomlinson, the man widely regarded as the inventor of the email. He plucked it from his keyboard in 1971 to go between […]

Raspberry Pi 3 adds wi-fi and Bluetooth

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The new Raspberry Pi 3 has built in wi-fi and Bluetooth technology The Raspberry Pi has become the most popular British computer yet made. The title was formerly held by the Amstrad PCW which is believed to have sold a total of eight million units. Sales of the Raspberry Pi will surpass that figure this […]

Minecraft- good or evil?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2015

Minecraft the computer game occupies millions of children- in homes as well as classrooms. Minecraft is “digital Lego” – a computer game in which you build things using cubic blocks. But it’s Lego on steroids. You never run out of blocks and they never topple over. You can walk among your own creations, and play […]

New number spoofing scam warning by fraudsters

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014

A new smartphone scam – known as number spoofing – is getting millions of pounds for fraudsters consumers are being warned. Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) said the scam has become increasingly common in recent weeks. Typically criminals fool people into thinking they are talking to their bank, or the police, on the phone. […]

World’s first smartphone is 20 years old

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

IBM’s Simon Personal Communicator was the forerunner of the modern smartphone. The IBM Simon went on sale to the public on 16 August 1994 and combined mobile phone technology with a wide range of computing features. To mark the 20th anniversary, London’s Science Museum is putting it on display in its new Information Age gallery. […]

UK online spending up by 16% according to Ofcom

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, December 23, 2013

UK shoppers’ online spending increased on average by 16% per person in 2012 compared to 2011- according to the latest data from Ofcom.The figures show that the average spend was £1,175 compared to £1,017 the year before. The figure is more than double the average spend per head of other countries in the survey. According […]

Microsoft upgrades Surface tablets after poor sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

Microsoft is upgrading its range of Surface tablets following weak sales of the original models. The updates include faster processors and higher resolution screens and cameras. Both the ARM-based Windows RT version and Intel-powered Windows 8 edition are being upgraded. The firm previously posted a £560 million writedown after building more of the first-generation RT […]

PC sales are in terminal decline new data confirms

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Global personal computer (PC) sales have fallen for the fifth quarter in a row, making it the “longest duration of decline” in history.Worldwide PC shipments totalled 76 million units in the second quarter, a 10.9% drop from a year earlier, according to research firm Gartner. PC sales have been hurt in recent years by the […]

Tablet sales more than double globally

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tablet computer shipments soared in the first quarter of 2013, growing by 142.4% compared with the same period in 2012, according to analysts IDC.Figures suggested more tablets were shipped from January to March 2013 than in the entire first half of 2012. Apple remains the biggest brand in the market with a 39.6% share. According […]