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Technical Insight: App Development For Entrepreneurs

ShutterstockShutterstock Do you have an idea for an app? Do you lack engineering expertise? Do you understand what you want but are confused with your next step? As an owner and director of a company specializing in designing and engineering software, I’ve been asked how to begin this journey on multiple occasions. Many entrepreneurs ask […]

What is application development and delivery?

Exploring how those colorful icons on your smartphone are made Organizations have a need for new applications to support their services, hence the need for new development. In addition, there are challenges such as the speed of development and the ease of use in rolling out these new apps to users, including the related topic […]

Windows 95 Is Now an App You Can Download on Any Computer


The entire operating system file is only 129 MB.

If you’d like to relive the heady days of 1995, when Seinfeld reigned supreme on the airwaves, and TLC warned us all about chasing waterfalls, you can now recreate a small part of the early personal-computer age.

As The Verge first noticed, Felix Rieseberg, a developer at Slack, decided to turn Microsoft’s world-changing operating system, Windows 95, into an app that anyone can download for their Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.

The entire operating system file is only 129 MB—a high-definition movie off iTunes is around 3 GB, for comparison—and you only need to download a single .zip file from GitHub to run it. It works surprisingly well, and many of the original apps are there and work well—you can waste your hours away doodling in Paint, play Solitaire until the cards fill the screen, and see if you remember how to play Minesweeper. The download also comes with a free trial of America Online Internet, which unsurprisingly, does not work, given that it’s 2018.

All that’s missing from this nostalgia trip is Windows 95’s truly blissful startup sound

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Original Date: Aug 24 2018

Original Author: Mike Murphy

It’s a Windows 10 computer that slides into your pocket for less than $250

It’s a Windows 10 computer that slides into your pocket for less than $250

Just when you thought smartphones were about to plant desktop PCs in the same shallow grave that swallowed DVDs, Blackberrys and fax machines, the PC is having a comeback. In fact, researchers just found that from April through June 2081, the PC market enjoyed its best sales quarter in six years.

The reality is that for all the marvels packed into your phone, there are just some tasks that are better accomplished seated in front of a full-size monitor and keyboard. For the past two years, Dutch-born Ockel Computers has split that difference with its Sirius B Pocket PC, a Windows 10 enabled computer that performs like a regular PC in a micro-sized, portable package.

Do you like good gadgets?

Those sweet cool gadgets?

Oh, yeah

You can find out what all the commotion is about by picking up an Ockel Sirius B at a fraction of the price of a regular PC at just $249, a $100 saving off its regular price from TNW Deals.

The Sirius B looks like a portable hard drive and easily slides into a pant pocket or purse. But when you plug it into a HDMI display and hook up a keyboard, you’re rocking a full-powered Windows 10 compatible computer. It’s like having an ever-ready travel laptop without lugging a laptop around.

With an Intel quad-core processor running the show, the Sirius B is packing 4GB of RAM, 32GB flash storage, three USB/HDMI ports, Micro SD capabilities and even built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. That’s more than enough juice to handle virtually any day-to-day computing needs.

With high-end computers still sporting price tags north of $500 to $1,000, the Sirius B is a major bargain, especially with the current $100 off deal, while the offer lasts.

School Is Right Around The Corner… What Is The Best Protection For Your Child’s Laptop?

What Are the Best Laptop Cases? Photo: Courtesy HBO Whether you have a top-of-the-line laptop tricked out for gaming or video-editing, or a cheap, bare-bones machine for basic word-processing and internet surfing, the last thing you want is to drop or spill something on your computer and end up spending hours — and lots of cash — at the […]

COMPUTER BUG Spider gets trapped INSIDE Apple iMac computer screen – and owner has no idea how to get it out

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “computer bug”… A BAFFLED Apple iMac owner has discovered a spider living inside the screen of his computer – and has no idea how to get it out. In a video posted to YouTube, Timothy Buchanan showed the eight-legged critter darting around his iMac screen, completely […]

Google’s Top Ranking Factors For Local SEO

PexelsPexels According to Google, nearly two-thirds of smartphone users are likely to purchase from companies that customize online information to a user’s location. In today’s high-tech society, it’s not enough to have a tastefully designed sign outside of your office or to hand out business cards at every local function you attend. With so many […]

University of Michigan creates tiny computer measuring 0.3mm

University of Michigan creates tiny computer measuring 0.3mm

Researchers at the University of Michigan weren’t happy when IBM took the record for the smallest computer in the world. The university was the previous record holder for world’s smallest computer and set about getting the record back. Researchers at the school have been successful in that with a new record for world’s smallest computer falling to the team.

The computer in question is a scant 0.3mm across, that is much smaller than a grain of rice. To qualify as a computer some believe the device must retain programming data when not externally powered. That leads some to wonder if the new tiny device from IBM and University of Michigan’s own device qualify as computers. Both of those devices lose all programming when they lose power.

Michigan researcher David Blaauw says that it’s a matter of opinion if both of the machines have the minimum functionality required to be called computers. The computing device has RAM and photovoltaics along with processors and wireless transmitters and receivers. The computers created by both IBM and the University are so small they can’t have normal radio antennas.

Instead, they transfer and receive data using visible light. A base station provides the light for power and programming along with receiving data. The Michigan team had to invent new ways for circuit design that could tolerate light while being low power. Part of that was trading diodes for switched capacitors.

The tiny machine was designed as a precision temperature sensor and converts temperature into time intervals defined with electronic pulses. A steady time interval to compare to is sent by the base station. The team says that the little computer can be used for reporting temperatures in tiny regions, like clusters of cells, with an error of around 0.1C. The team believes that such a tiny computer could be used in the study of cancer among other uses.

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Original Date: June 25 2018

Original Author: Shane McGlaun