Jack Schofield

Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....

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BBC's multitouch Domesday table developed by eMoot

BBC's multitouch Domesday table developed by eMoot

The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) held a press conference at Bletchley Park yesterday to unveil one of only two working examples of a new touch-based version of the 25-year-old BBC Domesday system. The focus was on the content and its history, with very few technical details being provided.

December 8, 2011 by in Tech Industry

Petition to pardon Alan Turing in Turing Year

Petition to pardon Alan Turing in Turing Year

A Leeds University professor is backing an e-petition asking the UK government to pardon computer pioneer Alan Turing, who worked on code breaking at Bletchley Park during World War II. This follows on from an e-petition launched two years ago, which resulted in prime minister Gordon Brown apologising for Turing's treatment.

December 2, 2011 by in Tech Industry

Lenovo passes Dell to become No 2 in PCs, says iSuppli

Lenovo passes Dell to become No 2 in PCs, says iSuppli

China's Lenovo has become the world's second largest PC supplier, ahead of Dell, according to US-based market research company IHS iSuppli. The jump in status was based on the strength of the Chinese PC market, Lenovo's venture with NEC to supply the Japanese market, and the acquisition of Medion, which sells attractively-priced PCs via special offers in European supermarkets.

December 1, 2011 by in Tech Industry

Barclays signs up to Make Money Talk to blind users

Barclays signs up to Make Money Talk to blind users

Barclays has announced that it will join the Royal National Institute of Blind People's Make Money Talk campaign and introduce "talking ATMs" by the end of next year. The RNIB is trying to make cash machines more accessible to almost 400,000 registered blind and partially sighted people in the UK.

November 22, 2011 by in Tech Industry

CES predicts $1 trillion industry in 2012

CES predicts $1 trillion industry in 2012

America's Consumer Electronics Association expects global sales to pass the $1 trillion mark in 2012, up from a forecast $961 billion this year, based on predictions provided by research company GfK. The good news is that the consumer electronics industry (cameras, TV sets, smartphones, laptops and many other devices) will grow by about 5 percent.

November 18, 2011 by in Tech Industry

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