News tagged with first computer

Learning cursive in the first grade helps students

By 2014, 45 American states will stop teaching cursive writing in favour of keyboard proficiency. In Québec, there are no plans for the moment to abandon this type of writing. "Teaching and daily use of handwriting are essential, ...

Sep 16, 2013
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Deutsche Boerse to launch cloud computing exchange

Deutsche Boerse, operator of the Frankfurt stock exchange, unveiled Tuesday plans to launch a new market place where companies, public sector bodies and research institutes can buy and sell excess cloud computing ...

Jul 02, 2013
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More woes for PC sales in 2013

More bad news for struggling makers of personal computers: a new forecast Tuesday suggests sales will fall another 7.8 percent in 2013 as buyers delay PC purchases or choose an alternative device.

May 28, 2013
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Taiwan's Acer swings to profit in Q1

Taiwan's leading personal computer maker Acer said Tuesday it swung to profit in the first quarter of 2013 thanks to income from foreign exchange and stock sales.

May 07, 2013
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Tablet sales surge as consumers shun PCs

Global sales of tablet computers surged by 142.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013 as more and more consumers chose small-screen devices over PCs, research figures showed.

May 02, 2013
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A look at RIM's much-delayed BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion says it's now testing its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones with 50 wireless carriers around the world. RIM calls it a key step. ...

Oct 31, 2012
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Computer program can identify sketches

(Phys.org)—Computers are good at speed, numbers, and massive amounts of data, but understanding the content of a simple drawing is more difficult. Researchers at Brown and the Technical University of Berlin ...

Sep 13, 2012
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