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May
4

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020: unique gadget gifts for Moms

Trying to decide on a gift for a parent or significant other can be difficult even during the best of times. So with the help of The Verge’s staff, we’ve come up with a list of things we think would make great Mother’s Day gifts or might give you some inspiration for your own unique gift idea.

These are things that have either served the staff well or things they wish they had. Compiled below is a list of eight items, ranging from Hario V60 gooseneck kettle ($45) to the Apple Watch (around $400), that would be great gifts for any parent.





Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

For years, Amazon’s Kindles have ruled the e-reader space. And for nearly as long, the Paperwhite has been the model that nearly everyone should get. With an integrated light, a crisp display, and a virtually endless battery life — and only slightly more expensive

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Apr
13

Deloitte Technology Day – 13 March 2020

See where you fit in

1. Analytics & Cognitive | learn more – Video

We help our clients to make the most of the large amount of information they produce every day in order to better manage their business. We apply information management & analytics technology to help them to transform into Insight Driven Organizations. Our focus areas are Business Intelligence, Analytics, Content Management, Data Management, Data Quality, Data Integration, Document Management and Big Data.

2. Cyber Strategy & Architecture | learn more – Video

As a member of our team, you will help customers identify the cyber security threats they are subject to and the opportunities they have for enhancing their IT security landscape. Together with our Cyber Security experts, you will design tailored security controls and take part in penetration tests to validate the effectiveness of these controls. Our Security Architects will rely on the insights obtained during

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Apr
5

Best April Fools' Day Pranks by and for Engineers

Write-Only-Memory (1972)

Let’s start with one of the classics from the early 1970’s, namely, the write-only-memory (WOM). It was the opposite of read-only-memory (ROM), which is used in all computer systems. The joke was that a WOM device could be written to but never read from memory. Initially, the WOM was used as a euphemism for a failed memory device.

The write-only-memory device first appeared in a practical joke data sheet from Signetics in 1972.  The company was a U.S. integrated circuit (IC) electronics manufacturer founded in 1961, which was bought by Philips in 1975 and incorporated into Philips Semiconductors (now NXP). Signetics was perhaps best known for its ubiquitous 555 timer IC.

As with most data sheet of the time, the Signetics sheet listed the characteristic curve of the useless device. But instead of the more conventional characteristic curves, the 25120 write-only-memory data sheet included meaningless diagrams of “bit

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Mar
29

Computers: PC, Laptops & Desktops at Every Day Low Price | Walmart.com

Get your tech in check with powerful or portable computers

Are you ready to upgrade to a new computer? Walmart has plenty of options from laptops to tablets to desktop models all at Every Day Low Prices. Here’s how to shop for different models.

Laptop, tablet or desktop computer

The first thing to consider when buying a new computer is whether you want a laptop, a tablet or a desktop model.

Desktop computers

If you plan to use your computer in one location, desktops have many advantages.

  • Power – You can get a more powerful computer for your money. A typical, modern-day desktop computer can provide a 500-gigabyte hard drive, a 3.4-gigahertz dual-core processor, a 24x DVD+/-RW optical drive and 1 gigabyte of installed memory, which you can upgrade to 4GB.
  • Upgrade options – There are always options to upgrade. You can add a larger hard drive if your system
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