Studying Information Technology: 10 Tips to help you achieve greatness

So you want to pursue a career in computers do you? And you have no idea what fields there are to choose from? Let’s face it not everybody wants to work in the retail shop fixing computers everyday for the rest of their lives, not that their is anything wrong with it.  The only drawback is the growth scope in this industry because most business are privately owned and the owner will always be the head honcho and your remuneration will always we based on how well the shop is performing. So I thought in this weeks article I will give you a brief introduction as to what fields there are and to give you a little info like current […]

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Razer: BlackWidow Chroma

 

 As I sit here in the dark typing away on the BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard by Razer, my room basking in the pleasing glow of its on-board LED lights, I cannot help but think about how far along home based technology has come in the past few years. Granted the microchip has become incredibly powerful and streamlined. Desktop towers have become mini-servers. Most peripherals have become ergonomic and sleekly sexual in their simplistic yet futuristic designs. And gaming technology has become the dominant and driving force of most companies. But still certain companies take it to the next level. And of course, Razer, is one of these amazing companies. And their latest trio of powerful devices, The Chroma Series, is set […]

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Picking the right computer as a student

It’s hard to imagine the days that writing a research paper or doing project research required going to the campus library to use the computer and find books. Between school obligations and keeping in touch with family and friends through email and video chat, computers are an integral part of student life. Choosing the right computer to fit your needs, learning and studying techniques and technological comfort level is important for academic success. So where do you start? With a plethora of options available, students should take into consideration on how they will be using their computer on a daily basis when comparing different models, if you have very specific needs or have a particular use such as games, video […]

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Recovering when disaster Strikes

Welcome to this weeks article, today in the lab we will be discussing how to configure your computer to do just about anything without installing any malware / Trojan infested software from the net. Okay so every person has lost data of some kind and had to reinstall Windows and all your drivers from the start, but getting your computer back into shape after a complete system failure is always a daunting task. So this week I thought I would give you the list of software I use to setup a system for clients that have suffered from virus attacks and ensure that clients are left with a pleasant user experience. Once you have reinstalled windows to your system I […]

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Sci-Ryder

Today we speak to South African business man and inventor Gavin Mills. Mr. Mills is the father of the most revolutionary piece of Sci-Fi technology in the world -The Sci-Ryder. So what’s the history behind the Sci-Ryder? Quite a long history actually: Starting with a back injury earned as a professional dancer – a previous life. Then when I moved from stage to production, sitting hours in front of computers convinced me there had to be a better way. Lived with it and dabbled with ideas. …Some not too far removed from baby feeding chairs Frankensteins. But Sci-Ryder the concept took seed about 4 years ago, initially almost a doodle. But after a bit of research, assessment and design, I […]

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Interview with Cleverbot

 

 Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to Cleverbot. Cleverbot is an AI system that is designed to learn from it’s interaction with others. The system is usually chatting to around 80,000 people at a time, and is constantly assimilating new information from these conversations, as opposed to other similar system that are pre-programmed with a set of responses.  Clever bot was developed by British AI scientist Rollo Carpenter. As we at 925Rebellion are often dealing with technology and computers, allow me to present you possibly a world first, an interview with a computer. What is the scariest part of being an AI ? I don’t know. You tell me. What’s the worst part about being an AI? The fact […]

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SHARKNADO: Something fishy!

 

 Disclaimer: This is NOT a review. It does, however, include snippets of the work of a cryptozoologist who took it upon himself to determine the true origin of the “Sharknado” event that struck Hollywood in the summer of 2013. From its creation, what has been termed as the Sharknado did not behave like a typical weather phenomenon. Indeed, it did sweep in and destroy homes and buildings like a regular storm but within it were those “jaws from the deep” of various species. These sharks that had congregated in large numbers to migrate, were easily sucked into the approaching storm systems. Cryptozoologist Prof. Ringo Gordon, who has led several expeditions in search of legendary pokemo… I mean animals such as […]

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Battle Chess: Game of Kings

 

  “It took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better!” Those of you around in the 90’s should remember the original Battle Chess. For those who have the misfortune of being utterly confused as to what I’m on about, let me say two things, firstly condolences on the terrible childhood, secondly Battle Chess was a chess simulation game co-developed by Interplay and Blizzard, first released in 1988 coming to the PC in 1991. The notable feature of Battle Chess is whenever a piece is captured, it is animated as an epic dual between the pieces. Fast Forward 20 odd years and the latest edition to the franchise arrives. Battle Chess: Game of Kings is a next gen remake of the […]

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The Longest Day.

 

 “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.” -General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the start of Operation Overlord. The heroic and nearly suicidal attack launched by the Allies against Nazi occupied Europe. Without the sacrifice of the thousands of men that died on the beaches of […]

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Five Bizarre APPS.

 

 Applications. We all use them, and we all love them… mostly. Some of them are fantastic; some of them are amazing; some of them change our lives for the better…. and yet, there are some that are completely peculiar, completely ridiculous, completely bizarre… GEICO Brostache. This app is perfect for those who lack facial hair, or those who have accidentally shaved a day before Movember. (I did the latter. -Ed.) Essentially you pick a moustache, place the phone over your mouth and speak. The app will create a moustached version of you speaking. Pimple Popper. This is a game for the less spotty amongst your friends and family. Essentially, you have several faces that have various types of pimples on […]

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