I’ve always loved video games, ever since I first played them on a friend’s computer in the afternoon after elementary school. There’s something almost magical about the fact that we can move images around and interact with virtual worlds, a living fantasy presented for us to interact with however we please. I’ve also always wanted to make games myself but, until recently, didn’t have the technical knowledge to do so. Now, I’m a second year software engineering student, so if I weren’t able to code a game without too many dramas there’d be something drastically wrong. But what about the common person: the person for whom the term ‘memory leak’ conjures up images of their grandfather, ‘pipeline’ is where the water flows, and ‘blitting’ is unheard of? Well, everyone can get in on the game creation process, and you don’t even need to learn ‘real’ programming to do so.
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Advances in technology occur continuously, this is particularly true of the vastly competitive and high value world of mobile telecommunications. New mobile phone handsets hit the shelves on a daily daily basis and each is a slight (or sometimes major) improvement on its predecessor. In the past phone giants such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry and Apple have gone head to head to develop the most intuitive operating systems, create the most user friendly QWERTY keyboard and integrate touch screen technology to the greatest effect. More recently the focus has been on offering higher resolution cameras, speeding up internet connectivity and offering the most desirable range of apps, these are however by no means the sole aims of manufacturers: all of these small battles are ongoing and developments occur and are integrated into new handsets constantly.
Just because the latest handsets in the UK do not offer certain features however … Read More
All too often, website owners are lax in nailing down ownership and control of valuable domain names, and as a result, are often required to litigate these issues costing them thousands. The case of Dawson v. Brandsberg illustrates these costly mistakes and how to avoid them.
Dawson v. Brandsberg – The Facts
The dispute was between a website operator and developer regarding rights to a domain name that consist of the operator's name: "robertedawson.com". Plaintiff Dawson and his real estate firm (the website operator) hired Defenders Brandsberg (the website developer) to develop a website. A key fact is that there was no written agreement concerning possession or use of the domain name.
Other important facts include:
* Plaintiffs requested Defendant to register the domain name at issue;
* Defendant developed the website associated with the domain name; and
* Plaintiffs paid for the initial registration of the domain name, plus … Read More
1. You turn the PC on, it loads through and then reports it cannot find the C Drive
This sounds like a fault hard disk, swap it with another from a working PC, if the problem resolves this way then your drive is bad.
The hard drive is found inside the case, it will have a ribbon attached to the mainboard and one of the power leads from the PSU. It is fixed with screws into the case, undo these, whip out the cables and get yourself a new disk.
Sometimes a reboot will give your disk a little more life, if a reboot does help, then make sure you backup your data straight away and get a new disk in there! This is a best case scenario, normally if the C Drive dies you lose all your data, if you can save it this way then you were lucky!… Read More
With modern technology invading the classroom it's a wonder kids still know what a pencil looks like, let alone how to use one. You may ask, "Why is learning to write important?" when all around you people are hitting keyboards and there is not a pencil in sight. The computer and the internet have changed nearly everything about life as we knew it. The generation gap just got wider.
Most schools introduce students to the keyboard in the early grades and they soon give up on cursive writing. But researches say students who write in cursive write faster and express their thoughts more openly. Whereas students using block letters seemed to have limited imagination and their writing speed is definitely slower. But if everyone in the class used printing then speed is not an issue. Another point about writing versa printing is students who write have easier to read assignments … Read More
The easiest way to make money online by working for only a few hours per week is to build a big website full of informative, interesting and original website content. A good plan is to have so much website content that any visitor interested in your websites theme has to come back over and over to check it all out! On the Internet, content is king!
So where can you get lots of quality website content without paying a lot of money? Well there are many options to choose from. Many article submission directories have tons of quality original articles written by other webmasters which you can use on your website or newsletter as long as you keep the authors resource box intact. It's new to affiliate marketing this may be a great way to save time and effort in building your business.
Free resources like these free articles are … Read More
Computer forensics is a fast-growing career field, offering immense potential for jobs in law enforcement, military, intelligence agencies, corporations, and businesses. The job opportunities are skyrocketing, commensurate with the rapid spurt in computer crimes.
Computer crimes, in the beginning, had only a sporadic occurrence. Now, it has become a fact of life that has to be dealt with by law enforcement agencies. As computer applications and the Internet have become inseparable parts of life, the instances of wrong-doing with the help of computers are the order of the day.
For tackling crimes, the computers themselves have to be screened despite to determine whether they have been used for illegal or unauthorized activities or frauds.
This can be done only by computer forensic experts who gain the tools through on-the-job experience, certification programs, and other qualifications.
Computer forensic professionals are known by many titles, such as computer forensic investigators, digital media … Read More
The web is still growing at a phenomenal rate. The Computer Industry Almanac projects that the Worldwide Internet Population will grow from 1.08 billion in 2005 to 1.8 billion in 2010.
According to the Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook 2007, over half (37.8 million) of the UK population are already Internet users.
Thus, businesses who have chosen to build an on-line presence can take advantage of reaching new customers through the web. However, the web is getting more and more crowded.
Netcraft.com reported in their October 2007 Web Server Survey that they had counted 142,805,398 sites; an increase of 7.6 million sites in 30 days.
The bad news is that this growth creates a new problem of increased on-line competition for many businesses.
To remain competitive and retain and grow market share, businesses are becoming more aggressive in their web marketing strategies. They understand that it is no longer sufficient … Read More
Not so long ago, building a website was a real chore. You either needed to invest in clunky yet expensive software or you were required to learn the ins and outs of "from scratch" site building. Fortunately, things have changed a great deal. Today, it's easy for just about anyone to use some readily available and inexpensive (even free) tools to design a site. Unfortunately, many of those old website building tutorials are still in circulation, providing questionable and outdated information to readers.
If you're looking for guidance on building your site, check the website building tutorials you have under consideration for their date of publication. If they're more than a few years old, you probably do not want to bother with them.
The Internet changes quickly. The techniques that were en vogue a few years ago are now ancient history. The old school methods that many guides outline are … Read More
A search for 'Win 7 SP1' on Google News will turn up articles saying that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 just got released to computer manufacturers. It's not surprising that there should be some hype surrounding the release, which is not yet available to current users of the OS. Some are even taking big risks to install the update and be on the 'cutting edge'.
Why all the hype? Most enthusiasts and power users probably remember when Windows XP Service Pack 2 came out, loaded with new features. While service packs sometimes do come with new features, the vast majority of them do not. Microsoft releases service packs to manufacturers so that new computers do not have to sit there and download updates for hours on end after you plug them in, and that's their primary purpose. A service pack is almost always just a roll-up of updates previously released … Read More