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New Zealand researchers said Monday they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created on machine built by British genius Alan Turing. Richard Cox, chief information officer of Spamhaus, told an audience of politicians, security experts and law enforcement officials that Yahoo has just under 5,000 domains hosted and registered with the words ‘bank’, ‘eBay’ and ‘PayPal’ within the domain names.

Pat Moran, of the Board of the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland – CCMI, has demonstrated, at a museum public exhibit, a PDP-8 simulator based on the credit-card sized ARM-based Raspberry Pi , the English-designed and Welsh-made spiritual descendant of the BBC Micro.

Terry Jones wrote the accompanying book, entitled Douglas Adams Starship Titanic, since Adams was too busy with the computer game to do both. After the event’s successful, albeit somewhat smaller, comeback event Winter Warmer 2015 , last November, and previous big event successes , …

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Third, because the algorithm developers community deserves a tool filling the empty space between scientific papers summarizing academy research and hardware-related commercial journals. The Recursion 2015 computer science fair is taking place in The Levi Fox Hall at the King Edward Vi School in Church Street on 4 July, 11am – 4pm, and judging by the final exhibition plan released today (click image below for larger version) should be a cracking event – and what’s more, admission is FREE!

Veteran retro gaming/arcade event organisers, Revival Retro Events, are almost ready to take the scene by storm once again, with REVIVAL Solstice 2016 due to take place over the weekend of 30-31 July at a completely new venue for the show, the Banks’s Stadium (previously known as Bescot Stadium) – the home of Walsall Football Club in the West Midlands!

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It’s very hard to know the true popularity of programming languages, because of lack of objective information. Vintage Computer Festivals are not flea/swap events, however the organisers are offering a consignment room. Also, those researchers won’t get credit for their flaw discovery in Microsoft’s security bulletin, which is published when the company releases a patch.

Specialists in computer vision and machine learning based at the University of Lincoln, UK, funded by a Google Faculty Research Award, are aiming to embed a smart vision system in mobile devices to help people with sight problems navigate unfamiliar indoor environments.

A great little show for computer fans with retro, hobby and education computing interests is ready to RUN this Saturday in Stratford-upon-Avon, England – at Shakespeare’s school! While many software makers promote responsible disclosure, it isn’t universally backed by the security community. Finch, who interviewed criminals about why and how they commit crimes …

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Veteran retro gaming/arcade show organisers Revival Retro Events returned to take the retro scene by storm once again last weekend, after a break from major events since 2014. We’ve been invited along by the event organisers at the historic King Edward Vi School , where the legendary English playwright was educated, and will have a table in the ‘history of computing’ section (see below) of this fantastic, free and fun-packed digital day out dedicated to computer science and computing in education, industry and leisure.

Veteran retro gaming/arcade event organisers, Revival Retro Events, are almost ready to take the scene by storm once again, with REVIVAL Solstice 2016 due to take place over the weekend of 30-31 July at a completely new venue for the show, the Banks’s Stadium (previously known as Bescot Stadium) – the home of Walsall Football Club in the West Midlands!

Last weekend, however, Ferris came close …

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The CN News page brings you important technology trends and new developments from Computing Now and IEEE Computer Society magazines. Vintage Computer Festivals are not flea/swap events, however the organisers are offering a consignment room. Also, those researchers won’t get credit for their flaw discovery in Microsoft’s security bulletin, which is published when the company releases a patch.computer news

Computer clubs are sadly rare as hen’s teeth these days, unlike the heyday of the UK home computing revolution in the 1980s-90s, so it’s great to receive a report from Robert Hazelby about the phoenix-like return to the scene of a once-thriving group focusing on the ever-popular Commodore Amiga!computer news

Tech News Digest is a daily column paring the technology news of the day down into bite-sized chunks that are easy to read and perfect for sharing. Computer magazine, the IEEE Computer Society’s flagship publication, covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, …