Showing posts with label Computer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Computer. Show all posts

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Computer mouse creator dead at 88

The inventor of the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, Douglas Engelbart, has passed away at his home in Atherton, California. He unveiled the prototype of the now standard computer mouse in a December 1968 demonstration in San Francisco and also initiated the first ever video conference with a colleague some 50 kilometres away at the same event.

 Mr. Englebart also laid the basis for the internet by describing how information could be tied using text-based laws. His employer, SRI, licensed his mouse design for 40,000 dollars and later released the first commercial mouse with Apple's Lisa computer in 1983.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Osun State senior secondary school students get computer tablets

Osun State government last week commenced the distribution of the Computer Tablets of Learning (Opon Imo) to the students of government-owned secondary schools in the state.  The distribution of the tablets started at the Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo on Monday with 385 students in the Senior Secondary School 2 (SSS2), each receiving the technological device.The project, an initiative of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, specially designed for the students of public secondary schools in the state to improve their performance in internal and external examinations.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Computer Wiz hacks police tracking bracelet, kills woman and rapes 10-year-old girl

An upstate sicko cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet before carrying out a savage crime — stabbing a school librarian to death and raping a 10-year-old girl, cops said.
Investigators were probing Saturday how 29-year-old David Renz, who was previously charged with possessing child pornography, managed to disable his monitoring device.
Renz, a computer whiz, has already faced jailhouse justice in the wake of his sickening crime — suffering a broken nose in a prison fight.
He was beaten inside a holding cell at the Onondaga County Justice Center on Friday — a day after the attack.
Cops say Renz abducted 47-year-old Lori Bresnahan and the girl as they left a gymnastics class at a mall outside Syracuse late Thursday.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Goodbye: Relocation of Ikeja Computer Village

As a follow up to the story on the relocation of Ikeja Computer Village, our correspondent, during a visit to Katangowa Market, along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, gathered that Katangowa is the proposed site where the Ikeja traders may be resettled. In terms of size, Katangowa is bigger than the Computer Village, as the market covers about 26 hectares of land with most of the traders dealing in second-hand clothes.
Katangowa shows a vivid picture of a disorganised setting. While the major entrance to the market from Lagos-Abeokuta expressway is almost taken over by street traders, a large portion of the market has been overtaken by refuse. During the visit, some of the items seen on display in the market in large quantities were clothes, bags, shoes, curtains, belts and other textile materials.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Osun Set To Distribute Computer Tablets To Students In Public Schools

Mr Oyelade Oyeniran, the Permanent Secretary in  Osun  Ministry of Education,  on Friday said computer tablets also known as ‘Opon Imon’ would soon be distributed to students in  public schools in the state.
Oyeniran disclosed this on Friday in an interview in Osogbo.He noted that  the tablets had been acquired, saying, “what remains is to commence distribution once the state governor launches  it.” According to him, the distribution of the tablets will  start with SS 3  students  preparing for their SSCE and NECO examinations.


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