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How much do you know about YouTube?

The Internet has been evolving rapidly over the past few years. We have seen the emergence of the social media and the culture of sharing. While this was largely due to the development of high speed Internet connections, a lot of credit should be given to YouTube. The idea behind the video hosting platform is more ...

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How well do you know open-source software?

Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Oracle, Google, Facebook… The history of IT and the Internet is full of capitalist success stories. And yet, the success of open-source software cannot be ignored. Opposing the vision of the future ruled by the types of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, the GNU/Linux world favours the free sharing of industrial secrets more ...

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Do you know your USB?

Since its introduction in the nineties, USB has changed the world. It has become the universally accepted standard and replaced hundreds of earlier interfaces, such as serial and parallel ports and power chargers. It has revolutionized storage as much as it has revolutionized connectivity, with the arrival of USB sticks and external hard drives. USB more ...

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Technology And Disability

Technology plays a very important role in the lives those with disabilities, enabling people to reach their potential. How much do you know about technology for those with disabilities, and the people who use and develop it? Try our quiz! more ...

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How well do you know your webcam?

Since it first appeared on sale in the 1990’s, the humble webcam has gradually found its way onto every desk and the lid of every laptop. Originally confined to university networks, these devices have become part of our daily lives and play an important part in shaping the Web. They have created new markets, software more ...

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How well do you know Twitter?

Since its creation, Twitter has taken the world by storm. In just a few years, it has assembled an army of 500 million users. It is used for business, gossip, self-promotion, coordinating political protest and expressing anger about delayed trains. But how much do you really know about this microblogging platform? more ...

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Are you a Firefox enthusiast?

It might have began its life as an experimental branch of the Mozilla Suite, but now, Firefox has become a superstar in its own right, with a 24 percent share of the worldwide browser market. Brainchild of the Mozilla Foundation, it is 100 percent open source and available on all major operating systems. So how more ...

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How much do you know about storage devices?

In a world that is increasingly “online”, we find ourselves handling tremendous quantities of information on a daily basis. From punched cards to disks, from CDs to SSDs, impressive technological progress has enabled us to store more and more data – and access it with increasing speed. But how well do you know these storage more ...

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Do you know the secrets of Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi has revolutionised how we connect to the Internet., allowing us to pack all those unsightly cables into the cupboard and stay online wirelessly (almost) everywhere, (almost) all the time. You use it on a daily basis, but how much do you really know about Wi-Fi? more ...

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