Is the Internet of Things worth investing in?

The Internet of Things (IoT) are objects used in everyday lives that use software and sensors to independently connect and exchange data with other devices, such as your mobile phone, via the internet. How is the IoT made possible? The IoT can connect to cloud platforms and use machine learning and analytics. With widespread wireless…

Different Programming Languages

What is a programming language? A programming language is “…a computer language programmers use to develop software programs, scripts, or other sets of instructions for computers to execute.” Each programme has its own syntax, which refers to words and spelling of key terms the programmer inputs into the specific programming language to carry out the…

Metadata

What is metadata? Meta, in most usages, means an underlying description, summarising basic information about data. Metadata can be described as an electronic “fingerprint” that allows the information it describes to be identified and sorted.1 These descriptions can include the creator of the file, the name and date of when the file was modified and…

How is Computer Science Helping to Protect the Environment?

How is Computer Science Helping to Protect the Environment? In 2009, two hundred computer and environmental scientists gathered for the First International Conference on Computational Sustainability at Cornell University. The goal of the conference was to establish a research community around the field of computational sustainability, aiming to develop “…computational and mathematical models and methods…

How did AI become such a huge part of our world?

What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science, where algorithms with certain sets of rules can simulate human intelligence are implemented in machines to perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence. AI systems can learn through the repetition of tasks where computer data is fed into the system.1 Today, AI…

What are NFTs and are they really worth the millions?

What is an NFT? NFT stands for Non-fungible Token, meaning an NFT is a non-exchangeable token. This means, unlike currency which can exchange a £20 note for two £10 notes without losing or gaining any value- they are equal and interchangeable. An NFT, however, is a one-off and cannot be changed or adjusted.  For example,…

Is the internet running out of space?!

What is the internet? The internet is “an extensive computer network made up of thousands of other, smaller business, academic, and governmental networks”, where computers are connected to other computers all around the globe.1 What is the World Wide Web? In comparison, the World Wide Web is “a vast network of linked hypertext files, stored on computers throughout the world…

Why is the Apple website so good?

1 Starting straight to the point, just like Apple do, their website goes straight into the functionality of the design. Their website is created primarily to sell products; the first piece of information and image you see is their latest iPhone. Talk about marketing techniques. But along with advertising products, Apple brings this experience to…

Is this the end of WordPress.org?

What is WordPress.org? “WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.”1 which means that WordPress.org is a free, easily accessible and changeable software that anyone can access for what they need to make a website for. WordPress.org states that many people collaborate and contribute for countless hours…