Monthly Archives - April 2016

Three UK non-profits receive Microsoft computer science grant | Microsoft News Centre UK

Microsoft has given large grants to organisations in the UK in a bid to boost youngsters’ computer skills. The money, which forms part of Microsoft’s $75m commitment to increase access to computer science education across the world through Microsoft YouthSpark, will be handed to  The Royal Society, UK Youth and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT The Royal Society will use its share to commission research focusing on the teaching of computing in English schools. This will lead to a set [...]

Calling all UK schools for the BBC micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition | Microsoft News Centre UK

Ever wondered how fast a rocket car made of foam can go? Well, wonder no more, as that’s exactly what students across the UK will be finding out, using the BBC micro:bit mini-computer. The BLOODHOUND Project – an international education initiative focused around a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record – has partnered with Microsoft, The British Army, Buckingham Palace and a number of other organisations to run a national competition inviting every school in the UK to host their own [...]

AMD Announces World’s First Professional Workstation Graphics Card with Industry-Leading 32GB Memory

New creative tools for VR showcased with hardware and software partners at 2016 NAB Show LAS VEGAS, Nev. 4/14/2016 At the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) announced the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB -- the world’s first workstation graphics card with industry leading 32GB memory support for large asset workflows with creative applications1 planned for availability in Q2 2016. AMD also introduced the AMD FireRender plug-in for Autodesk® 3ds Max®, which enables VR storytellers to bring ideas [...]

The ransomware that knows where you live – BBC News

A widely distributed scam email that quoted people's postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher. Andrew Brandt, of US firm Blue Coat, contacted the BBC after hearing an episode of BBC Radio 4's You and Yours that discussed the phishing scam. Mr Brandt discovered that the emails linked to ransomware called Maktub. The malware encrypts victims' files and demands a ransom be paid before they can be unlocked. The phishing emails told recipients they owed hundreds [...]