Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Keeping on top of new developments 12/05/2009

Listening to the BBC Breakfast News yesterday, while getting ready for work, didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t already know. Is that because I am always one step ahead when it comes to breaking news? No, it is because I am working at Digital Birmingham!

Wading through all the information about the ministerial expenses debate, Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid turned their attention to innovation in the terms of smart metering and intelligent transport – both of which Digital Birmingham supports in the local area.

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Ada Lovelace Day 24/03/2009

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, the first of its kind. Who is she I hear you ask? She was the first female “programmer” who lived in the early 19th Century.  She foresaw a computer’s potential, that is, not just to be a machine that “number-crunched” and calculated. In her short life (she died at the age of 36) she translated memoirs on Charles Babbage’s newest machine, the Analytical Engine. With additional detailed notes, historians agree that this was the first computer program. Her other claim to fame was the fact that she was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron.

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SPAM, more spam and much more 24/02/2009

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Keeping a theatre full of 15 year olds captivated and engaged for nearly half an hour on the topic of internet safety might be a challenge for the best of speakers, but for Ed Gibson, it appeared to be a breeze – but then as an ex FBI agent, I’m sure he’s been up against worse situations!

As part of Safer Internet Day, I had invited Ed Gibson, Chief Security Adviser at Microsoft to talk to children at Sheldon Heath Community Arts College around internet safety, particularly to highlight the use of social networking sites and dangers of disclosing personal information online. More – SPAM, more spam and much more

Being safe and secure online is paramount 06/02/2009

Ed Gibson, Chief Cyber Security Adviser at Microsoft

Ed Gibson, Chief Cyber Security Adviser at Microsoft

Next Tuesday is International Safer Internet Day, which provides a focus to look at how to help our youngsters stay safe online and ensure that they grow up knowing how to behave and act responsibly when surfing and chatting on social networking sites or even gaming online.

The internet is probably one of the most significant digital technologies for the children of our time – it’s become a vital tool for homework, as well as being their playground and entertainment centre all in one. Facebook celebrated its 5th birthday on Wednesday with a staggering 150 million users where many see it as central to keeping track of their social life and what’s on. More – Being safe and secure online is paramount

New Council set to protect childrens interests online 29/09/2008

The Labour Government continues to highlight the need for more safety for children while they use the internet. Therefore, a new ‘UK Council for Child Internet Safety’ is being set up by the DCSF (Ed Balls) and Home Office (Jacqui Smith) to combat cyber-bullying, inappropriate websites and check online marketing/advertising.

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New software enables you to “walk” around your digital photographs 22/08/2008

Soon enough we will be able to do everything virtually! Microsoft has introduced new digital photo software which will enable users to re-visit their holiday destinations, family celebrations or friends birthdays in a 3D virtual way where they will be able to “walk” or “fly” around their photographs in any angle.

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