Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies at 74

Washington (AFP) – Ray Tomlinson, the American programmer widely credited with inventing email, has died. He was 74. Before Tomlinson invented direct electronic messages between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971. Before then, users could only write messages to others using the same computer. “A true …

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7 essential tech projects for the weekend

Wow – where did that week go? Don’t know about you, but for us it flew past. But at least that means the weekend is here – so now’s the perfect time to get on with a range of projects that will make your tech work for you better than …

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The pros and cons of outsourcing to a service provider

Outsourcing: for some it’s a dirty word, but it can also be a benefit to an organisation looking to move forward without being bogged down by jobs that others would be much better suited to. According to a survey of IT directors by Mood International, 52% of IT directors’ spend …

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Updated: The 19 best indie games on PC and consoles

Introduction No one can agree what an indie game is. Some combination of a small studio, a weird idea and no publisher is the nearest we can get to agreement – but to paraphrase Potter Stewart – you know one when you see it. We’ve picked out the best indie …

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