60th anniversary

60th anniversary

Google’s project to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will let you upload and ‘pin’ your own memories

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2011 was a big year for the UK Royal Family, with Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton winning the hearts and minds of hundreds of millions of people around the world. In fact, the event was the number one search term on Google in the UK last year. 2012 is...
Google’s project to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will let you upload and ‘pin’ your own memories
Microsoft helps launch interactive Everest site mapping climate change and 60 years of climbs

Google Earth offers a bird’s eye view of the Queen’s Jubilee procession route

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As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the UK, HRH The Queen will be leading a procession in London this summer and the Google Lat Long blog has the route covered. The capital is bound to be packed with people hoping for a glimpse of the monarch, but if...
Google Earth offers a bird’s eye view of the Queen’s Jubilee procession route

George Gray, the man who made flat screens possible

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Forty years ago Gray's work on liquid crystal displays (LCDs) was published, leading to a multibillion-dollar industryThis spring sees major anniversaries of two great British discoveries. One is well documented and the characters involved are familiar. Their discovery catapulted them into the public consciousness and together they could hardly have...
George Gray, the man who made flat screens possible

Ernest Kaye obituary

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Member of the original design team that built the Lyons Electronic Office (Leo), the world's first business computerErnest Kaye, who has died aged 89, was the last surviving member of the original design team that built the Lyons Electronic Office (Leo), the world's first business computer. In 1949, he responded...
Ernest Kaye obituary

Microsoft scales Mount Everest, partnering with GlacierWorks to celebrate 60 years since first successful ascent

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On the 60th anniversary of the successful ascent of Sir Edmund Hillary up Mount Everest, Microsoft has teamed up with GlacierWorks, an educational non-profit organization, to highlight the journey up to the summit in an interactive website. Using technology from the company’s Internet Explorer team, Microsoft Research, and developers at...
Microsoft scales Mount Everest, partnering with GlacierWorks to celebrate 60 years since first successful ascent

Spotify and other streaming services get own chart

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Official weekly chart to rank plays on platforms including We7, Napster, Deezer, Zune and ChartsNowIn the beginning was the hit parade based on sales of old-fashioned vinyl. Then came the download chart as buying habits turned from physical to digital. Now the latest indicator of the nation's musical tastes is...
Spotify and other streaming services get own chart
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