Archive for the “Technology” Category

What Are Hard And Soft Links?

by Hayden Smith

One of the features of the file systems used by Linux and Unix systems is the ability to create links for files. There are two types of links: soft links (also called symbolic or shortened to sym) and hard links. Both can be used to link to a file from another location, but the way…

What is Xen?

by Hayden Smith

Xen is the commonly used name for the Xen Project hypervisor. It is currently developed by the Linux Foundation with support from Intel. Similar to KVM, it aims to provide a mechanism through which the Linux kernel can be used as a hypervisor when virtualizing computer systems. Starting as a project at the University of…

What is QEMU?

by Hayden Smith

This time on our tour of virtualization technologies we shall be looking at QEMU, or the Quick EMUlator. Unlike many modern virtualization systems, as the name implies QEMU is an emulator, and as such is capable of emulating many systems and hardware components. QEMU Emulation Virtualization Whilst virtualzation systems such as Xen and KVM rely…

What is KVM?

by Hayden Smith

Kernel-based Virtual Machine, or KVM, is a virtualization technology that has been around for a decade now. It’s built into the standard Linux kernel, and is designed to enable it to act as a hypervisor. This means that pretty much any Linux distribution is ready to be used as a hypervisor once it is installed….

US Money Has Gone Mobile… Or Has It?

by Madeleine Bruce

Take a look at the trends and patterns emerging in banking and currency in the United States.

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Graphene-A Super Material

by Yasmin El-Saie

How will Graphene change technology?

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Robotic Technology Takes On The Domestic Home

by Yasmin El-Saie

‘Iron Man’ could soon take on a new meaning… Robot technology is rapidly evolving. At the end of last year Nasa announced its new humanoid robot who is ready to go into space. He looks as if he’s straight out of a comic strip. His name is Valkyrie, or R5 for short, and he was…

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Is It Time To Change Your Technology Habits?

by Madeleine Bruce

There are a few things you could do to clean up your gadgets and make your life much easier. For many of us nothing has more bearing on our life and work than the way we use technology. We use it to connect with others and to get things done, but we are rarely intentional…

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In Search Of Airborne Wi-Fi

by Madeleine Bruce

Why are we yet to be given the freedom to connect while flying? As both frequent air travel and constant Wi-Fi connectivity are so much a part of modern, inter-connected life, it can be hard to understand why they don’t go together more seamlessly. Indeed, in 2016 – a time where we expect fast download…

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