A computer is a device that can be programmed to process data. Computers range in size and capability - from small, cubic millimeter small mini-computer to large, room-sized supercomputer.
The first programmable calculating machine the Z3 was designed by German engineer Konrad Zuse in 1941. The Z3 weighed about a ton. After the development of the microprocessor in the 1970s, size and cost of computers shrank. In 1981 IBM introduced the first personal computer (PC). Since then, the term "computer" usually refers to a portable folding computer (notebook) or box-shaped desktop computer.
Despite continuing economic and political problems, including power cuts and restrictions to travel, young Palestinians in the Gaza strip are no less imaginative that young people elsewhere. And that also applies to digital innovations. The GazaGeeks incubator is supporting digital entrepreneurs set up their own business. And it also organizes hackathons and bootcamps for people.
Besides computer technology, BSH workers also had to get used to robot colleagues as well. A lot of final production steps are done manually. A fridge door can weigh 12 kilos. Boosting output is only possible when robots and workers are integrated side-by-side on the production line.
In Kosovo, around 30% are unemployed and amongst young people the figure tops 60%. Women are the worst off - only one in ten work. And that needs to change, decided a computer programmer in Pristina. So she set up a training programme called Girls Coding Kosovo to train women to programme computers and broaden their horizons and potential to find work. Mitra Nazar went to meet her to learn more.
The UK's flagship carrier has been "working hard to restore" its global systems after a computer meltdown grounded flights. British Airways was also trying to reunite bags lost at Heathrow with their disgruntled owners.