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.
Life in Mumbai's Dharavi slum is harsh, especially for girls, who are still disadvantaged in India. But the project "Dharavi Diary" is trying to change that. Here, young women can get free classes in computer science and learn to create their own apps. Our reporter Anja Koch met two of India's new Tech-Girls.
A trade dispute rooted in history is heating up between Japan and South Korea. From today, Tokyo is restricting exports of equipment needed to make semiconductors and computer displays. The move is intended to hurt South Korea's high tech industry.
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What does Scotland’s annual traditional music festival Celtic Connections, have in common with the world of retro computer gaming? Well… Not much. Except that this year the annual traditional music festival is set to host what is — arguably — one of the most surreal shows in its twenty six year history. Jack Foster has more.