The floppy disc was invented by IBM as a storage device and they were made available in the market in 1971. The main aim of this invention was to save files in a portable storage device so that it can be viewed and used on multiple computers. The initial floppy disk was 8 inches in [...]
The flash drive is said to have been invented by Trek Technologies and IBM in the year 2000. Flash drives were invented to replace the floppy disks. It was also called as the Thumb Drive as it is a very small sized portable device. The USB Flash drive does the function [...]
ENIAC, also known as Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer was invented by John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly in 1946. After graduation John Mauchly joined John Presper Eckert at the University of Pennsylvania and they worked together to develop the ENIAC.
ENIAC was the first general purpose electronic digital computer to have been designed by humans. [...]
Electronic mail is generally known as email or e-mail and it is a way of exchanging digital messages from one computer network to another.
Email was invented by Raymond Samuel Tomlinson in late 1971s on ARPANET network. He was born in 1941 at Amsterdam, New York and completed his graduation from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. Ray Tomlinson [...]
FORTRAN or Formula Translator language was invented by John Backus in 1954 for IBM (International Business Machines Corporation). John Backus, a popular American computer scientist worked with a team of other scientists to come up with a general purpose programming language called Fortran as an alternative to assembly language programming. In 1967 he received the [...]
The EDVAC, also known as Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer, was invented by John Presper Eckert and John William Mauchly in the year 1946, who were also the inventors of ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer). John Presper Eckert was an electrical engineer and computer pioneer who was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John [...]
Mark Zuckerberg, an American software developer and computer scientist developed the social networking site Facebook in 2004 along with Duskin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Christ Hughes. Zuckerberg was born in New York and is currently the president and CEO of Facebook. Anyone who is 13 years or more can become a registered user of Facebook. [...]
Google needs no introduction. A popular search engine with a host of other applications, Google was invented by Sergey Bin and Larry Page in 1996. What started off as a research project by Larry and Sergey when they were pursuing their PhD at Stanford University, California went on to become one of the biggest [...]
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is an important markup language used for web page creation.
HTML was invented by Tim Berners-Lee, a British Engineer, Computer Scientist and Professor at MIT in 1991. Post his invention Tim Berners-Lee came to be known as the ‘father of web’. Berners-Lee is the founder of World Wide Web Foundation and is [...]
The advent of internet has made a significant change on the entire world. People depend on getting their information from the search engine results. It is one of the fastest and quickest ways to get the answers to their queries. It is quite another thing to know, how a search engine actually works. Search engines [...]
Google maps is a free mapping service application that is available on the Google website. As the name suggests Google maps help us to locate any particular address or geographical feature, whether natural or manmade (such as dams and bridges). Just insert the location and the address, and you will get the specified address of [...]
Linux is the general term of the family of Unix-like computer working systems that use the Linux kernel. Linux operating system has an eventful history, but it was in 1990 while Linus Torvalds made a breakthrough in this field. Linus was trying to upgrade the OS system but the creator of OS, Andy Tanenbaum was [...]
The phrase “input devices” itself tells us that the device used to put something in is called an input device.
In the context of computers, we can say that it is made up of two parts i.e. hardware and software. Input and output devices come under the category of computer hardware. So the devices used to [...]
The computer was invented in the year 1822 by Charles Babbage, an English mathematician and philosopher. He is considered as ‘The father of computers’. Although many have contributed to the invention of computer, the credit goes to Charles Babbage for inventing programmable computers. The electronic device was invented for the purpose of making fast and [...]
Blog is the short name (abbreviated version) of “weblog”. In simple words, we can say that blog is a type of website or some part of a website. It is the web journal where the blogger ( a person who maintains and adds content to the blog) updates the content and add more articles, text, [...]
WHAT IS COMPUTER VIRUS?
Computer virus (vital information resource under seize) is a small piece of program that causes damage to the other program by changing their environment.
Example a virus might attach itself to a program such as a spreadsheet program. Each time the spreadsheet program runs, the virus runs too and it gets the chance [...]
Mostly people confuse the term computer Trojan with computer virus. They think that both of these are same. No doubt they both infect your computer but they both have slightly different characteristics. Trojan is a malicious program that cannot replicate itself like the computer virus but can cause serious security problems. It appears as a [...]
There can be many reasons for your computer running slow. By removing these problems you can speed up your computer. Some people think that their computer is getting slower because it is old now. But this is not the reason. Your computer should be as fast as it was on its first day. There are [...]
Like other physical components of computer such as monitor and mouse, keyboard also comes under the category of hardware devices. Working of the keys of computer keyboard can be easily understood. It works as a pen for us while using word processor. When we write in a notebook or on a page we use pen [...]
Sometimes your computer freezes while you are working on it. Mouse, keyboard stops responding moreover everything on the screen stop suddenly. There is only one way to deal with this problem is to restart the computer. Nothing else can be done; proper shut down is also not possible. You have to lose all the work [...]