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Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam

Ayan Qureshi has a network of computers at his home in Coventry, UK.<p><b>A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world.</b><p>Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant's exam when he was just five years old.<p>Ayan, now six, whose father is …

Silicon Valley

UK services growth slows to 17-month low in October

<b>UK services growth slowed to a 17-month low in October after fears over the strength of the economy hit confidence.</b><p>The purchasing managers' index from Markit/CIPS fell by more than expected to 56.2 from 58.7 in September.<p>A figure above 50 still indicates expansion, but Markit chief economist Chris …

Economics
Public Relations

8 Bad Tech Habits You Need to Break Today | Inc.com

I know a bad tech habit when I see one. After working so many years as a knowledge worker (you know--someone who processes email, types up documents, and rarely goes outside to see the real world), I've developed a few routines during my workday. They can be hard to break, but they are also …

Productivity

UK construction growth slows to five-month low

<b>Growth in the UK construction sector fell to a five-month low in October as home building slowed sharply, a closely-watched survey has suggested.</b><p>The Markit/CIPS UK construction Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 61.4 in October from 64.2 the month before. A figure above 50 indicates growth.<p>The fall …

Markit
Customers

Oculus VR CEO: We're Still Months Away From Shipping Virtual Reality Goggles To Consumers

Oculus Rift, the celebrated virtual-reality startup launched on Kickstarter and acquired by Facebook in a $2 billion deal earlier this year, is …

Accounts committee looks at Dfe participation record

A sector leader has called for “coherence” in government’s approach to improving participation of 16 to 18-year-olds in education and training after …