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Safer Internet Day To Be Held On February 9th

Safer Internet Day To Be Held On February 9th

On February 9th, the Department of E-Commerce will host the second annual Safer Internet Day at Somersfield Academy from 10am to 1pm. The free event is sponsored by BF&M, Butterfield Bank, Clarien Bank, Digicel, and Somersfield Academy and is specifically geared towards the Island’s seniors and aims to remind them of the many ways to stay safe... Read more of this article

Code 441 To Hold Second Annual Hackathon

Code 441 To Hold Second Annual Hackathon

Code 441, a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire and teach the next generation of young Bermudians in the world of STEM technology, engineering and business, is getting set to host Bermuda’s second annual Hackathon. A spokesperson said, “We’re back this year for the second annual Hackathon. Last year we taught over 70 students... Read more of this article

Internet Security Classes On November 15 & 21

Internet Security Classes On November 15 & 21

With 28 years of experience in the technology field, including more than 10 working with the Bermuda Police Service, Edwin Cannonier will be offering a two-part internet security class in November, teaching computer users how to protect themselves while online. The classes will be held on November 15 and November 21 at the Chamber of Commerce from 10.00am... Read more of this article

‘Survival Management’ Game Based In Bermuda

‘Survival Management’ Game Based In Bermuda

A soon-to-be-released ‘survivial management’ video game uses Bermuda as its backdrop, taking players on a quest to lead a group of plane crash survivors to safety while navigating “a strange island.” The game will be released on PC this summer, with an eventual release on mobile devices possible. Screenshot from “Dead in... Read more of this article

Bermuda Programmers Invited To Hackathon

Bermuda Programmers Invited To Hackathon

Members of the Bermuda programming community are currently working to build a team of coders to represent the island at the upcoming Koding.com Global Hackathon, with cash prizes and credit at industry providers on the line for the competition’s winners. The event’s official website says, “Traditional hackathons are all about the location... Read more of this article

Bermuda National Library Launches Tutor.com

Bermuda National Library Launches Tutor.com

The Bermuda National Library has launched Tutor.com, a new online resource for students of all ages, Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Wayne Scott said today [Nov 21] in the House of Assembly. Minister Scott said, “Whether you just need a little hint to get unstuck or you need someone to explain the concept a bit slower, Tutor.com can... Read more of this article

“Shellshock” Bug Puts Computers At Risk

“Shellshock” Bug Puts Computers At Risk

A recently discovered computer bug – one that has apparently existed for years – is putting Linux-based computers at risk of attack by hackers, including Apple machines running the company’s OS X operating system. Other devices vulnerable to the flaw include some routers, security cameras, and other Linux-based devices. According to... Read more of this article

Post Office Clarifies Tablet & PC Duty Rates

Post Office Clarifies Tablet & PC Duty Rates

The Bermuda Post Office said they “would like to advise the general public that its advertisement on the back page of the recently circulated Price Rite flyer contains an error with respect to the Customs Duty on computers, MP3 Players and tablets. “Customs duty on software is 0%. However, the Customs duty on computers, MP3 players and tablets... Read more of this article

‘Heartbleed Bug’ Online Security Flaw Exposed

‘Heartbleed Bug’ Online Security Flaw Exposed

International security researchers this week revealed the “Heartbleed” bug, a vulnerability that is said to affect one of the most commonly used encryption software programs in the world. Many major websites including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon have said they’ve taken steps to secure their sites. David Chartier, CEO of Finnish... Read more of this article

Minister: Revised Cyber Safety Site Launched

Minister: Revised Cyber Safety Site Launched

 Today [Mar 21] in the House of Assembly, Minister of Education and Economic Development Grant Gibbons gave an overview of the the launch of the revised version of a cyber safety website. Dr. Gibbons said, “I am pleased to announce that we are launching our revised website dedicated to cyber safety, called Cybertips.bm. This website is part... Read more of this article

Govt To Use Microsoft’s Online Safety Material

Govt To Use Microsoft’s Online Safety Material

The Minister of Education and Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons last week signed a new agreement with the Microsoft Corporation for the continued use of the company’s online safety material. Microsoft will continue to supply the content material at no cost to the Bermuda Government. The agreement will take effect immediately and continue through... Read more of this article

Report: Tablets To Outsell Computers By 2015

Report: Tablets To Outsell Computers By 2015

Mobile technology continues to dominate the world marketplace, with tablet computers, mobile phones, portable media devices, and even wearable gadgets quickly saturating the market. The success of those efforts by technology companies is becoming more and more apparent, with recent reports suggesting that tablets will be outselling standard personal... Read more of this article

PwC Donates 120 Laptops To School Students

PwC Donates 120 Laptops To School Students

PwC Bermuda has donated 120 laptop computers to the Ministry of Education for distribution to school students. Towards the end of the Fall term each year, the Ministry of Education offers a computer refurbishment programme to help increase academic achievement by providing home computers for students. Minister of Education, Senator Nalton Brangman was... Read more of this article