David Allen

PC PAL Solihull & Warwickshire

In addition to looking after our Solihull customers when they need help, David builds and maintains all our websites and IT systems. David is CompTIA A+ certified, Microsoft MCDST certified and has extensive expertise in web design. David is part of the PC PAL HQ 'Genius Team' and provides support to our franchisees when they hit issues onsite.

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Some very cool google easter egg secrets you must try.

I think we all know that Google has a sense of humor, with them celebrating various events in our history, holidays and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists thought its Doodles campaigns.  But did you know that Google has some hidden Easter eggs in its services itself. Hidden Breakout Game Just do a image search for…

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Computer mouse inventor Doug Engelbart dies at 88

By David Allen 4th July 2013 Tech News 2039
Computer mouse inventor Doug Engelbart dies at 88

The inventor of the computer mouse, Doug Engelbart, has died aged 88. Engelbart developed the tool in the 1960s as a wooden shell covering two metal wheels, patenting it long before the mouse’s widespread use. He also worked on early incarnations of email, word processing and video teleconferences at a California research institute. The state’s…

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Balloon Powered Internet for Everyone

By David Allen 19th June 2013 Tech News 2073
Balloon Powered Internet for Everyone

Google experiments with balloons to give the world the internet. Many of us think of the Internet as a global community. But two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas,…

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NASA Funding 3D Food Printer Research

By David Allen 23rd May 2013 Tech News 1850
NASA Funding 3D Food Printer Research

PC PAL says print your next meal. Well maybe not just yet…!! In the news recently the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are investing $100,000 in 3D food printers.   Good news, guys. There’ll be pizza on Mars. We’ve seen 3D printers do a lot already. Between weapons and jaw implants, the future of 3D printing certainly…

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Microsoft unveils Xbox One next-generation console

By David Allen 23rd May 2013 Microsoft, Tech News 2444
Microsoft unveils Xbox One next-generation console

Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox One which will go on sale later this year. For all you gaming lover out there!  Mircosoft’s Next Generation is just around the corner. The next-generation console was shown off alongside a new Kinect sensor and a redesigned gamepad. The US firm described the voice and gesture-controlled machine as an “all-in-one” system…

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