Touch Screen Devices are ‘Eroding’ Digital Skills for Children

Hands up if you own a touch screen phone? How about a touch screen laptop/tablet? How many of your devices use a touch screen these days? It would seem that this may not be amazing news if you’re handing these devices to children as an Australian educational body noted that there was a ‘significant decline’ in what is classed as IT literacy among some students, in part due to the wide adoption of touch screens.

Think about how you open up a link or perform an action on your phone or your tablet compared to how you would do it on your computer, now think about how often do you use a touch screen for office work.

The report produced by Australia’s National Assessment Programme states that 16-year-olds have a lower than average IT proficiency than any other year. Among the tasks to complete were creating invitations using graphics software, setting up a tablet and installing apps and even promoting an event through social media.

The lower results could be due to the use of mobile technology, an area where skills are developed but are not commonly associated with ICT literacy. A new emphasis was put on teaching relevant knowledge and the skills and understanding to use this knowledge in both personal and professional environments.

G.Skill Announce High Speed DDR4 Memory Kit

The extreme performance memory giant, G.Skill, proudly announced yet another extreme speed DDR4 memory kit. We’ve recently seen memory manufacturers hit over 3000MHz in consumer memory kits; G.Skill then took it up a notch, up to 3666MHz at only 1.35v. This is a first of its kind memory kit; high-speed, 16GB (4x4GB) using premium class Samsung 4GB IC chips.

 This speed was validated on a Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion motherboard, the Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3666MHz memory kit pushes the high-end X99 chipset to new levels of performance.
DDR4 has come a very long way since release back in August 2014. We all know that the limiting factor of the Intel X99 CPU and motherboards are the other components; this new 3666MHz speed has given a glimpse of what that platform can really do. This speed means you can have the ultimate gaming system of workstation with the ability to run smoother than ever before. 

The G.Skill 3666MHz memory kit is equipped with the latest Intel XMP 2.0; a standard that was developed for the X99 platform. This means enthusiasts and overclockers can overclock this memory kit to boost their system with 100% stability with ease.

Like all of the G.Skill memory kit range, this kit includes G.Skill’s limited lifetime warranty; with support via online forums, emails and telephone.

Are you looking to upgrade your memory? Are you waiting for Intel Skylake before you take the plunge? Let us know in the comments.