Computer Systems

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What makes computing devices what they are?

In this video, we'll explore the layers of computing systems, and how they've helped make our devices what they are today. Computing devices are so unique and special because of the layers of systems that they use. We'll explore the history of computing devices and how they've evolved over time, from simple machines to the modern devices that we use today. In this video, you'll learn about the layers of computing systems, and how they make our devices what they are today! 

What to consider when buying a computer

In this video, we're going to discuss what to consider when buying a computer. From budget to specs, we'll cover everything you need to know when buying your next computer. 

If you want to buy a computer, this video is for you! We'll help you find the right computer for your needs, based on your budget and preferences. We'll even walk you through the different specs and models to help you choose the perfect computer for your needs! So check this out, and we promise you won't regret it!

How Components Work Together

A little video that aims up explains what a processor, main memory and secondary storage do when you run a problem. This is the third video in the series. 

How are software applications like cake? Proprietary vs. FOSS

In this video, we're going to discuss the difference between proprietary and FOSS software through a cake analogy. 

What happens when you turn on a computer system and run multiple programs + how can you monitor it?

In this video, you'll learn about the Power On Self Test, and I'll show you how to monitor your computer's processor load, memory usage and network activity. How is it possible to run more than one program at once? Watch, and you will find out

What software might you find on a computer?

We all know that learning something new is always interesting, but learning software can be even more interesting! In this Get in Gear lesson, I'll be teaching you about the basics of the software. This lesson is a great way to get started with the software, and I hope you enjoy it! In this lesson, you'll learn what software is, how it works, and its benefits. After watching this video, you'll have a better understanding of some of the types of software. 

Are computers logical? Discover the Secret Behind Completing Boolean Logic!

In this video, I'm going to show you the logic behind how a computer works using the AND, OR and NOT operators within simple logic circuits. By the end of this video, you'll be able to complete little puzzles!

The Future is Here! What Is Artificial Intelligence Really All About?

In this final video in the playlist, you will dive into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI) and uncover the true essence of this groundbreaking technology. Join us on a journey of exploration as we demystify the complexities of AI and shed light on its core principles, applications, and potential impact on our lives. Through insightful narration and visually engaging animations, this video offers a comprehensive overview of what AI is really all about. Unravel the mysteries behind AI's incredible potential to reshape our present and shape our future.