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Clive Sinclair

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Sir Clive Marles Sinclair (born 30 July 1940) is an English entrepreneur and inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s. [1]

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The A-bike is a folding bicycle released by Sir Clive Sinclair in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2006.

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Alloy-junction transistor

The germanium alloy-junction transistor, or alloy transistor, was an early type of bipolar junction transistor, developed at General Electric and RCA in 1951 as an improvement over the earlier grown-junction transistor.

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Amstrad is a British electronics company.

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Battery electric vehicle

A battery electric vehicle (BEV), or all-electric vehicle is a type of electric vehicle (EV) that uses chemical energy stored in rechargeable battery packs.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.

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Bernard Babani

Bernard Babani was a publisher, who started publishing technical books in 1942 from which Bernard Babani (Publishing) Ltd was formed, which is now run by his son, Michael Babani, from offices in London.

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Bracknell is a town and civil parish in Berkshire, England, the westernmost area within the Greater London Urban Area and the administrative centre of the Borough of Bracknell Forest.

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Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.

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An electronic calculator is typically a portable electronic device used to perform calculations, ranging from basic arithmetic to complex mathematics.

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Cambridge Z88

The Cambridge Computer Z88 is an A4-size, lightweight, portable Z80-based computer with a built-in combined word processing/spreadsheet/database application called PipeDream (functionally equivalent to a 1987 BBC Micro ROM called Acornsoft View Professional), along with several other applications and utilities, such as a Z80-version of the BBC BASIC programming language.

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Cathode ray tube

The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube that contains one or more electron guns and a phosphorescent screen, and is used to display images.

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Celebrity Poker Club

Celebrity Poker Club was a British television series featuring celebrities playing poker.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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Christopher Curry

Christopher Curry (born 28 January 1946 in Cambridge) is the co-founder of Acorn Computers, with Hermann Hauser and Andy Hopper.

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Consumer electronics

Consumer electronics or home electronics are electronic (analog or digital) equipments intended for everyday use, typically in private homes.

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CT2 is a cordless telephony standard that was used in the early 1990s to provide short-range proto-mobile phone service in some countries in Europe.

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Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Electric battery

An electric battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells with external connections provided to power electrical devices such as flashlights, smartphones, and electric cars.

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Electronic component

An electronic component is any basic discrete device or physical entity in an electronic system used to affect electrons or their associated fields.

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Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages ("mail") between people using electronic devices.

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Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business.

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GCE Advanced Level (United Kingdom)

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level, or A Level, is a main school leaving qualification in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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General Certificate of Education

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) is a subject specific family of academic qualifications that awarding bodies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Crown dependencies and a few Commonwealth countries, notably Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia and Singapore, confer on students.

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Grundy NewBrain

The Grundy NewBrain was a microcomputer sold in the early 1980s by Grundy Business Systems Ltd of Teddington and Cambridge, England.

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Guardian Media Group

Guardian Media Group plc (GMG) is a British mass media company owning various media operations including The Guardian and The Observer.

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Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England, United Kingdom located southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth.

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Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is a public university based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Highgate School

Highgate School, formally Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate, is a British coeducational independent school, founded in 1565 in Highgate, London, England.

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Home computer

Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.

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Human extinction

In futures studies, human extinction is the hypothetical end of the human species.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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An inventor is a person who creates or discovers a new method, form, device or other useful means that becomes known as an invention.

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Jim Westwood

Jim Westwood was the chief engineer at Sinclair Research Ltd in the 1980s, starting at the company in 1963.

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A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch, bishop or other political leader for service to the monarch or a Christian Church, especially in a military capacity.

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Knight Bachelor

The dignity of Knight Bachelor is the most basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system.

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Late Night Poker

Late Night Poker is a British television series that helped popularize poker in the 2000s.

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Life (magazine)

Life was an American magazine that ran regularly from 1883 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 2000.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Mail order

Mail order is the buying of goods or services by mail delivery.

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Mensa International

Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world.

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Micro Men

Micro Men, working title Syntax Era is a one-off BBC drama television show set in the late 1970s and the early-mid 1980s, about the rise of the British home computer market.

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A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU).

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Minesweeping is the practice of the removal of explosive naval mines, usually by a specially designed ship called a minesweeper using various measures to either capture or detonate the mines, but sometimes also with an aircraft made for that purpose.

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Ministry of Supply

The Ministry of Supply (MoS) was a department of the UK Government formed in 1939 to co-ordinate the supply of equipment to all three British armed forces, headed by the Minister of Supply.

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The Microcomputer Kit 14, or MK14 was a computer kit sold by Science of Cambridge of the United Kingdom, first introduced in 1977 for UK£39.95.

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Mullard Limited was a British manufacturer of electronic components.

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National Semiconductor SC/MP

The SC/MP from National Semiconductor is an early microprocessor, which became available in early 1974.

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Naval architecture

Naval architecture, or naval engineering, along with automotive engineering and aerospace engineering, is an engineering discipline branch of vehicle engineering, incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering as applied to the engineering design process, shipbuilding, maintenance, and operation of marine vessels and structures.

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Paravane (weapon)

The paravane, a form of towed underwater "glider", was developed from 1914–16 by Commander Usborne and Lieutenant C. Dennistoun Burney, funded by Sir George White, founder of the Bristol Aeroplane Company.

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Planar process

The planar process is a manufacturing process used in the semiconductor industry to build individual components of a transistor, and in turn, connect those transistors together.

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The Plessey Company plc was a British-based international electronics, defence and telecommunications company.

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Pound sign

The pound sign (£) is the symbol for the pound sterling—the currency of the United Kingdom and previously of Great Britain and the Kingdom of England.

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Printed circuit board

A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components or electrical components using conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from one or more sheet layers of copper laminated onto and/or between sheet layers of a non-conductive substrate.

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Richmond, London

Richmond is a suburban town in south-west London, The London Government Act 1963 (c.33) (as amended) categorises the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames as an Outer London borough.

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Rosie Millard

Rosemary Harriet "Rosie" Millard OBE (born 17 April 1965) is a British journalist and broadcaster.

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Satellite television

Satellite television is a service that delivers television programming to viewers by relaying it from a communications satellite orbiting the Earth directly to the viewer's location.

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A semiconductor material has an electrical conductivity value falling between that of a conductor – such as copper, gold etc.

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Simon Garfield

Simon Frank Garfield (born 19 March 1960"", Debrett's, retrieved 6 July 2011) is a British journalist and non-fiction author.

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Sinclair C5

The Sinclair C5 is a small one-person battery electric velomobile, technically an "electrically assisted pedal cycle".

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Sinclair Executive

The Sinclair Executive was the world's first "slimline" pocket calculator, and the first to be produced by Clive Sinclair's company Sinclair Radionics.

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Sinclair QL

The Sinclair QL (for Quantum leap), is a personal computer launched by Sinclair Research in 1984, as an upper-end counterpart to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

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Sinclair Radionics

Sinclair Radionics Ltd was a company founded by Sir Clive Sinclair in Cambridge, England which developed hi-fi products, radios, calculators and scientific instruments.

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Sinclair Research

Sinclair Research Ltd is a British consumer electronics company founded by Clive Sinclair in Cambridge.

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Sinclair User

Sinclair User, often abbreviated SU, was a magazine dedicated to the Sinclair Research range of home computers, most specifically the ZX Spectrum (while also occasionally covering arcade games).

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Sinclair Vehicles

Sinclair Vehicles Ltd was a company formed in March 1983 by Sir Clive Sinclair as a focus for his work in the field of electric vehicles.

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Sinclair Zike

The Zike, or Sinclair Zike, was a lightweight electric bicycle invented by Clive Sinclair and marketed by his company Sinclair Research Ltd in 1992.

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Sir is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures.

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Spin-off (media)

In media, a spin-off (or spinoff) is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from already existing works that focus on more details and different aspects from the original work (e.g. particular topics, characters or events).

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St George's College, Weybridge

St George's Weybridge are independent mixed Roman Catholic co-educational day schools in Surrey, England taking pupils from 3-18.

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A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.

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Teignmouth is a large seaside town, fishing port and civil parish in the English county of Devon, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign about 14 miles south of Exeter.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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Timex Group

Timex Group B.V., or Timex Group, is a Dutch holding company headquartered in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, and the corporate parent of several global watchmaking companies including Timex Group USA, Inc., TMX Philippines, Inc., and Timex Group India Ltd.

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Timex Sinclair

Timex Sinclair was a joint venture between the British company Sinclair Research and Timex Corporation in an effort to gain an entry into the rapidly growing early-1980s home computer market in North America.

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Transistor radio

A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor-based circuitry.

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The Sinclair TV80, also known as the Flat Screen Pocket TV or FTV1, was a pocket television released by Sinclair Research in September 1983.

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University of Bath

The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom.

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Venture capital

Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).

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Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 1999.

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Wafer-scale integration

Wafer-scale integration, WSI for short, is a rarely used system of building very-large integrated circuit networks that use an entire silicon wafer to produce a single "super-chip".

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

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The Sinclair ZX80 is a home computer brought to market in 1980 by Science of Cambridge Ltd.

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The ZX81 is a home computer that was produced by Sinclair Research and manufactured in Dundee, Scotland by Timex Corporation.

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