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Almost one in ten young people have a shortfall in computing knowledge according to a report into the state of the Nation’s tech know-how. The YouGov online survey of 4,500 consumers, conducted by leading PC manufacturer HP, found that 9% of respondents aged 18-34 considered their knowledge of computers and technology to be ‘low’ compared to 61% who considered themselves to have a medium level of knowledge.

In an age where computers are central to so many parts of life, this knowledge gap is something the younger generation is conscious of. More than a third (38%) of 18-34 year olds that responded to the survey said that they felt there was a gap between their current and desired level of understanding when it comes to computers.

For almost half of adults online, getting to grips with their computer doesn’t stop at simply using it - 46% felt it was ‘very important’ to also have some knowledge of computer maintenance. With this in mind, and with a nod...

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