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  • Driverless cars will be smiles better

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 20 Sep 2016
  • If you believe the hype (which, being experienced Downtime readers, we realise you won't), then you will know that we will all be getting around in driverless cars by about, ooh, Wednesday next ...

  • Newts move home in search of faster broadband

    Alex Scroxton - Networking Editor 14 Sep 2016
  • Frustrated at the slow state of broadband in their area, a family of newts has moved house to take advantage of the opportunities provided by superfast fibre. A BT Openreach engineer found the ...

  • Holy Moly: When God and tech collide

    Caroline Donnelly - Datacentre Editor 08 Sep 2016
  • The Diocese of St. Albans is calling on IT workers to help educate congregations on the link between science and faith, as part of its (bizarrely) named “Take Your Vicar to the Lab” campaign. The ...

  • Hackonomica

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Aug 2016
  • The BBC has reported that the University of Bournemouth was attacked 21 times by ransomware. the observant report notes, that this occurred in spite of the university having its own cybersecurity ...

  • Finding Dory: Tech's wet moments

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 02 Aug 2016
  • As Computer Weekly trawls the archives, Downtime has dug up a number of tech turds - the kind of things they wish they'd never said. But like Dory, IT has a tendency to forget. So 16 years after ...

  • The ageing face of data

    Clare McDonald - Business Editor 27 Jul 2016
  • Much to the frequent disregard of the millennial generation, technology has enabled a number of daily processes to become autonomous and instantaneous. Perhaps the most frequent of these processes, ...

  • BrackWust Bot grills guest's sausage

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jul 2016
  • The BrackWust Bot looks like it could become hotter than a hot potato this summer. The Bot was recently used at the 53rd Stallwächter-Party of the Baden-Württemberg State Representation in Berlin ...

  • Wild Pokémon appear in Computer Weekly office

    Alex Scroxton - Networking Editor 15 Jul 2016
  • Pokémon mania is gripping the world following the hotly-anticipated release of Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that is well on its way to becoming one of the most popular mobile downloads of ...

  • GDS finds Millennium Bug down the back of the sofa

    Alex Scroxton - Networking Editor 04 Jul 2016
  • The Millennium Bug, which as long-time readers of Computer Weekly will remember was going to cause systematic global IT failure at the stroke of midnight on 1 January 2000 (power cuts, planes ...

  • Ping a Bus

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Jun 2016
  • In this day and age, it's not just the techie guy at the helpdesk who know what the numbers and dots posted on the bus mean. Clearly, the bus driver here is on the game. And most Y-gens will ...

  • Dads bloomin' love a Vauxhall Zafira, says Microsoft

    Alex Scroxton - Networking Editor 21 Jun 2016
  • Do you ever lie awake during an England football match, fretting about what brand sponsors you might enjoy to search for on your laptop, smartphone or tablet device? Well fortunately for all of us, ...

  • Driving without hand signals

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jun 2016
  • Samar is not having a good day today. Windows 10 has gone and upgraded his perfectly good laptop, and now it runs like an old yak. Samar doesn't get road rage, he's a calm and ever courteous driver ...