Downtime

February 2010

  • World's first Arab robot

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Feb 2010
  • The Interactive Robots and Media Laboratory has created the world's first Arabic speaking robot, called IbnSina. Apparently his goal is to achieve harmonious and mutually beneficial co-existence ...

  • If your partner is an IT worker you're lucky

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 09 Feb 2010
  • Apparently male IT workers are the most romantic when it comes to buying gifts.A website that specialises in providing experience days surveyed 1,769 men and found that geeks were the most romantic ...

  • A new spin on data cleansing

    Bill Goodwin - Computer Weekly 08 Feb 2010
  • After a day's lecturing, CW reader Mike F chucked his shirt into the wash basket as usual. After doing his washing at he weekend he found his memory stick amongst he well washed and well spun ...

  • No job to big (or small) for smartphone app

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Feb 2010
  • Get hands-on information with Masternaut augmented reality..

  • My iPhone burps

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Feb 2010
  • Downtime has found a new iPhone app called "Where is my Phone?", which Little Worlds, the company that makes it, claims is both practical and fun...because it makes your iPhone burp.

  • Fascism second only to voyeurism in Italy on iPhone

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 03 Feb 2010
  • Fascism is proving second only to voyeurism in popularity in Italy, where a collection of speeches by dictator Benito Mussolini has become the second-most popular iPhone application. The iMussolini ...

  • Facebook boast lands jail term

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 03 Feb 2010
  • Burglar Roy Boodle will have plenty of time behind bars to contemplate his unwise online behaviour that proved criminals also need to be careful what they do online. While social networking site ...

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