Downtime

March 2010

  • Google TV search - Look mum I'm on TV!!

    Faisal Alani - UK at eBay 11 Mar 2010
  • Google is slowly taking over your life, so much so that now I refer to everything as 'Google'. I Google in the morning, get a quick Google done before lunch and always make sure I have at least one ...

  • Parliament is Asbo central

    ComputerWeekly Staff 10 Mar 2010
  • Houses of Parliament were middling for Asbos,

  • PCs and old socks

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Mar 2010
  • Gartner fellow, Brian Gammage believes PCs and socks have a lot in common. "I only buy new socks when my old ones have holes and are worn out, This is how we'll buy PCs," he says. Since people ...

  • Bottled "ghosts" sold for £1,300 online

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 09 Mar 2010
  • Proving that the online marketplace is fertile ground for anyone with an imagination, a New Zealander has sold two bottled "ghosts" for more than £1,300 in an auction. The seller, Avie Woodbury of ...

  • "Dead" IE 6.0 will haunt IT for yonks

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Mar 2010
  • Apparently Internet Explorer 6.0 has been laid to rest. After wreaking havoc on corporate IT security for nine years, Microsoft's infamous browser is officially dead... Well that's what Microsoft ...

  • Tories bank on iPhones to explain policy

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 03 Mar 2010
  • The Conservative party has failed to get its policy messages across in traditional face to face communication so it is turning to the iPhone.The Conservative Party App, as it is known, was built by ...

  • UK trials Nose ID on 72 nostrils

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 02 Mar 2010
  • The bods at Bath University certainly like to sniff out their research. The humam nose is unique and makes a brilliant biometric. Technically speaking, by combined the curvature of the ridge with ...

  • Office desks have more germs than toilets

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 01 Mar 2010
  • A survey has revealed that the average desk surface has over 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. The shock news comes, unsurprisingly, from a company that specialises in anti bacterial ...

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