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Taking a look at the lighter side of IT - technology may be a serious business but it rarely fails to raise a smile too.

September 2010

  • Laptops relieve Roman boredom

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 29 Sep 2010
  • Rome's mayor has provided one of the most interesting and probably most truthful reasons for a civic authority's decision around IT technology. According to Gianni Alemanno, he has allowed Rome's ...

  • Jobs for twits

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Sep 2010
  • Apparently, job vacanices posted on PeoplePerHour.com for 'Twitter consultants' have jumped more than 300% this year. "We're seeing increasing demand for social media experts to oversee the Twitter ...

  • Booze can damage your browser

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Sep 2010
  • Amazon's Kindle eBook reader offers a way for users to highlight quotes and sections of text they like. This info is then posted on Amazon's site. Nicholas Carr's The Shallows: What the Internet Is ...

  • McCartney in the cloud with HP

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Sep 2010
  • Paul McCartney has certainly been listening to what the man says, when he agreed to put his back catologue on a private HP cloud. Hopefully it will be secure otherwise he'll have to let 'em in. ...

  • UK girl gets 21,000 responses to party invitation

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 22 Sep 2010
  • A public life used to be limited to those who had fame and or fortune, but now literally anyone can take to the world's stage through the press of a button. At a stroke, a 14-year-old girl from ...

  • IE 9.0 - it's only a beta...

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Sep 2010
  • Microsoft launched the beta release of Internet Explorer 9.0 last night. Attended by a couple of hundred journalists, VIPs and a couple of young things who'd obviously had far too much of the free ...

  • Y-CIO, it's fun to play as a Y-CIO

    ComputerWeekly Staff 16 Sep 2010
  • "I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town...There's no need to be unhappy". That's how the YMCA lyrics go, right? American Tony McAlister, who happens to be CTO at online betting firm ...

  • What are you doing now? "Braking very hard!!!"

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 16 Sep 2010
  • In a groundbreaking development in car safety, General Motors has announced that drivers will soon be able to use Facebook while speeding down the motorway. Think of the possibilities for your ...

  • How to be Confused.com about the cost of social media

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 15 Sep 2010
  • Insurance price comparison site Confused.com - the one that doesn't use meerkats or singing waiters in its adverts - seems intent on alienating the approximately 500 billion users of Facebook and ...

  • Cops seek tweeting PigSpotter

    ComputerWeekly Staff 15 Sep 2010
  • PigSpotter, a civic-minded motorist who tweets the location of hated speed traps and sundry law enforcement apparat designed to minimise the fun you can have on the roads there.

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