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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.

January 2011

  • Virtual driving skills do not translate into the real world, study finds

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 31 Jan 2011
  • Gamers like to claim that playing driving games improves their real world capabilities, but a study shows that when it comes to driving cars, the opposite is true. According to a study by ...

  • Evolutionary theory

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 28 Jan 2011
  • Downtime does think that it's a good thing that the great unwashed of the UK are going potty about technology at last. After years of being dismissed as geeks and techies, IT folk can now hold ...

  • Praise the Like

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 26 Jan 2011
  • Catholics among you will no doubt be pleased to know that the Pope has given his official blessing to social media. In a Papal missive to mark World Social Communications Day (Downtime is ...