Downtime

December 2011

  • There's nowt so QR as farm folk

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Dec 2011
  • T-Mobile has seen the future and it is QR-coded cows. In a particularly creative brainstorm session some bright sparks came up with the idea of spraying a QR code on a cow so farmers can look-up ...

  • Developer chat-up lines

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Dec 2011
  • With the festive season in full swing, our roving reporter has been out and about on the dance floor with this year's most sought-after fashion accessory... the official Oracle OpenWorld 2011 bag. ...

  • Back in my day........we didn't have apps

    Matt Scott - TechTarget 14 Dec 2011
  • Over 50's group Saga, keen to move with the times, have launched an iPhone app for the older generation. The app, titled, 'Woteva' translates teen slang, allowing users to communicate with all ...

  • Naked car thief becomes pedigree's chum

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 13 Dec 2011
  • Stealing a vehicle was not enough for one excitement seeker so he decided to do so naked. A YouTube video showed police video of a naked man being pulled to the ground by a police dog after he fled ...

  • "Ecoute moi," said the kitchen

    Warwick Ashford - Security Editor 12 Dec 2011
  • Is French cooking the same as cooking in French? Maybe not the most profound question in the world, but one that could get a definitive answer very soon. Yes, the French-talking kitchen is set to ...

  • Finnish people just dig living in JCBs

    ComputerWeekly Staff 07 Dec 2011
  • I'm sure you all remember but just in case you don't I'll jog your memory. Back in August, Downtime posted a story about a competition that was taking place in Finland.The prize on offer was a ...

  • Laptops may fry more than just thighs

    Warwick Ashford - Security Editor 06 Dec 2011
  • Laptops may be bad for what lies below and fry more than just thighs when used repeatedly, a study has revealed. It is not the heat from the batteries that's to blame, however, but the Wi-Fi waves ...

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