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July 2011

  • NHS touts virtual visits by Skype to cut costs

    Warwick Ashford - Security Editor 25 Jul 2011
  • Not only are small businesses looking to Skype to cut call costs, but NHS trusts are touting virtual hospital visits to cut costs.The scheme is being proposed by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation ...

  • Facebook lashes out over Google+ competition

    Warwick Ashford - Security Editor 18 Jul 2011
  • Facebook has lashed out over competition from Google+ by shutting down all ad campaigns by web developer Michael Johnson who ran a Facebook ad asking people to add him to their Circles on rival ...

  • Virgin Racing beats Red Bull...virtually

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Jul 2011
  • They may be finishing at the tail end of races, if they finish at all, but Formula 1 team, Virgin Racing is pretty quick of the start line...at least its website is according to Keynote.The ...

  • Food cooking updates via Bluetooth

    Warwick Ashford - Security Editor 11 Jul 2011
  • Hot on the heels - pardon the pun - of a positive Bluetooth experience with Sony's Bluray remote control for the PS3, Downtime has discovered another inspired Bluetooth device. Whether it is ...

  • Meet QR man

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Jul 2011
  • A bloke in Paris called Marco has become the second man in history to have a QR code tattoo. We've been reliably informed that the first QR man was, in fact, English ...

  • Budding songwriter? There's an app for that

    Warwick Ashford - Security Editor 07 Jul 2011
  • Anyone who fancies themselves as a writer has for quite some time already been able to get published internationally in an instant using a raft of free online publishing tools. Now, thanks to a ...

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