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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.

November 2012

  • Gizoogling

    Caroline Baldwin - Freelance editor and journalist 30 Nov 2012
  • Downtime has found itself with more time on its hands than usual this week, mainly as we wait for much of our work to be returned with Hugh Grant's approval, but fortunately we stumbled across an ...

  • Calling all earthlings

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 30 Nov 2012
  • The telco industry charges more, kilobyte by kilobyte, for sending a text message from your phone to next door than what it costs to send the same message from Mars to Earth, according to a cost ...

  • Texting in your sleep

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 28 Nov 2012
  • Young Couple Sleeping (Photo credit: new study into sleep disorders has found technology is not just edging its way into the bedroom, but taking over our sleep patterns as well. Dr ...

  • Cam-bot 2000

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 08 Nov 2012
  • Here at Downtime we've always been a tad concerned that one day robots will take over the world. Perhaps it was being exposed to Terminator at an impressionable age. But what if we were to tell ...

  • Magic quadrant family life

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Nov 2012
  • Gartner's eponymous magic Quadrant can be applied to pretty much anything, at least according to Gartner fellow, Steve Prentice. He applied Gartner's rigorous methodology to his own family.The ...

  • More on Steve Ballmer as the Addams Family expands into IT

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 08 Nov 2012
  • Downtime recently revealed the exclusive truth about Microsoft's woes - that CEO Steve Ballmer has in fact been replaced by Uncle Fester from the Addams Family.For those of you who didn't believe ...

  • Apple's Siri silenced on a certain topic in China

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 01 Nov 2012
  • Apple's voice recognition technology on the iPhone is used widely in China to provide help in finding suppliers of goods and services, but it has been silence on one particular topic.According to ...