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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.

March 2012

  • Woman sues Apple for $1 million for broken nose

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 26 Mar 2012
  • Arguably, a large part of Apple's success is the style of its technology gadgets, but Apple's emphasis on the aesthetic could cost the company a lot of money. Apple's appeal across generations is ...

  • MP rebuked for fiddling

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 21 Mar 2012
  • In this day and age, who can say they are not guilty of fiddling in much the same way as the SNP's Angus MacNeil who was caught at it during a debate in the House of Commons. Unfortunately for the ...

  • Nokia patents tattoos that vibrate when you get a call

    Faisal Alani - UK at eBay 20 Mar 2012
  • Nokia have fought back in the smartphone war. They first fought back by releasing Windows Phone 7 handsets and now they have another trick up their sleeve. Literally in some cases.

  • Apple short of a picnic

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 15 Mar 2012
  • A stream of fanboy refugees winding down Regent Street, equipped with sleeping bags for a rough night on the pavement can mean only one thing: a new Apple product is about to hit the shelves.

  • Maybe your parents weren't so bad

    Matt Scott - TechTarget 13 Mar 2012
  • American teen Michael Bell Jr will be concentrating a lot harder at school now.After returning home one evening with his report card, which containted three F's, Michael's parents decided a ...

  • Skyped Sunderland burglar jailed

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 13 Mar 2012
  • Burglary 101: Always check there are no computing devices in the room before liberating any of the goods because someone may just be watching. That's the painful and embarrassing lesson learned by ...

  • Twitter is more useful than you think

    Matt Scott - TechTarget 09 Mar 2012
  • Twitter has added another string to its ever impressive bow of usefulness.It can now practically write Downtime entries.The hashtag "#ComputingSongs" was trending in London today and included a ...

  • Vince Cable put a cap in my ass

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 08 Mar 2012
  • The trend to make business applications easier to use through what is known as Gamification could have the side effect of public services being delivered at gunpoint..Applying for a government loan ...

  • How the New iPad was developed

    Faisal Alani - UK at eBay 08 Mar 2012
  • An sms conversation between two Apple execs, Tom and Stephen, was recorded and can now be exclusively unveiled right here on Downtime detailing how the New iPad was put together.

  • Oooooooh, would you like me to lap dance for you?

    Matt Scott - TechTarget 08 Mar 2012
  • At this year's CeBIT expo in Hannover, Germany, British robot-designer/artist Giles Walker showcased his pole-dancing robots.Yes, you read that right. Pole-dancing robots. Alan Partridge would be ...

  • Dell probably not do that again

    Matt Scott - TechTarget 07 Mar 2012
  • Two Dell employees from Round Rock, Texas will surely be filled with regret after a secret internal marketing campaign landed them in hot water.48-year-old Bryan Chester and his 36-year-old ...

  • Is this a publicity stunt hiding a data breach?

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 05 Mar 2012
  • Only Mercedes would use potentially groundbreaking camouflage technology to market a new high-tech vehicle, but it does raise questions about the source of the technology. To promote the ...