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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.

May 2012

  • iPhone-shaped air con

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 31 May 2012
  • Now the weather has taken a warm turn (for the moment at least, anyway) what better way to cool off at your desk than with the iPhone 'shaped' compact air conditioner.

  • A presidential cock-up

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 30 May 2012
  • It is not unheard of for an American president to have trouble with his grammar, but surely if you are hoping to be the president of one of the world's super-powers good spelling should be a ...

  • Mushroom app helps enthusiasts locate favourite fungi

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 29 May 2012
  • Finally there is an app that helps us locate mushrooms. The iMushroomHunter and iMushroomGuide apps are available on the iPhone and Android phones. The app allows mushroom fanatics to share ...

  • Stolen iPhone exposes thief

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 29 May 2012
  • Katy McCaffrey assumed she had lost her iPhone and would never see it again when it was missing after she had been on a Caribbean cruise, but that was not the end. A few weeks later, the iPhone ...

  • Sky launches Jubilee remote control

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 23 May 2012
  • Major retailers are stocking special Diamond Jubilee remote controls for Sky boxes. So if you don't think you have been fleeced enough by the Royal family through your taxes you can spend almost ...

  • Never mind the IT, the Jubilee line is my Olympic worry

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 23 May 2012
  • Downtime went to visit IT supplier Atos at the Technical Operations Centre (TOC) for the London Olympics. There will be 900 servers, 1,000 network and security devices and more than 10,000 ...

  • What can businesses can learn from foxes?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 23 May 2012
  • Does a fox shit in the woods? Yes and we can tell you how many times. Downtime was chatting to the business behind the data analytics carried out in the recent Channel 4 documentary series about ...

  • Watch out for Robo-Fish!

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 23 May 2012
  • You've heard of Robo-cop, now meet Robo-fish - the new aquatic pollution-fighter. The machine is being tested off the cost of Spain to hunt down contamination in the water and feed information back ...

  • Technology attachment gone too far

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 22 May 2012
  • Apple fan boys are typically very attached to their technology, but some take that a little too far as in the case of David Hurban in the US. Anxious that he should never be far from his iPod nano, ...

  • Wi-Fi proof wallpaper

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 14 May 2012
  • With smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs and even cookers linking up to the internet at home, Wi-Fi is a must for most families. Yet, security specialists are always warning us how vulnerable ...

  • Facebook is as good as sex

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 14 May 2012
  • "Better than sex," is a common [in more senses than one] way of expressing how good something is. While Facebook does not quite qualify, posting on social networking sites does rank alongside sex ...

  • The end of rectangular boobs

    Matt Scott - TechTarget 14 May 2012
  • Downtime is proud that the headline for this post not only spells out what the content is about but that it is also one of the weirdest you will read this week. Probably. We don't know what else ...

  • Baseball Wi-Fi security blunder

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 10 May 2012
  • InfoSec is still fresh in our minds, but it seems some people aren't as security conscious as others. We stumbled across this picture on Matthew Pascucci's blog... At first glance, it may appear as ...

  • Sexting app could have a use for tech firms

    Matt Scott - TechTarget 10 May 2012
  • Okay, you caught Downtime. We sexed up the headline a bit, Snapchat isn't "officially" a sexting app, it is a real-time picture chatting app that offers time protection.Although, you would be ...

  • Global warming just a load of guff

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 10 May 2012
  • Scientists have revealed that dinosaur flatulence might have been responsible for the warm climate 150 million years ago.Yes scientists at Liverpool John Moore's University have revealed that ...