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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.

July 2012

  • What would you do for £2.56?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 31 Jul 2012
  • Website is a marketplace for services that people are willing to do for £5. Well actually it is what you would do for $4 because the website takes its cut. This is about £2.56 in English ...

  • China creates advanced robot that walks on water

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 31 Jul 2012
  • OK, China creates advanced microbot that walks on water - we are not talking R2D2 or C3PO - but not only does this micro-gizmo walk on water, it can jump too. It may not be as fast as grease ...

  • HP stomps foot missing out on T3 award

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 26 Jul 2012
  • We have all had the dream of standing up on stage, crowds applauding loudly, as you grasp onto your award and give that all important thank you speech, remembering to give platitudes to your peers ...

  • Beanbags 2.0 - the new Google office

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 26 Jul 2012
  • Google embodied the best of the dot com era in so many ways - but was also responsible for unleashing upon an unsuspecting business world the whole concept of beanbags, pool tables and polka dot ...

  • Microsoft boat - the hottest party in town

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 25 Jul 2012
  • With the Olympics just days away, London will not just be flooded with athletes, but also the rich and famous, who somehow managed to score tickets in the lottery - convenient hey? Paul Allen's ...

  • Microsoft red-faced over 'big boobs' in software code

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 24 Jul 2012
  • Microsoft has been hit by another embarrassing disclosure that highlights a "boys club" culture at the firm. Last year, the High Court heard claims that male executives had sexually harassed female ...

  • Elvis lives on planet football

    Bill Goodwin - Computer Weekly 19 Jul 2012
  • Downtime was delighted to learn that telecommunications analyst Windsor Holden has a secret second life.

  • More limericks on downtime

    Bill Goodwin - Computer Weekly 18 Jul 2012
  • The rhyme of first line support"Have you checked that it's switched on?", I said "Have you checked that with power it's fed?" Cos without any juice It's about as much use As a Python-esque parrot - ...

  • iPhone can now punch above its weight

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 18 Jul 2012
  • Smartphones already provide a vast toolkit in your pocket, and soon that arsenal could include the ability to take down a violent attacker. No, not a new app, but a cunningly crafted case, ...

  • Watch out for false starts as drunks seek Olympic glory

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 17 Jul 2012
  • If you are in a pub toilet during the Olympics and the guy next to you starts screaming "come on, come on" and "oh yes" don't panic he is not committing the sin of Onan, he is taking part in an ...