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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.

December 2013

  • Turkey or technology? - The Christmas dilemma

    Clare McDonald - Business Editor 16 Dec 2013
  • Picture the scene: you're sitting at the dining table on Christmas Day and you're faced with a tough decision. Turkey, or technology? According to a survey by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, 49% of ...

  • HP augments. Really

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Dec 2013
  • Yup, Downtime has been offered a chance to review HP's latest invention, an augmented reality app that plays back a video when you point your phone at a photograph. OK, let's try it on Munch's "The ...

  • Microsoft researches computerised bra

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 04 Dec 2013
  • The universities of Southampton and Rochester (New York) are working with Microsoft on a wearable computer, based on a brassiere form factor to investigate just-in-time interventions to support ...