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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 2013

  • Domino rally to become thing of the past

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 27 Mar 2013
  • Good news came to Downtime today. Dominoes, the popular game played by children and adults that want to kill time before gulps of beer, is available on smartphones for free with no adverts. Not ...

  • Travel the tube with Mario

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 22 Mar 2013
  • Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition - Nintendo Record (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The London Underground map is iconic in its own right, but how about merging it with another icon of a geekier ...

  • Google outs Tory's dating preferences

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 20 Mar 2013
  • Tory MP Gavin Barwell has had his embarrassing web browsing activities revealed to the world after a criticism of the Labour party backfired.Barwell saw an advert aimed at those interested in ...

  • Technology to get your pulse racing

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 18 Mar 2013
  • It is pretty obvious when someone has a pulse. It normally involves them being upright, breathing, chatting, acting like the average human being really. What you normally can't tell though is the ...

  • The ePad Femme - why pink stinks

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 15 Mar 2013
  • Although the ePad Femme might sound like something featured in a Bodyform advert: don't be fooled, the name in fact belongs to the first (and let's hope last) tablet computer specifically designed ...

  • Brit-guide for US Microsoft workers

    Caroline Baldwin - Freelance editor and journalist 14 Mar 2013
  • Last year, Microsoft moved its EU research headquarters to Cambridge. Its employees jumping across the pond will now be pleased to know that on arrival they will receive a 44-page guide on how to ...

  • It's f***ing elementary dear Watson

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 11 Mar 2013
  • English: IBM's Watson computer, Yorktown Heights, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)IBM has been working hard to make its supercomputer Watson a friendlier, more affable kind of machine, but little did ...

  • Latest Ice Cream Sandwich causes cyber security threat for Android owning Eskimos

    Caroline Baldwin - Freelance editor and journalist 07 Mar 2013
  • A Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been hacked to reveal its contents by researchers who put the device in a freezer for an hour. According to the BBC, the device when reached a temperature of -10C, was ...

  • Young online gamblers are the new chimney sweeps

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 06 Mar 2013
  • Downtime has had a great idea. You could call it a win, win if you like. News this week described how a youngster had run up a huge bill by using his parents' iPad to play a game that is initially ...

  • Japanese apply Victorian prudishness to iPhones

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 04 Mar 2013
  • The Victorian practice covering up "immodest" table limbs may now be regarded as a myth, but the Japanese seem to be applying a similar approach to the iPhone.In particular, the iPhone's home ...