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January 2014

  • Old Macdonald had a drone...

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 30 Jan 2014
  • Armed Predator drone firing Hellfire missile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Drones have a mixed reputation to say the least. From debates on whether they can be trusted for use in Middle East war zones ...

  • Blow me! A Raspberry Pi-powered datacentre

    Jim Mortleman 23 Jan 2014
  • We all know datacentre servers are shrinking, but could they really be colonised by the humble Raspberry Pi? New UK colocation firm Colocker says they can. The company offers a novel service where ...

  • Status: Arrested

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 23 Jan 2014
  • Once again proving that social media is dangerous, a fugitive from the law has landed himself behind bars through his activities on Facebook.Wanted on a charge of aggravated assault, Anthony ...

  • What's that I smell?

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 22 Jan 2014
  • Smell (Photo credit: Dennis Wong)In a world where our fingers seem surgically attached to the touchscreens of our smartphones and our eyes transfixed on messages going back and forth across SMS, ...

  • Driving 80mph with Google Glass

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Jan 2014
  • Cecilia Abadie (pictured left), a Google Glass beta tester based in San Diego, has escaped a traffic ticket, after her case was dropped by court in California.Abadie was pulled over by a US traffic ...

  • Quit your job from the safety of your iPhone

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 14 Jan 2014
  • Quit Your Job (Photo credit: Kevin Krebs)As the festive season seems like a distant memory and the doldrums of day to day life weigh down on our shoulders like never before, many people look to a ...

  • Google Glass the Jodhpurs of today

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 07 Jan 2014
  • Research about Google Glass has revealed that the main obstacle to its take up is the embarrassment of wearing it.The research revealed that 68% of 1132 people interviewed said they would feel too ...

  • Transformers director Michael Bay blooper at CES

    Caroline Baldwin - Business Editor 07 Jan 2014
  • Samsung invited Transformers film director, Michael Bay, onto the stage to help plug their new curved UHD TV set at CES in Las Vegas. That's one invite Bay probably wished he had turned down.The ...

  • Is Google's latest patent a joke?

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 02 Jan 2014
  • Over the past few years Google has filed some ground-breaking patents, and now after almost four years the tech firm has finally been granted a patent for creating comic strips.Perhaps it took the ...

  • Barack Obama got excited when a reliance on internet left Cockneys stranded in Wales

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 02 Jan 2014
  • News of a London couple finding Snowdon on the internet got the US president momentarily excited.On his day off Obama decided to do a quick search to catch up on progress around US's most wanted, ...

  • Beware the quad-rotor swarm!

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 02 Jan 2014
  • A swarm of intelligent quad-rotors that respond to hand gestures may sound like science fiction, but researchers at the University of Illinois in the US are taking this scenario one step closer to ...

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