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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.

February 2014

  • New app to make cheating easier

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 28 Feb 2014
  • Social media has changed the world. Lovers today are in constant contact with smiley faces and messages going back and forward 24:7.This is hard work for many. So one company has developed an App ...

  • This smartphone will self-destruct in 5... 4... 3...

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 27 Feb 2014
  • Everyone is at panic stations since the revelations of Edward Snowden and the sneaky spying by governments on our communications. But the industry that has been providing the data to the state are ...

  • Church blocks porn in not so shocking move!

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 20 Feb 2014
  • Canterbury Cathedral. View from the north west circa 1890-1900 (retouched from a black & white photograph). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)For better or worse, filthy content is only ever a click ...

  • 404 Errors: What a load of Balls

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 18 Feb 2014
  • We all know political parties and their politicians are some of the most frustrating characters we will come across in our lives. They rarely say what they mean, shout like school children in their ...

  • Birds Eye to sell potato hashtags

    Caroline Baldwin - Business Editor 17 Feb 2014
  • Birds Eye is hoping its newest product will be a viral hit. Potato Mashtags are set to feature shapes including one of the most popular key symbols of the social media age - the hashtag. A pack of ...

  • Besotted gamer bids for Darwin Award

    Warwick Ashford - Security Editor 14 Feb 2014
  • An obsessed gamer (as if there were any other kind) in Kansas very nearly put himself the running for a Darwin Award for those who remove themselves from the gene pool in a silly way.He risked his ...

  • Androids may cry over spilt coffee

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 14 Feb 2014
  • Walk into any coffee shop today and you will be surrounded by mustached hipsters, sipping their extra shot lattés and tapping away on their tablet of choice. Coffee cup (Photo credit: ...

  • Google glass set to reduce first class lounge fistycuffs

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 11 Feb 2014
  • Staff working in first class lounges are constantly having to deal with people that are "significantly richer than yow." It is hard to be polite to people that can afford to throw away their money ...

  • Engineering works during a strike, a machine would never think of that

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 05 Feb 2014
  • Downtime had some time to ponder the use of technology to carryout human roles whilst sitting waiting for a bus. The tube strike in London was the perfect opportunity to gather some thoughts.London ...

  • Technology to discover the psychopath in your life

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 05 Feb 2014
  • This is a guest post by Steven Hipwell, principal project manager at Birmingham City University.Channel 4's recent "Psychopath Night" gave some chilling insights into the inner workings of the ...

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