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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.

January 2015

  • Quick! Call 911, Facebook is offline!

    Caroline Baldwin - Freelance editor and journalist 28 Jan 2015
  • This week the two social networking giants Facebook and Instagram went offline. Facebook is blaming an internal fault caused by engineers, while others are blaming a DDos attack. Whatever the ...

  • Mobile phones a waste of time

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 22 Jan 2015
  • While many people are obsessed with their mobile phones and never put them down for a minute, research shows that for many others they are just a waste of time. In fact, the average Brit will spend ...

  • Data thieves face the music

    Clare McDonald - Business Editor 22 Jan 2015
  • We found out this week that the younger generation are pretty lazy when it comes to protecting their payment data, with 20% of 16 to 24-year-olds having shared their PIN with a third party. With ...

  • No patch for stupidity

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 16 Jan 2015
  • Proving the computer security lament that there is no patch for human stupidity, three UK students have been stung in a Skype scam. They admitted to North Yorkshire Police that they accepted a ...

  • Big wee data

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Jan 2015
  • Hammersmith Hospital has just begun a molecular analysis programme, which will take a close look at what makes up urine. Apparently the machine doing the analysis produces as much data per day as ...

  • The get-fit solution for tech obsessives

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 16 Jan 2015
  • Researchers in Germany claim to have found a way to generate electrical power from walking. Coming in the same week as news that a lack of exercise is a bigger threat to public health than obesity, ...

  • UKIP knocked off internet in update screw-up

    Alex Scroxton - Security Editor 06 Jan 2015
  • Panic on the streets of Clacton, panic on the streets of Rochester, after the official website of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) dropped off the internet this morning, leaving the party's ...