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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 2017

  • Keeping up with the lemurs

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 23 Feb 2017
  • A lemur face recognition tool has been developed by a team of computer scientists to identify between and keep track of individual members of the species and boost conservation efforts. For too ...

  • Brits battle boredom staring at phone screens

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Feb 2017
  • A new survey has found Brits are now less bored today than they were 20 years ago, because they have a smartphone. Greg Tatton-Brown, spokesman for online gaming site Casumo.com, who commissioned ...

  • Nokia 3310s back to hard reset our dystopian world

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 17 Feb 2017
  • News of the Nokia 3310’s imminent relaunch has brought Downtime over all nostalgic. Take our hand, and come with us to the cloudless summer of 2001. It’s safer there. The sun shines brightly, the ...

  • Uber on the up

    08 Feb 2017
  • Perhaps the most bombastic cliche of an imagined futuristic world is the flying car. So when better than this already cartoonishly terrifying now for the overlords at Uber to recruit a veteran Nasa ...

  • Would you rather dump your other half, or switch broadband provider?

    Alex Scroxton - Networking Editor 02 Feb 2017
  • Because apparently, 77% of Brits are more likely to dump their partner than their broadband provider. At least, this was the main finding of a survey of 2,000 UK consumers conducted by broadband ...

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