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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 2017

  • Welcome our robot overlords for they come bearing cake

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 30 Mar 2017
  • As all tech experts know, it is only a matter of time before artificial intelligence (AI) takes over the world, eliminates all our jobs, creates Skynet and the terminator, and enslaves us all in ...

  • Heaven is a half-wipe

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 21 Mar 2017
  • Beijing’s Temple of Heaven park toilets are clamping down on local loo roll kleptomaniacs by rolling out face-scanning dispensers. But there’s a problem with this, isn’t there? Very rarely does ...

  • Sex toy data cock-up leaves users red-faced

    Alex Scroxton - Security Editor 14 Mar 2017
  • Donald Trump's counselor and strategist Kellyanne Conway caused uproar online this week when she implied that former president Barack Obama may have used a microwave oven to spy on her boss. Conway ...

  • The perils of modern journalism

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 10 Mar 2017
  • Regular readers will know the deep commitment to quality journalism that Downtime embodies. As the cutting-edge blog of the Computer Weekly stable, within the office tales are legion of the lengths ...

  • Handle in the wind

    Ryan Priest 01 Mar 2017
  • If you haven’t met Handle yet, Handle’s the latest robot to be delivered by the benign storks at Boston Dynamics, an intensely creepy subsidiary of not-so-proud parent Google. How does one describe ...