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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.

June 2017

  • Your robot overlords part 46: Software never lies

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 26 Jun 2017
  • As we all know, software and artificial intelligence is going to run the world and make all the decisions on our behalf, probably starting from a week next Tuesday. Downtime has long felt it is our ...

  • End of the Piers humour

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 22 Jun 2017
  • It’s been over a year since US robotics designer David Hanson made Sophia an internet phenomenon with a video in which he accidentally prompts her to agree to destroy all humans. The UK got a ...

  • Beer, pee and charge phone

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Jun 2017
  • Among those ever present first world problems is how to keep your phone charged - especially if you are out on the razz. The University of the West of England may have just the answer. It has ...

  • Appocalypse how?

    06 Jun 2017
  • Apple opened this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference with a video speculating what the world might look like if all the apps used on their devices suddenly disappeared. As all the big guns, ...

  • A little less covfefe

    01 Jun 2017
  • Donald Trump has written a new page into the book of Twitter folklore with his now deleted classic, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”. The garbled message, surely reaching for the word ...