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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 2020

  • Techxit Britain

    Ryan Priest 29 Jan 2020
  • BT’s press office has reported some “worrying” findings as part of its Skills for Tomorrow programme, designed to “close the digital skills knowledge gap that exists between parents and children”. ...

  • Mr Shithole

    Ryan Priest 23 Jan 2020
  • Facebook has extended its apologies to China’s president Xi Jinping for erroneously translating his name to “Mr Shithole”. With Slick Nick busy defending his employer’s decision to keep letting ...

  • Get Huawei done

    Ryan Priest 16 Jan 2020
  • The BBC’s Dan Walker has sat down with Boris Johnson to probe him over all manner of hot topics, including the government’s decision to let Huawei build its 5G telecoms infrastructure. Having ...

  • Reinventing the ball

    Ryan Priest 08 Jan 2020
  • Samsung may have rattled through a number of new technologies in its CES 2020 keynote, but Ballie quite simply stole the show. The very next day, Downtime interviewed several etymologists to try to ...

  • Y2.02K

    Ryan Priest 03 Jan 2020
  • So here we are in 2020, and almost everything is still working as normal. The apocalyptic Y2K bug that caused such a thrill 20 years ago found its sequel in Y2.02K, but rather than nuclear reactor ...

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