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  • We all know how our mobile phone insurance is barely worth the paper it is written on and how big a target smartphones are in the eyes of a pickpocket? Well, a new tool has come to light that could ...

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    UK gets its own BPO Shawshank Redemption

    Karl Flinders Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 14 Aug 2012

    Apparently the Ministry of Justice has a plan to put some of the country's jail birds to work. In an effort to win business from Indian call centres the MOJ wants UK prisoners with British accents ...

  • Tennis player Andy Murray may have finally found victory on court at Wimbledon by winning gold in the London 2012 Olympics, but he has also topped a list of the most dangerous UK sport celebrities ...

  • After winning a Gold Medal in the 1996 Olympics, Redgrave famously announced that if anyone saw him in a boat again that they could shoot him. As we all know that boycott didn't last... Now Stevie ...

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    Baaaaa! SOS

    Caroline Baldwin Business Editor 08 Aug 2012

    Sheep in Switzerland could soon be texting SOS messages to their shepherds when under attack by wolves.A special collar will notify the shepherd if a member of the flock's heart rate increases, ...

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    Usain Bolt finger twiddling celebration explained

    Karl Flinders Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 07 Aug 2012

    Google's homepage reminded downtime of its wasted youth. The Olympic themed Google doodle features a sprinter who can be controlled by the click flicking of the cursor keys to run and the space bar ...

  • It is time for a nice heart-warming story over here at Downtime... A 16-year-old cancer patient named Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem is currently residing within the Seattle Children's Hospital for ...