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February 15, 2008  11:40 AM

Image of the week

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Heathrow, images, RFID

Well this week’s image of the week has to be the photos taken by Computer Weekly journalist JP Kamath while he was covering Heathrow’s RFID trial on passenger’s baggage.


More images from RFID project at Heathrow

February 14, 2008  5:25 PM

Video contest: Show us your smalls!

rfroley Profile: rfroley
competition, contest, photos, pictures, Video, videos

Rebecca Froley, Deputy web editor

No, not those smalls. (Yes, it is Valentine’s Day, but I don’t think our firewall will allow it…)

We want to see your smallest – but still most impressive – IT equipment. Just send in your photos and upload your mobile phone videos and you could be in with a chance to win £50 of Amazon vouchers.

Think big, and we’re sure you can do better than our tiny attempts so far…

February 12, 2008  12:44 PM

Top five stories on Computer Weekly last week

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff, IT news

Last week’s top five stories on

If you missed them I’ll list them here every week – and it gives you an idea of what everyone else in the senior IT Pro community was interested in as well.

Also if we missed some stories that you wanted us to cover then let me know by email or comment on this blog.

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February 7, 2008  3:40 PM

image of the week – well it has to be, doesn’t it – Microhoo!

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images, microhoo, Microsoft, Yahoo

microhoo.jpg Well it says it all.

This image is attributed to Joe Manna, who also comments on the proposed takeover.

Creative Commons license

February 5, 2008  6:18 PM

It’s all in the name – “Microhoo”

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Google, microhoo, Microsoft

What I love about these really hot stories is that a new name soon develops. In the case of Microsoft and Yahoo becoming part of the same family, the blogosphere has been going mad, and not surprisingly some genius concocted the unimaginative, but nevertheless logical “Microhoo”.

Well whatever you may think about the story – it’s not going away and the noise continues.

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February 4, 2008  9:41 PM

Our hardware hoarders competition – what’s your smallest but most impressive piece of IT kit

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competition, IT equipment

mouseonkeyword.jpg We have just announced our winner to our first Hardware Hoarders competition and the prize for imagination and creativity as well as an old piece of IT kit was Eric Jukes, who wins a Sony digital camera and £50 of Amazon vouchers, for pairing an ageing Toshiba T1100 with a brand new breed of mouse.

We had nearly 80 pictures sent in to our competition – which was a fantastic response. You can see all at our Flickr group or visit this selection.

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February 1, 2008  4:58 PM

Microsoft bids for Yahoo – get all the latest analysis here

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Microsoft, Windows, Yahoo

Get the latest analysis – see Cliff Saran’s blog – is it the end of Windows and JP Kamath’s blog post on Microsoft buys Yahoo?.

January 31, 2008  5:39 PM

Weekly IT news round-up is now a podcast

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IT news, podcasts

This week is the first week we have tried this on, but instead of a video news round-up we have done a podcast round up of the week’s news highlights instead.

Have a listen or sign up to receive all’s podcasts by clicking through to our podcasts from this Podomatic badge.

Or take this RSS feed and pop it into your feedreader. You can add podcast feed to iTunes as well by clicking on the iTunes link in podomatic.

January 28, 2008  9:33 PM

Technology photos

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images, IT, photos, Technology


Every week, (at least once a week) I thought I would add a picture to this blog, because despite technology not seeming to be particularly photogenic, there are some very clever constructs out there, like this one. Visual yet stimulating. Let me know what you think and send us a witty or clever caption if you can think of one.

Firenzesca’s other images.

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January 28, 2008  11:25 AM

IT workers almost as unhappy as HR personnel

rfroley Profile: rfroley


According to some research highlighted in today’s Work Clinic blog over at our sister journal Personnel Today:

“The unhappiest professions continue to be HR (29%) and IT (25%).”

True, or not? Do you love your job or hate it? (And if you’re unhappy, would bringing in a plant really improve things as Work Clinic suggests?)

If you’ve got a better suggestion for making the daily grind more a joy than a chore, leave us a comment!

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