February, 2008

February 28, 2008  12:24 PM

Buzz if you like, but don’t sting me!

rfroley Profile: rfroley
bees, bumblebee, lizards, Monitoring, RFID, Scanning, tagging

Oh, what a wonderful thing to be, A nice obedient busy busy bee, To be a good bee one must contrive, For bees in a beehive must behive. BBC News shows bees getting RFID tagged 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 22, 2008  4:12 PM

Emergency CD Drive opener

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February 22, 2008  11:24 AM

Video: The secret heart of a codemonkey

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codemonkey, Coder, Developer, machinima, Programmer, Video, WOW

The life of a codemonkey is very hard. So how do you keep your in-house development team happy? Sadly, if this fantastic WoW machinima video from Spiffworld is anything to go by, the required tweaks to the corporate benefits package may be a little difficult...

February 19, 2008  3:08 PM

Korean mobile operator offers users a “love detector”

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Here’s a little something for 29 February, just in case you need to check the validity of that marriage proposal. Korean mobile network operator KTE is offering subscribers a “love detector” service that will analyse your lover’s call to see if they are being sincere. Costing about 80p a...

February 15, 2008  5:14 PM

Is that an iPod in your pocket, or should I call the police?

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Gadgets will soon come with health warnings, if the experience of a commuter in Stoke-on-Trent, reported in the Metro, is repeated. While changing track on his iPod, a fellow commuter...

February 14, 2008  2:26 PM

Paper and the personal touch – better than email after all?

rfroley Profile: rfroley
Email, IBM, Messaging, Post-it

Post-it note reading better than email? stuck to a monitor displaying Outlook Some things don’t change. Back in the mid-80s when Bob Metcalfe and the guys at 3Com...

February 14, 2008  2:16 PM

More evidence that the Identity & Passport Office has lost its way

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errors, Government IT, map

Just see what happens when you try to find directions to its Brighton Interview Office... 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 14, 2008  12:35 PM

Valentine frustration? Play the game

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Debug gameNo words of love in the post this morning? Been rejected by your Valentine? Subjected to a barrage of

February 11, 2008  12:23 PM

World’s brightest torch tale

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Following on from Downtime’s observations on Sutton High Street regarding the use of technology I have to admit I am struggling to find one for a torch that can shine 14.5...

February 8, 2008  2:34 PM

Brace yourself

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Reports this week of a high-tech knee brace that generates electricity and recharges batteries while you walk made Downtime think of the money that could be saved if only we thought twice before plugging into the mains or wasting precious fossil fuels. The University of Michigan has developed the...

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