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May, 2008


May 1, 2008  9:51 AM

Is that a blade server in your jacket?

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It came as news to Downtime that wearable computers are a reality in today’s army. Wearing a blade server built into a T-shirt might keep you warm, but hiding the cooling fan might prove problematic. The priority, though, is that soldiers keep hold of their guns, which is where the RallyPoint...

May 1, 2008  9:25 AM

Microsoft drives Mrs. Daisy with ‘senior PC’

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Downtime wonders why the little old lady who lives next door orders so many bottles of milk if she cannot be bothered to collect them each morning. They are really beginning to pile up. One company that has also had its eye on the elderly is Microsoft. The BBC reports that Microsoft UK is...


May 1, 2008  9:25 AM

Wi-Fi gizmo competes with undersea toaster

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A Delorean that can travel back in time, the internet and the wheel are all great inventions that have furthered the cause of mankind. By contrast, a watch that tells you if there is a Wi-Fi connection nearby could be said to lack ambition. But hey, it is made in the UK. The Wi-Fi-detecting watch...


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