Downtime:

February, 2010


February 8, 2010  12:31 PM

A new spin on data cleansing

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Memory stick

After a day's lecturing,  CW reader Mike F  chucked his shirt into the wash basket as usual.  After doing his washing at he weekend  he found his memory stick amongst he well washed and well spun clothes.  To his amazement, the 4Gb memory stick still worked...

February 3, 2010  2:00 PM

No job to big (or small) for smartphone app

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
apps

Android's not safe from odd apps either. Masternaut  has developed an augmented reality system for iPhone and Android devices, which it says give users "a real world view of the job they are about to perform and with it we can give them precisely what they need to get it...


February 3, 2010  1:46 PM

My iPhone burps

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
iPhone

Speaking of iPhone Apps, Downtime has found one called "Where is my Phone?", which Little Worlds, the company that makes it, claims is both practical and fun. David Chomard, CEO of Little Worlds, says, "You can save a lot of time looking for your iPhone simply by whistling and it rings.

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February 3, 2010  11:50 AM

Fascism second only to voyeurism in Italy on iPhone

WAshford Profile: WAshford

Fascism is proving second only to voyeurism in popularity in Italy, where a collection of speeches by dictator Benito Mussolini has become the second-most popular iPhone application.

The iMussolini application is attracting 1,000 customers a day and is topped only by an X-ray machine...


February 3, 2010  11:41 AM

Facebook boast lands jail term

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Facebook

Burglar Roy Boodle will have plenty of time behind bars to contemplate his unwise online behaviour that proved criminals also need to be careful what they do online.

While social networking site members are being warned about risky behaviour online to protect them from identity theft by...


February 3, 2010  11:37 AM

Does the internet drive you mad?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
depression

Researchers Catriona Morrison and Helen Gore are on to something with their finding that internet addiction is linked to depression. Men and younger folk...


February 3, 2010  9:56 AM

Porn distracts SEC teams

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Porn, RSI, SEC


February 1, 2010  9:29 AM

Remake of Downfall poking fun at Gartner Magic Quadrant

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Downfall, Gartner, Magic Quadrant

This video pokes fun at Gartner.



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