February, 2011

February 15, 2011  3:45 PM

Getting to the heart of the UK’s economic problems

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

At last, a press release has provided Downtime with the essential piece of news for all of us struggling under the weight of government cutbacks and economic adversity.

Apparently, 80% of employees think the quality of sandwiches at their business meetings has fallen as a result of the...

February 14, 2011  11:46 AM

Get your Royal Wedding technology tat here…

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
smartphone, tat

Nowhere, it seems, is going to be immune to the tidal wave of tat that will be produced for the forthcoming Royal Wedding - not even technology.

Downtime would like to thank accessory maker Proporta for inspiring us to consider a short period of republicanism with its announcement of the...

February 11, 2011  2:04 PM

Psychic gets timing wrong

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Intel, Microsoft, nokia


Coming 59 minutes after the announcement, enough said.

February 11, 2011  10:00 AM

WikiLeaks moves into T-shirts

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

Downtime's favourite source of gossip, WikiLeaks, has gone commercial. Unlike the governments of the UK and Sweden, which have deep pockets (ours), Julian Assange faces huge legal bills for fighting extradition to Stockholm (and potentially Guantanamo Bay) for questioning in connection with...

February 8, 2011  5:34 PM

Christina Aguilera copies and pastes national anthem error

falani Profile: falani

Christina Aguilera made a mistake that will probably cost her her life... she took what Wikipedia says for fact. Kicking off the Super Bowl, Aguilera messed up the lyrics to the

February 8, 2011  3:41 PM

It’s for you, Dad

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BT, JP, Landline, Mobile phones, Rangaswami

BT's former chief scientist JP Rangaswami has three teenage children, he told delegates at the annual Intellect Regent conference last week. So one night he gets home, opens the front door and hears the home phone ringing. It continues to ring.

"Why doesn't someone answer that phone," he...

February 8, 2011  2:30 PM

Bicycle messenger

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

It was a clear victory for green technology. While a sober-suited pack of business hacks waited for business secretary Vince Cable to tell us how he planned to kickstart British high tech manufacturing, the MD of Brompton Bicycles, Will Butler-Adams arrived, slightly dishevelled but glowingly...

February 8, 2011  9:48 AM

Two out of five admit abusing their computers

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Nearly 40% of computer users respond to malfunctioning software and hardware by hitting their equipment or at least swearing at it, a survey has revealed.

Some even wish to go beyond so-called percussive maintenance,...

February 7, 2011  3:50 PM

Hello – Avon tweeting!

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
avon, Facebook, iPhone, social media, twitter

Cosmetics company Avon is famed for its door-to-door representatives, attracting housewives and metrosexual guyliner-buying househusbands with their familiar...

February 4, 2011  10:10 AM

White House email outage forces staff to use pens, paper and phones

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Unclassified White House email accounts were unavailable for most of the day on 3 February, according to the Washington Post.

The outage meant that the most tech-savvy...

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