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April, 2011


April 18, 2011  2:39 PM

Facebook causes insomnia

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Facebook, Social networking

Sleeplessness or at least disturbed sleep is becoming common among UK users of social media sites, a survey has revealed.

One in four users of Facebook say they have been woken up by smartphone alerts from the social networking site.

The UK's 30m Facebook members spend a week a...

April 14, 2011  11:28 AM

PC refresh cycles given the axe. Literally

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
Business, Hardware, safety

IT managers need to watch out for axes, hammers and disgruntled employees.

A survey of 3,000 employees by Vanson Bourne (commissioned by online backup service firm, Mozy), shows 25% deliberately...


April 14, 2011  11:12 AM

Monkey Magic at risk as China clamps down on time travel

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

In a bizarre move the Chinese authorities are censoring television programmes about time travel.

It seems the Chinese government doesn't like the way history is often depicted in these shows.

The...


April 14, 2011  10:20 AM

Technology enables Orwellian world, but at least there won’t be traffic jams

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Analytics, gps, IBM, Orwellian, tracking, traffic

It is good to know that one of the world's largest IT companies is looking into applying technology to important global problems such as traffic congestion.

A team of researchers at IBM, dedicated to the conundrum of how to avoid being caught in a traffic jam, have drawn on sophisticated...


April 11, 2011  10:21 AM

The Boy Scouts of America moves into 21st century

WAshford Profile: WAshford
NASA, Robotics

The Boy Scouts of America has moved into the 21st century by enabling members to aim for merit badges in the realm of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Today's scouts are less bothered about things like archery, bird study, dog care or coin collecting than they were in the...


April 7, 2011  10:23 AM

75 year old woman cuts off the interwebs in Georgia and Armenia

falani Profile: falani
crime

A 75 year old woman faces up to three years in prison for damaging property, but what's really annoyed everyone is that her actions cut off internet supply (Facebook, Twitter and of course porno) from Georgia and Armenia.

So how did this evil mastermind do it? Well, while collecting...


April 7, 2011  9:33 AM

Computers are the answer to childrens names dilemma

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

I recently found out that one of my colleagues was named after Cliff Richard. When I picked myself off the floor, I suddenly thought that in the future computer fanatics will probably curse their kids with...


April 4, 2011  12:44 PM

Beeb splashes £40,000 on iPads just to try them out

WAshford Profile: WAshford
ipad, Security

Everyone seems to be rushing out to buy an iPad, most of them for no real reason beyond the fact that they represent the latest and coolest new tech gadget.

Security professionals are regularly blaming top executives as being the main culprits for driving the use iPads without any real...


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