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July, 2011


July 28, 2011  3:34 PM

Microsoft’s ‘Data Furnace’ warms businesses to cloud computing

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
Uncategorized

Picture the scene. Indoors on a cold winter's night, hot cocoa in hand, warming your feet by a roaring...server.

A Microsoft research report, titled 'The Data Furnace', has proposed cloud computing servers could be sent...

July 28, 2011  3:12 PM

Rick Astley will save the world economy – the White House says so

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
rickrolling, twitter

While the White House engages in a game of brinkmanship with US Republicans over the future of the US - and effectively the world - economy and its ever-growing national debt, they do at least still have time for providing some light relief.

In response to a complaint that its daily...


July 28, 2011  11:22 AM

Computer Weekly’s Olympian readers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Olympics

London has been celebrating the milestone of a year to go to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, and as such, current and former athletes are focusing on their top priorities.

To prove the point, Roger Black, the British Olympic 400m silver medallist in the Atlanta Games in 1996, has...


July 25, 2011  1:43 PM

NHS touts virtual visits by Skype to cut costs

WAshford Profile: WAshford
NHS, Skype

Not only are small businesses looking to Skype to cut call costs, but NHS trusts are touting virtual hospital visits to cut costs.

The scheme is being proposed by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to save on travel allowances for relatives visiting mental health patients due for...


July 18, 2011  11:36 AM

Facebook lashes out over Google+ competition

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Facebook, Google, Social networking

Facebook has lashed out over competition from Google+ by shutting down all ad campaigns by web developer Michael Johnson who ran a Facebook ad asking people to add him to their Circles on rival social networking site Google+.

The ad simply said: "If you're lucky enough to have a Google+...


July 12, 2011  10:31 AM

Virgin Racing beats Red Bull…virtually

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Uncategorized

They may be finishing at the tail end of races, if they finish at all, but Formula 1 team, Virgin Racing is pretty quick of the start line...at least its website is according to Keynote.The Internet and mobile cloud monitoring company measured the performance of Formula 1 team home pages,...


July 11, 2011  3:57 PM

Food cooking updates via Bluetooth

WAshford Profile: WAshford
iGrill, ipad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Hot on the heels - pardon the pun - of a positive Bluetooth experience with Sony's Bluray remote control for the PS3, Downtime has discovered another inspired Bluetooth device.

Whether it is watching a Bluray movie, or the footie, the iGrill...


July 11, 2011  12:53 PM

Meet QR man

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
consumer

A bloke in Paris called Marco has become the second man in history to have a QR code tattoo. We've been reliably informed that the first QR man was, in fact, English (http://2d-code.co.uk/qr-code-tattoo/). But this one links to Facebook....


July 7, 2011  11:40 AM

Budding songwriter? There’s an app for that

WAshford Profile: WAshford
IOS, ipad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Songify


Anyone who fancies themselves as a writer has for quite some time already been able to get published internationally in an instant using a raft of free online publishing tools.

Now, thanks to a collaboration between The Gregory Brothers and application development firm Khush,...


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