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November, 2011


November 29, 2011  3:35 PM

Why hoax Irish MPs bad-mouthing bad-weather cloud computing?

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
Business, Cloud Computing, Connemara, Dublin, Google, Ireland

November 29, 2011  3:30 PM

What is worse than a game of charades? Lionel Blair hosting an online game of charades

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Christmas, online communities, television, twitter

Presumably after Bruce Forsyth, Ant and Dec, Vernon Kay and even Les Dennis turned this gig down, former 'Give Us a Clue' captain Lionel Blair decided he'd return to the charade game and give this live, Christmas themed Twitter project a go.

As if there wasn't...


November 29, 2011  1:07 PM

Nintendo Wee

khall2 Profile: khall2
Gaming

Never mind arcade shoot 'em ups, or the Wii's nunchucks, the video games industry has just received a whole new form of "joystick" in the urinal-based games console.

Captive Media has developed technology that allows men to shoot and fire at targets in the urinal, using the most natural...


November 29, 2011  12:40 PM

Happy birthday from Orange. Now give us more money.

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
birthday, Orange, twitter

News of Orange's 4.5% pay monthly contract price rise is spreading, as are the complaints. 


Orange are notifying customers via text of a 'change to their contract pricing as of January 2012'. They don't expand on the change, simply offering a link to a site. You don't...


November 28, 2011  9:03 AM

It’s true: Facebook can bite

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Employment, Facebooki, social media, twitter

Although the danger of social media to job seekers has been running through the rumour mill for some time, an Australian survey proves it is true that careless postings can come back and bite.

The research found that 12% of employers have rejected job applicants based on what they have...


November 24, 2011  3:22 PM

Nowhere to hide in sight

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Email, Led, Messaging

Mobile technology means that there are very few places to hide and few excuses for not being available to friends, family, colleagues and managers.

If researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle are successful, however, it will be even harder, with text communications being...


November 23, 2011  2:28 PM

Does this not make the UK’s Chief Rabbi a hypocrite?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, Consumerism, ipad, iPhone, iPod, iTune, steve jobs

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Britian's Chief Rabbi, may have backtracked a little too far on comments he made a few days...


November 23, 2011  2:10 PM

Samsung mock Apple iPhone fans in new advert

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, Germany, iPhone, iPhone 4S, samsung

Samsung and Apple have been going head to head for months now but after Apple secured a court ruling in Germany banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being put on sale, things turned sour. 


It got so petty at one point that the pair were even


November 21, 2011  5:20 PM

Best £5 you’ll ever spend? Not likely.

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
XBOX

If you are anything like me you'll have given up on Call Of Duty and other shoot 'em up games a long time ago. They have become dominated by reclusive, obsessive beings who's hands seem to have become fused with their respective controllers as they play religiously for hour upon...


November 18, 2011  1:00 PM

It’s official, ‘password’ is the worst password you can pick

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Password, Security, SplashData

SplashData have released their annual list of the worst possible internet passwords and the usual suspects are all there, with 'password' and '123456' topping the pile. 


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