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November, 2011


November 15, 2011  4:29 PM

Charlie makes his family £100,000 just by biting a finger

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Video, YouTube

Are you one of the 380,000,000 + people who have already seen the 'Charlie bit my finger - again!' video? If not you are missing out so here it is:



Since YouTube introduced a partnership that allows uploaders to earn revenue through the use of advertising...

November 15, 2011  9:14 AM

iPhone emergency get US man into hot water

WAshford Profile: WAshford
iPhone, Smartphones

A man in the US state of Illinois faced with a malfunctioning iPhone landed himself in hot water when he sought help.

Michael Skopec simply did what any other US citizen would do in an emergency: he called 911, but the authorities were not amused.

Skopec was so convinced that 911...


November 9, 2011  9:55 AM

Microsoft grows mobile portfolio (literally)

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
Microsoft

Microsoft has taken market pressure to grow its mobile offerings quite literally. The company has built a giant Windows Phone 7 device.

The six-storey high Windows Phone 7 device is located opposite New York's Macy's department store in Herald Square, New York.

"We're...


November 8, 2011  12:23 PM

No half-baked solution to weak WiFi signal

WAshford Profile: WAshford
BT, Wifi

Proving that solving a common technology problem like weak-WiFi reception need not be a Heath Robinson affair, in fact the complete opposite is former BT chief technology officer Peter Cochrane.

On a boat on the Norfolk Broads, Cochrane was unable to find a strong enough WiFi signal,...


November 2, 2011  12:27 PM

A must have for the Christmas list!

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
multicopter

It may prove to be astronomically expensive and ridiculously dangerous but I still want one. 



November 2, 2011  11:41 AM

1980’s style tweeting looks cool but it’s time consuming

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
tweet, twitter

Here we have the Tweephone, an analog Twitter client that works using a rotary dial. Why? I don't know but I do know that it does look interesting. 


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