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December, 2011


December 21, 2011  10:30 AM

The Nativity like you’ve never seen before

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Beatbox, Devon, nativity, Reverend, YouTube

The story of the Nativity is known by almost everyone but Reverend Gavin Tyte decided that it was lacking a certain something. 

December 20, 2011  10:04 AM

Gaming gecko

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Australia, Brisbane, Lizard, Pets

Don't you just hate it when you download a new game for your phone, get a respectable high score only to then let your friend have a go and watch on as they calmly trounce you? 


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December 15, 2011  2:30 PM

It isn’t your personality that stops you from having a holiday romance, it’s your iPhone

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Android, Apple, apps, Facebook, iPhone, Lanzarote, twitter

A, not-so-extensive, survey of 1,000 people by Skyscanner has revealed that you're more likely to land a lady in Lanzarote if you own a 'old-school' mobile. 


According to their survey, only 54% of iPhone users admit to holiday romances compared to a whopping 72% of...


December 14, 2011  2:58 PM

There’s nowt so QR as farm folk

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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T-Mobile has seecow.jpgn the future and it is QR-coded cows. In a particularly creative brainstorm session some bright...


December 14, 2011  12:15 PM

Developer chat-up lines

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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oracle.jpgWith the festive season in full swing, our roving reporter has been out and about on the dance floor with this...


December 14, 2011  11:40 AM

Back in my day……..we didn’t have apps

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
computerweekly, iPhone, language, lol, Slang

Over 50's group Saga, keen to move with the times, have launched an iPhone app for the older generation. The app, titled, 'Woteva' translates teen slang, allowing users to communicate with all those Vicky Pollard types out there.

'Woteva' contains a dictionary of...


December 13, 2011  2:28 PM

Naked car thief becomes pedigree’s chum

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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Stealing a vehicle was not enough for one excitement seeker so he decided to do so naked.

A YouTube video showed police video of a naked man being pulled to the ground by a police dog after he fled from a stretched Hummer he had allegedly stolen.

Apparently he did it naked...


December 12, 2011  11:06 AM

“Ecoute moi,” said the kitchen

WAshford Profile: WAshford
cooking, French, Kitchen

Is French cooking the same as cooking in French? Maybe not the most profound question in the world, but one that could get a definitive answer very soon.

Yes, the French-talking kitchen is set to be installed in UK schools, universities and even homes from late 2012 and has already been...


December 7, 2011  9:23 AM

Finnish people just dig living in JCBs

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
digger, Finland, Finn, ipad, social media

I'm sure you all remember but just in case you don't I'll jog your memory. Back in August, Downtime posted a story about a competition that was taking place in Finland.


December 6, 2011  10:33 AM

Laptops may fry more than just thighs

WAshford Profile: WAshford
fertility, Laptops, Wi-Fi, Wireless

Laptops may be bad for what lies below and fry more than just thighs when used repeatedly, a study has revealed.

It is not the heat from the batteries that's to blame, however, but the Wi-Fi waves that could damage sperm counts and threaten male laptop users' chances of fatherhood,...


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