February, 2012

February 28, 2012  3:51 PM

The surgeon is ready to see you for your Facetime…

khall2 Profile: khall2

If you ever needed proof that the human race is doomed, look no further than a report from US predator of the insecure plastic surgeon Robert K Sigal that more people are paying to have their faces hacked off as a result of using Facetime on their iPhones.

February 28, 2012  11:02 AM

Attention: Possible new IT training process

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Education, Educators, Microsoft Excel, Parent, Spreadsheets, Teacher

There has been a lot of debate over how IT should be taught in schools, with many pupils and students not being taught the skills they will need in potential workplaces. 

Downtime has seen something that could solve this problem.

For this to...

February 28, 2012  10:43 AM

Buffalo USB Hub proves customer is always right….or stupid

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Hardware, japan, Linux, Recreation, USB

We've all done it, trying to force something into a slot the wrong way or, if you're extra committed, a completely different shaped slot. 

Downtime thinks this is just further proof we have evolved from primates. Because, just as an ape would, when it...

February 23, 2012  2:33 PM

The end for work experience staff?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
EMIEW, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, japan

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has someone it would like you to meet. EMIEW 2.

The little red and white chap (no it isn't Santa), who is a robotic office assistant, has recently undergone a series of upgrades. 

It can now identify objects by...

February 23, 2012  12:58 PM

Google Goggles Glasses

falani Profile: falani
Android, augmented reality, Google, Google Map, gps

February 23, 2012  12:17 PM

US fast-food outlet turns to social media to catch thieves

WAshford Profile: WAshford
burglary, Facebook, social media

A US fast-food outlet in Boston has turned to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook in an effort to catch a gang of burglars.

The thieves tried to knock out a CCTV camera with a sledgehammer during the raid, now the Boloco burrito outlet is using the images captured in an attempt to capture...

February 21, 2012  3:55 PM

Location, location, formaldehyde as Damien Hirst becomes house builder

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Damien Hirst is going to build eco-homes homes in Devon

Yes artist Hirst is...

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February 15, 2012  3:51 PM

Bionic Man

khall2 Profile: khall2

At the moment it feels like there's plenty to keep us glum about the future. The economy remains stagnant, youth unemployment is at an all-time high, spending cuts to public services are yet to be fully felt, and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse a new series of Britain's Got Talent...

February 15, 2012  3:32 PM

Swedish Muppet sends visitors back to space so pray for Scotland

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

News that Sweden is in the bidding to become Virgin Galactic's European base has sent shockwaves across the world.

As a European base Sweden would host the runways for the flights into orbit. It could be up...

February 15, 2012  1:45 PM

Could mobile phones really be bad for your health?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

It seems that mobile phones should carry health warnings after all. But forget the radiation they could be emitting damaging your brain, because you are more likely to be savaged by a Sea Lion mistaking it for a fish.

Well that's what

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