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June, 2012


June 29, 2012  12:42 PM

Spray on batteries

khall2 Profile: khall2
Uncategorized

How cool is this. Students at Rice University, Houston, have invented a spray-on battery.

The lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface. All you need to do is spray on each of the different components of a battery in layers, add a solar panel and you've got...

June 29, 2012  12:41 PM

Cats make every website better

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Cat, meowbify


June 29, 2012  12:19 PM

RBS customers will try anything to get their hands on some cash

khall2 Profile: khall2
Uncategorized


June 28, 2012  12:39 PM

Travel in eco style

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Electric, Limo

Electric cars get a mixed reaction. Those wanting to hark back to hippier days, despite their current middle class existence, rave about the benefits they give whilst still providing a cool driving experience. Others take the Jeremy Clarkson approach of, well, no. We hate...


June 21, 2012  2:43 PM

RFID wristbands for rocking out

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
RFID, samsung, social network, Wristband

Looking outside, it might be hard to believe summer has begun and the festival season is already kicking off, but technology companies are trying to remind us.

Last week


June 20, 2012  1:00 PM

Move over BAFTA, its the Worst Domain Name Awards

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Domain name, Jedward

Domain name registrar Names.co.uk has announced a nationwide search. It hopes to uncover the Worst Domain Names registered on the web by businesses and it has already discovered a handful that you'll find below. 


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June 14, 2012  2:51 PM

The sun will come out to… charge your mobile

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
smartphone, Vodafone

Smartphone technology has increased at such a rate that the phones of just 12 months ago look like relics. However, battery technology has failed to keep up with the pace and no matter how shiny our new phones are, batteries run out faster than ever.

It...


June 13, 2012  12:16 PM

Need to motivate your staff? Have you tried a zombie horde?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Android, Apple, Games, IOS, iPhone, Zombie

Sometimes, just sometimes, your boss shouting and spitting in your face from approximately 0.06cm may not be the thing to give you that much needed motivational boost you have been waiting for. 


In fact, insults and threats could soon be on the way out. Don't...


June 13, 2012  11:23 AM

LinkedIn breach reveals discontent and sad git

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

Downtime was interested in reading about some of the passwords that were revealed in the huge LinkedIn hack recently. It seems many people are not...


June 13, 2012  11:12 AM

The joy of texts

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Android, Facebook, Pompey, Text messaging, twitter

The novelty of the text message has worn off for many of us, knowing full well it will either be work asking for more of our time or home asking us to pick up milk on our way back.

Yet, each time that buzz goes off, a little part of us hopes and...


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