July, 2012

July 31, 2012  3:20 PM

What would you do for £2.56?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Website is a marketplace for services that people are willing to do for £5. Well actually it is what you would do for $4 because the website takes its cut. This is about £2.56 in English pounds.

Well I must admit my list of answers is...

July 31, 2012  2:33 PM

China creates advanced robot that walks on water

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Microbotics, Superhydrophobe

waterstrider.jpgOK, China creates advanced microbot that walks on water - we are not talking R2D2 or C3PO - but not only does this micro-gizmo walk on...

July 26, 2012  4:47 PM

HP stomps foot missing out on T3 award

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
award, Edelman, HP, t3

We have all had the dream of standing up on stage, crowds applauding loudly, as you grasp onto your award and give that all important thank you speech, remembering to give platitudes to your peers and your mum before leaving to drink the night away on...

July 26, 2012  2:25 PM

Beanbags 2.0 – the new Google office

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Google, office

Google embodied the best of the dot com era in so many ways - but was also responsible for unleashing upon an unsuspecting business world the whole concept of beanbags, pool tables and polka dot walls as essential 21st century office accessories.

Never one to rest on its laurels, the...

July 25, 2012  10:52 AM

Microsoft boat – the hottest party in town

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Bill Gates, London, Microsoft, Olympic, Steve Ballmer, Yacht

With the Olympics just days away, London will not just be flooded with athletes, but also the rich and famous, who somehow managed to score tickets in the lottery - convenient hey? 

July 24, 2012  8:45 AM

Microsoft red-faced over ‘big boobs’ in software code

WAshford Profile: WAshford
hexadecimal, Linux, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft has been hit by another embarrassing disclosure that highlights a "boys club" culture at the firm.



July 19, 2012  10:02 AM

Elvis lives on planet football

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin

Downtime was delighted to learn that telecommunications analyst Windsor Holden has a secret second life. By day, Windsor writes about near field communications and mobile payments for analyst company, Juniper Research. On evenings and weekends, he writes, er, books about Elvis Presley and...

July 18, 2012  11:41 AM

More limericks on downtime

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin

The rhyme of first line support

"Have you checked that it's switched on?", I said
"Have you checked that with...

July 18, 2012  10:28 AM

iPhone can now punch above its weight

WAshford Profile: WAshford

Smartphones already provide a vast toolkit in your pocket, and soon that arsenal could include the ability to take down a violent attacker.

No, not a new app, but a cunningly crafted case, initially designed for the iPhone 4, that includes a 650,000 volt stun gun.

Named "Yellow...

July 17, 2012  2:39 PM

Watch out for false starts as drunks seek Olympic glory

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

If you are in a pub toilet during the Olympics and the guy next to you starts screaming "come on, come on" and "oh yes" don't panic he is not committing the sin of Onan, he is taking part in an important Olympic discipline.

Yes that will...

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