Downtime:

September, 2012


September 26, 2012  2:55 PM

Virtually find Nemo with help from Google

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Apple, Google, Google Maps, IOS6, iPhone5

Underwater panoramic images were added to Google Street Maps today as part of a scientific study of the world's reefs with The Catlin Seaview...

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September 25, 2012  5:11 PM

Personal Identification Numpties

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Password, PIN

It is not just the technology world that writes continuously about the need for a safe password for your online accounts and hard to guess combination for your mobile phone.

However, despite press and experts barraging the public from all angles with...


September 20, 2012  3:13 PM

When social media marketing goes bad

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
social media, supermarket, twitter, Waitrose

Waitrose, a prolific user on Twitter to engage its followers, stumbled upon a problem with its latest innovative and "down with the kids" marketing campaign. The supermarket asked Twitter followers to fill in the blank.


September 19, 2012  5:31 PM

The Instagram Song will cure your addiction

khall2 Profile: khall2
Instagram

Ever get the feeling the world is increasingly appearing though a nostalgic sepia haze? And are the borders of your life getting more and more blurred?

It's possible you have a severe case of...


September 19, 2012  10:47 AM

DNA database crunching reveals Richard III died in car park brawl

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
DNA, Leicester

It is amazing what a bit of high tech scanning and database DNA crunching can do these days.

It has revealed that the Royals haven't changed in hundreds of years. Prince Harry is the latest royal to be seen...


September 17, 2012  2:32 PM

Apple prices set to rise as industry predicts worst crop for 15 years

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Apple, iPhone 5, twitter

For one member of the Computer Weekly team, mixing interests on Twitter bought about a confusing lead for a news story.

While using the social media platform, the unsuspecting CW bod thought they had a whiff of an Apple-related story after reading the following...


September 13, 2012  10:20 AM

Meet the naffest superhero of all time

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
London, Skateman, Superhero

If you thought Skateman was one of the worst superheroes of all time, you obviously haven't met Printerman. Well technically he isn't a superhero, more of a villain.


Printerman is the brainchild of Bytes...


September 11, 2012  4:39 PM

Boris’ fantastic 4G faux pas

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
4G, BT, London, Vodafone

Boris Johnson made a surprise appearance at a press conference in London's Science Museum this morning. The press conference was for


September 11, 2012  11:19 AM

Wives of Computer Weekly readers rejoice we’re no longer in print

kbateman Profile: kbateman
Ezine

Until recently Downtime had rarely spared too much thought for the wives of Computer Weekly's readers. Just of late though, one of the Downtime team  was asked for a contact number, by the local church, and so handed over their...


September 3, 2012  5:02 PM

3D printing gives Fisher Price record player new lease of life

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
3D Printing, Fred27, record


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