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January, 2013


January 25, 2013  4:35 PM

The iPhone coffee cup holder

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Coffee, Handsfree, iPhone, smartphone, Uppercup

Ever found yourself in that unbearable situation where you just can't put your phone down to stop texting your friend, but you've just bought yourself a hot cup o' Joe. What do you do? Put your phone in your pocket so you can drink you Mocha? Precariously hold the plastic cup between...

January 24, 2013  12:57 PM

The app that tells you if ‘measure up’

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
App store, Apple, iPhone, penis


January 23, 2013  12:37 PM

Technology thwarts technology

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Biometrics, Infrared, privacy, Security, social network

Why do people invent things?

Seemingly so that other people can invent something else to thwart whatever they have invented, which is certainly the case with the so-called "privacy visor".

It amounts to what appears to be a rather...


January 17, 2013  5:13 PM

iPotty – waterproof accessory for the iPad

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
CES, ipad, ipotty, touchscreen

At CES in Las Vegas this year, there was a varied amount of weird and wonderful technology being showcased, but the iPotty has to be up there with one of the strangest.

CTA Digital, which manufacturers accessories for iPads and Kindles, had a potty...


January 10, 2013  9:57 AM

How the Hapifork will stop you stuffing your face

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
CES, Fork, Hapifork

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January 8, 2013  10:59 AM

Chinese father hires gamers to “kill” his son

WAshford Profile: WAshford
China

A father in China has hired virtual assassins to hunt down his 23-year-old son and kill his avatar to help cure his suspected addiction to online games. 

The father, named by the Kotako East blog as Mr Feng, was concerned about the amount of time his unemployed...


January 7, 2013  2:53 PM

IT professionals to exact revenge on bankers that cost them their jobs

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

A government commission looks set to give IT workers the opportunity to get revenge on bankers that have cost them their jobs and deteriorated their opportunities.

IT professional in the banking sector bore the brunt of the carnage that was the financial meltdown of 2008. Thousands lost...


January 3, 2013  1:08 PM

Value of money lost on Chelsea FC tweeter but not the Toon Army

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

It seems that fans of the mid-sized but very rich football team Chelsea have leant from their Russian owner and taken to throwing their money away.

One individual, who Downtime can only presume is a fan of Fulham's second club, was so confident Chelsea would win against bottom of the...


January 3, 2013  1:01 PM

Don’t be evil: Schmidt travels to North Korea

khall2 Profile: khall2
Uncategorized

Downtime was interested to hear that Google's Eric Schmidt is visiting North Korea this month on a "humanitarian" trip.

It's hard to imagine what could possibly come of the meeting, as North Korea is one of the poorest nations on earth, with only the elite of Pyongyang given access to...


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