March, 2013

March 27, 2013  2:17 PM

Domino rally to become thing of the past

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Good news came to Downtime today. Dominoes, the popular game played by children and adults that want to kill time before gulps of beer, is available on smartphones for free with no adverts.

March 22, 2013  11:32 AM

Travel the tube with Mario

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
London, Mario, Nintendo

March 20, 2013  2:29 PM

Google outs Tory’s dating preferences

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Tory MP Gavin Barwell has had his embarrassing web browsing activities revealed to the world after a criticism of the Labour party backfired.

Barwell saw an advert aimed at those interested...

March 18, 2013  12:23 PM

Technology to get your pulse racing

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Fujitsu, Pulse

It is pretty obvious when someone has a pulse. It normally involves them being upright, breathing, chatting, acting like the average human being really. What you normally can't tell though is the speed of that pulse, just by looking at the person in front of you.

March 15, 2013  3:37 PM

The ePad Femme – why pink stinks

khall2 Profile: khall2

Although the ePad Femme might sound like something featured in a Bodyform advert: don't be fooled, the name in fact belongs to the first (and let's hope last) tablet computer specifically at women.


March 14, 2013  6:08 PM

Brit-guide for US Microsoft workers

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Cambridge, Microsoft

Last year, Microsoft moved its EU research headquarters to Cambridge. Its employees jumping across the pond will now be pleased to know that on arrival they will

March 11, 2013  3:08 PM

It’s f***ing elementary dear Watson

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
IBM, Jeopardy, Supercomputer, Watson

March 7, 2013  12:07 PM

Latest Ice Cream Sandwich causes cyber security threat for Android owning Eskimos

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Android, BBC, Cyber security

A Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been hacked to reveal its contents by researchers who put the device in a freezer for an hour.

According to the BBC, the device when reached a temperature of -10C,...

March 6, 2013  8:47 PM

Young online gamblers are the new chimney sweeps

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Downtime has had a great idea. You could call it a win, win if you like. News this week described how a youngster had run up a huge bill by using his parents' iPad to play a game that is initially free but offers punters the chance to buy heavy weaponry to kill Zombies.

The youngster in...

March 4, 2013  11:56 AM

Japanese apply Victorian prudishness to iPhones

WAshford Profile: WAshford
iPhone, smartphone

The Victorian practice covering up "immodest" table limbs may now be regarded as a myth, but the Japanese seem to be applying a similar approach to the iPhone.

In particular, the iPhone's home button has been singled out for the cover-up treatment using Bandai's...

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