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August, 2013


August 27, 2013  11:58 AM

One giant leap for teddy-kind

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
babbage, TED

A teddy bear has managed to leap from space to recreat Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking 24 mile skydive.

The teddy, named Babbage, was controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer and rose to a height just...

August 23, 2013  3:13 PM

Bye Bye Ballmer!

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Bill Gates, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

We all knew the day would come but, now it looms, it seems like it has come all too soon...

He may not be as creepy as John Chambers, as geeky as Bill Gates, or have the religious following of Steve Jobs, but there is no doubt Steve Ballmer will go...


August 23, 2013  10:03 AM

Scottish red kites start writing a blog

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
birds, Blogging, scotland

Scotland has tagged red kites with satellite tracking information which sends their positionings to a computer six times a day. Combined with information on weather, habitat and landscape, it builds up a story of the birds lives in the form of a blog.

The Blogging...


August 19, 2013  11:34 AM

The power of the pee

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
smartphone, Urine


August 14, 2013  1:55 PM

Hamlet too violent – maybe try the Lion King next time?

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Disney, Hamlet, Shakespeare, Wifi

The British Library's wifi network was found to have denied access to an online copy of Shakespeare's Hamlet because the text contained "violent content".

A user wanted to check a line of the play and the...


August 14, 2013  11:24 AM

Wear a pan on your head: how North Koreans evade Big Brother

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
Android, smartphone

North Korea's first smart phone has shades of Big Brother about it. Korean leader, Kim Jong-un revealed  the phone, the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 7, 2013  12:04 PM

What did the Romans ever do for G-Cloud?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

The UK government is distancing the Romans from its G-cloud initiative in an attempt to distance itself from now defunct group of infrastructure builders.

The latest version of G-Cloud has done away with its use of Roman numerals and in a break from G-Clouds i, ii and iii


August 6, 2013  11:31 AM

The 31 Worst Face-Palm Moments in IT

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin

GFI Software has published the worst "face-palm" moments in IT.


August 5, 2013  2:16 PM

Techy toilet trauma

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
app, Toilet

A techy toilet which is controlled via an Android app has a hardware flaw meaning that it can be controlled by any phone with the application.

The...


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