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November, 2013


November 27, 2013  2:22 PM

San Miguel encourages drunk dialing

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Mobile, operator, Philippines

November 26, 2013  7:55 PM

Why call it Xbox if you can’t XXXXing swear

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

Microsoft has imposed a 24 hour ban on Xbox users using bad language. WTF?

If you use Xbox One's handy Upload Studio application - which allows users to record, comment on and share clips of games and media you are not allowed to swear.


November 26, 2013  1:54 PM

Avoid the Tube, pubs and bars to keep data safe

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Data protection, Mobile data

If anyone needed confirmation that over indulging in alcohol is a bad idea, IT security firm Trend Micro has published a study that shows more than half of Britons have lost a mobile 
phone while out drinking.

In a what possibly qualifies as a...


November 26, 2013  1:28 PM

The iPhone thief and the drinks mafia boss

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Apple, China, icloud, iPhone, thief


November 21, 2013  5:38 PM

Is this why a generation of women ignored IT as a career?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Badge, Brownie, Girlguiding, IT skills

Congratulations are due to the Brownies, where the charity that runs the operation, Girlguiding, has launched a new Computer Badge for seven to 10 year-olds to learn and earn.

Topics covered by the new badge include safe use of social media, basic IT security, and simple coding - all...


November 21, 2013  2:26 PM

Bill Gates invests in high tech condoms

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Bill Gates, Condom, Vijayaraghavan

Good to know Bill Gates is spending the fortune generated by his software empire wisely by investing in high-tech condoms.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims at tackling health problems in developing countries, has awarded £62,000 to UK scientists at...


November 20, 2013  11:27 AM

‘Tech-savvy’ Ozzie official zapped by huge internet bill

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Taiwan

Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood claims he is tech-savvy, but forgot to turn off international data roaming on his mobile on a business trip to Taiwan, incurring an internet bill of £11,600.

Such stories are common, but those running up the bills are usually...


November 19, 2013  12:05 PM

Moo-tiful solution

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Australia, Cattle, Dairy, robot

Technologists are keen to apply technological solutions to every problem and the challenge of rounding up cows on dairy farms is no exception. 

Researchers at Sydney University have put their heads together and come up with something that is udderly...


November 12, 2013  12:08 PM

Bring Your Own Vasectomy (BYOV) is unintended consequence of BYOD

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

One senior executive has changed his mind on the introduction of a corporate BYOD scheme after a BYOD faux pas.

On gathering his team into a conference room, only to find the presentation system not working, he decided to use his laptop. What could be easier? Plug and play.


November 11, 2013  10:32 AM

Urine for a wee surprise, say UWE researchers

WAshford Profile: WAshford
robot, Urine

Researchers from the University of Western England (UWE) and Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL) are developing what they claim are the ultimately environmentally friendly robots or EcoBots. 

The...


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