Downtime:

June, 2014


June 18, 2014  2:29 PM

Inject some Britishness into your life

charris Profile: charris
app, government, iPhone, politics, travel, twitter

June 18, 2014  9:28 AM

Hundreds of reasons for unique Twitter handle

WAshford Profile: WAshford
twitter

There are literally hundreds of reasons for ensuring a unique, slightly anonymous Twitter handle, a 60 year old radiator salesman has discovered.

He was


June 16, 2014  10:43 AM

Canadian spammers politely request consent to spam

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Canada, Spam

Across the ocean in Canada, folks are getting ready for the implementation of a major new anti-spam law, which comes into effect from 1 July this year.


June 11, 2014  10:48 AM

Technology de-addiction centre opens on India

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

The use of technology by youngsters in India has reached alarming rates.

A year-long study funded by the Indian Council for Medical Research last year on thousands of people between 18 and 40 years old in select urban communities across India showed an alarming rate of technology...


June 9, 2014  12:03 PM

Hodor! Hodor app lets you hodor while you hodor

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Android, Applications, apps, HBO, Hodor

Through a heady combination of online piracy and softcore pornography, Game of Thrones recently became the most popular show in the history of HBO.

And alongside the diet of violence, zombies, softcore...


June 6, 2014  3:09 PM

Eat, sleep, breathe, order grub, repeat

charris Profile: charris
Agoraphobia, Amazon, AmazonFresh

Not content with the spiralling levels of apathy and agoraphobia Amazon has propagated among a mass of torpid, troglodyte consumers in recent years, the company has released a grocery-purchasing app that lets you add items without having to prod the screen or type - because using opposable...


June 5, 2014  5:46 PM

American government seeks sarcasm-busting software. That’ll work

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Uncategorized

Downtime spies an opportunity for British software developers. Our American cousins want help telling when we're taking the mickey on Twitter, the poor things.

According to the Washington Post a tender...


June 4, 2014  1:28 PM

Fake Google Street View attack initiates police cost cutting

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

We all know Theresa May has got it in for the Police after the recent dressing down she gave them. So news of Google Street View solving a fake murder...


June 2, 2014  4:57 PM

The internet of things is making everything smart, stupid

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Amazon, Apple, dash, Facebook, FItbit, Gartner, Internet of Things, smartphone, Wi-Fi

So the latest thing to help users buy more things is Amazon Dash - a grocery tool that connects to users' home Wi-Fi network and allows them to add items to their shopping list by simply saying it or scanning it.

"Say or scan items into your Dash, and...


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