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September, 2016


September 21, 2016  11:55 AM

Google Reviews blows datacentre industry’s best kept secrets

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

Given the sensitive nature of the information server farms house, the datacentre community is never all that keen on revealing the precise location of where their facilities are out of fear of attack. For this reason, most datacentres are built to resemble non-descript office blocks that belie...

September 20, 2016  12:36 PM

Driverless cars will be smiles better

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet of Things, iot

If you believe the hype (which, being experienced Downtime readers, we realise you won't), then you will know that we will all be getting around in driverless cars by about, ooh, Wednesday next week. Meanwhile, as manufacturers test their driverless dream machines, they are finding one or two...


September 14, 2016  10:51 AM

Newts move home in search of faster broadband

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband

Frustrated at the slow state of broadband in their area, a family of newts has moved house to take advantage of the opportunities provided by superfast fibre. A BT Openreach engineer found the newts getting comfortable among the telephone cables down a manhole in Coldingham in Scotland. Steve...


September 8, 2016  3:57 PM

Holy Moly: When God and tech collide

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

The Diocese of St. Albans is calling on IT workers to help educate congregations on the link between science and faith, as part of its (bizarrely) named “Take Your Vicar to the Lab” campaign. The initiative, being run in churches across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton and Barnet, will...


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