January, 2017

January 25, 2017  6:00 PM

Woke up this morning, reeling Vine

Ryan Priest Ryan Priest Profile: Ryan Priest

Something disconcerting happened when Downtime looked at its phone the other day. Vine had finally gone through with it. The six-second video sharing app’s green logo had given way to a gothic, monochrome makeover. It had reincarnated into the new, scaled-down Vine...

January 17, 2017  10:43 AM

Donald trumped on Twitter by ex-GDS staffer he mistook for daughter

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

Downtime’s thoughts today are with ex-Government Digital Service staffer Ivanka Majic’s Twitter mentions, after gaffe-prone president elect Donald Trump mistakenly copied her into a tweet hailing the “character and...

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January 11, 2017  5:52 PM

Try just using your card

Ryan Priest Ryan Priest Profile: Ryan Priest

The festive season is behind us for another year, even for those giddy traditionalists who keep their trees up well into January instead of just getting over it. But maybe we can cling onto the cosy Nat King Cole vibes slightly longer by thinking about how we might be siphoning our wages...

January 4, 2017  12:29 PM

Is this connected hairbrush peak internet of things?

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Internet of Things, L'Oreal

Whilst combing through all the emails we over the Christmas holidays, Downtime came across a hair-raising little item; L'Oreal owned Kérastase is launching an internet of things...

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