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April 18, 2013  2:06 PM

Londoners turn to gadgets in bed

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Mobile Computing, smartphone

Activities in bed have never been limited to sleeping, but research has revealed that a growing number of Londoners are turning to gadgets.

Infosecurity Europe polled 1,000 Londoners and found that 29% are using...

November 14, 2012  4:31 PM

One-in-20 people use their mobiles during sex

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Apple, iPhone, Mobile Computing, smartphone, social network

Yes, you read the headline right, more than half of people regularly use their mobile devices in bed, with 5% shockingly using their mobile while in the middle of having sex with their partner.*

Narly half check their social networks and emails on...


June 1, 2011  3:07 PM

Bedroom smartphone antics cause relationship friction

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
health, iPhone, Mobile Computing, Private lives, safety

Downtime knew mobile phones could increase employee productivity but is surprised to discover how smartphones are also being used outside work hours in the bedroom.

 A survey by iPass finds more than 60% of enterprise employees "sleep with their smartphones".


June 16, 2010  2:52 PM

Children spend too much time on computers

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
gadgets, Hardware, health, Mobile Computing, National news, pictures, photos and images, Social networking

In the days of old when knights were bold and computers hadn't been invented, squires - wannabe knights - would practice swordsmanship using wooden swords, to minimise the risk of injury and also to protect the valuable ironmongery from damage.

It is entirely possible that many infant...


January 20, 2010  3:04 PM

12,500 electronic devices left in taxis – who are these idiots?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
crime, Mobile Computing, Surveys

Those of us who have never lost a pen drive, left a mobile on a bench or decided their laptop would be of better use on a bus, please join me.

We are the select few who see our handheld devices as an extension of ourselves. You would never leave your right index finger in the library...


January 20, 2010  12:26 PM

Should Child Benefit be renamed ‘mobile credit’?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Mobile Computing

A survey of 1,398 parents with young children by gift and gadget site Prezzybox.com has found that 63% of under-10s have mobile phones, and more than half of parents don't check how much their offspring use them.

Only the rich have tended to use their mobile phones indiscriminately. Now...


March 9, 2009  9:40 AM

Fisherman catches a very well-connected cod

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Mobile Computing

A businessman who left his phone on a beach was reunited with the phone after it was found inside a fish.

Andrew Chettle thought he had seen the last of his trusty gadget when he lost it at the seaside, but was amazed when his girlfriend got a call saying it had been found.


March 9, 2009  9:38 AM

Abstain from the joy of texts, Catholic Church tells youths

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Mobile Computing, Private lives

Targeting more traditional vices is so last millennium. The Catholic Church is telling its youth to give up their cyber-passions. They should abstain from texting activities and from indulging in social networking sites such as Facebook.

Computer games and using iPhones should also be...


March 9, 2009  9:35 AM

A mighty expensive game of American Football

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Mobile Computing

We all know data roaming is expensive. In fact, European Communications Commissioner Viviane Reding is presently trying to make mobile network operators see reason over their rates.

But put yourself in the place of American football fan Wayne Burdick who received an invoice from...


January 16, 2009  4:30 PM

US and Denmark get housing market moving

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Mobile Computing, travel

It is true that computers improve -mobility, but Danish artists and US scientists have taken the concept a bit too far by building a walking house. Yes, thanks to the wonders of technology, you may soon be able to take your house for walkies too.

A prototype built on six...


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