January 23, 2013  12:37 PM

Technology thwarts technology

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Biometrics, Infrared, privacy, Security, social network

Why do people invent things?

Seemingly so that other people can invent something else to thwart whatever they have invented, which is certainly the case with the so-called "privacy visor".

It amounts to what appears to be a rather...

September 25, 2012  5:11 PM

Personal Identification Numpties

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Password, PIN

It is not just the technology world that writes continuously about the need for a safe password for your online accounts and hard to guess combination for your mobile phone.

However, despite press and experts barraging the public from all angles with...

August 29, 2012  10:28 AM

Who knew a bird could solve such a proplem?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Android, Asia, Bird, IOS, Jenga, Recreation, Rovio

Downtime knows that your desk, as is ours, will be strewn with objects, many of which are precariously propped up. Basically our desk resembles a giant game of Jenga. 

As if Rovio, the media company made famous by the Angry Birds franchise, wasn't already being helpful...

August 10, 2012  11:19 AM

Andy Murray is the most dangerous in UK sport

WAshford Profile: WAshford

Tennis player Andy Murray may have finally found victory on court at Wimbledon by winning gold in the London 2012 Olympics, but he has also topped a list of the most dangerous UK sport celebrities to search for on the web, according to internet security company McAfee.


August 9, 2012  1:02 PM

Sir Steve Redgrave back in a boat

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
app, IOS, iTunes, Olympics, rowing

After winning a Gold Medal in the 1996 Olympics, Redgrave famously announced that if anyone saw him in a boat again that they could shoot him. As we all know that boycott didn't last...

Now Stevie is in a boat again - his virtual self will soon make...

June 13, 2012  12:16 PM

Need to motivate your staff? Have you tried a zombie horde?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Android, Apple, Games, IOS, iPhone, Zombie

Sometimes, just sometimes, your boss shouting and spitting in your face from approximately 0.06cm may not be the thing to give you that much needed motivational boost you have been waiting for. 

In fact, insults and threats could soon be on the way out. Don't...

May 10, 2012  3:18 PM

Baseball Wi-Fi security blunder

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Security, Wi-Fi

InfoSec is still fresh in our minds, but it seems some people aren't as security conscious as others.

We stumbled across this picture on

May 10, 2012  12:40 PM

Sexting app could have a use for tech firms

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Facebook, image, IOS, iPhone, iTunes, Sext, Web applications

Okay, you caught Downtime. We sexed up the headline a bit, Snapchat isn't "officially" a sexting app, it is a real-time picture chatting app that offers time protection.  

Although, you...

May 2, 2012  3:40 PM

The end for the “I’m five minutes away” lie?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Android, BlackBerry, GetTaxi, Handhelds, IOS, research in motion, Smartphones, WIndows Phone

A smartphone app from has recently received an update which may leave a lot of...

April 19, 2012  9:39 AM

First thing, what do you do?

WAshford Profile: WAshford

When you wake up in the mornings, what is the first thing you do? Think carefully. Odds are you check your mobile for email, messages and status updates, as do more than four in ten Londoners. 


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