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January 28, 2015  11:17 AM

Quick! Call 911, Facebook is offline!

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Facebook, Instagram, social network

This week the two social networking giants Facebook and Instagram went offline. Facebook is blaming an internal fault caused by engineers, while others are blaming a DDos attack. Whatever the cause, the fact is they were offline for less than an hour.

January 2, 2014  2:11 PM

Is Google’s latest patent a joke?

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Google, London, Patent, social network

Over the past few years Google has filed some ground-breaking patents, and now after almost four years the tech firm has finally been granted a patent for creating comic...

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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...


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 21, 2012  2:43 PM

RFID wristbands for rocking out

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
RFID, samsung, social network, Wristband

Looking outside, it might be hard to believe summer has begun and the festival season is already kicking off, but technology companies are trying to remind us.

Last week


January 19, 2012  5:35 PM

Status update: Six feet under

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
death, Facebook, Israel, Jesus, social network, Willook, YouTube

if-i-die-facebook-app.jpgA free new app, called If I Die, offers users the ability to post...


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