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March 27, 2015  1:06 PM

Google and its “no comment” GIF

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Gaming, Google, pictures, photos and images, YouTube

Rumour and speculation is the fuel that much of the tech journalism world runs on, and for press officers working at firms like Google, responding to it all must be a wearying experience.

So much so, the search giant has found an alternative (and...

October 10, 2014  11:34 AM

London Zoo threatens office broadband

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Google, television, Tortoise, United Kingdom, YouTube

During the World Cup this year, offices across the UK likely saw a spike in bandwidth usage as keen fans streamed live matches to their desks.

But the squeeze isn't over yet, as London Zoo is working with...


September 15, 2014  4:48 PM

Jail term for palace guardsman for dancing? Where’s your sense of humour MoD?

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Army, Essex, queen, YouTube

A video of a Buckingham Palace guardsman who was marching comically and showing his dance moves has become a YouTube sensation. The video has gone viral with nearly two million views. But what's more bizarre than the guardsman's moves is the MoD's reaction to it.


April 23, 2013  1:05 PM

When I think about you I touch my… iPhone app

jscott1 Profile: jscott1
Apple, apps, Durex, iPhone, YouTube

The plight of the long distance lover has continued to improve over the years thanks to technology. From cheaper phone calls, free texts with WhatsApp, long, languishing emails and video conferencing to see your beloved's face, partners separated...


April 19, 2012  12:31 PM

This makes Titanic 3D seem almost watchable

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Hardware, Peripherals, Printers, titanic, YouTube

You people have the good folks at Bytes Document Solutions to thank for bringing this self labelled "viral" film, I Hate Printers, to our attention. 



Ignoring the fact that they've labelled this film a "viral" themselves, without even...


April 15, 2012  10:24 PM

They don’t make ’em like they used to

Confused of Wallington Profile: Confused of Wallington
arts, Point-and-click, shopping, Tootsie, YouTube

While the digital age may be a forward-looking one, Downtime is glad of the connections to the past captured in the various formats of Web 2.0. For example, this backwards glance - the 50 worst album covers of...

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March 13, 2012  3:44 PM

Maybe your parents weren’t so bad

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Bell, Clown, Miami, Michael, YouTube

American teen Michael Bell Jr will be concentrating a lot harder in school now.

After returning home one evening with his report card, which containted three F's, Michael's parents decided a punishment was in order. 

Usually...


February 14, 2012  11:27 AM

US dad shoots down daughter for Facebook rant

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Facebook, laptop, YouTube

From the Sicilian druglord who led police to his London hideout through posting pics of himself in the city to the US teenager who dissed her parents, the stupidity of some Facebook...


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...


December 21, 2011  10:30 AM

The Nativity like you’ve never seen before

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Beatbox, Devon, nativity, Reverend, YouTube

The story of the Nativity is known by almost everyone but Reverend Gavin Tyte decided that it was lacking a certain something. 


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