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Taking a look at the lighter side of IT - technology may be a serious business but it rarely fails to raise a smile too.

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  • Humerus for a moment

    Ryan Priest 25 Nov 2020
  • This dystopian shambles of a year has reached a new, personal low, after a PR email revealed that a robotics company based in Reading has completed its first successful trial of a VR-controlled ...

  • Vax doesn’t have to be vexing

    Ryan Priest 18 Nov 2020
  • The Labour Party has called for emergency laws to prevent social media companies from playing host to anti-vaccine content. You’d’ve thought the ruling elite would have already got the memo to ...

  • A dopey Photoshop

    Ryan Priest 11 Nov 2020
  • We’re not ashamed to admit we don’t understand how the graphic tweeted by Boris Johnson to congratulate president-elect Joe Biden came to faintly display “Trump” in the background. Downing Street’s ...

  • Welcome to the A. List

    Ryan Priest 29 Oct 2020
  • We recently noticed a feature on the BBC’s website titled The man who taught Uber how to say sorry. After a frantic scan of the article, we learned the name of this man, and can therefore sadly ...

  • Chatting Schmidt

    Ryan Priest 22 Oct 2020
  • Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt spends his webcam chat for the Wall Street Journal Tech Live event insisting we should all be grateful to the tech giants, despite the fact they’ve become, by his own ...

  • The codecracker suite

    Ryan Priest 14 Oct 2020
  • It was the summer of 2017, and a stock photo taken in Girona two years earlier was about to go global. That same summer, an Atlanta photographer walked through the doors of a dance studio to help ...

  • QiuiAnon

    Ryan Priest 07 Oct 2020
  • A smart chastity cage that can only be controlled via its app was vulnerable to hackers putting almost 40,000 penises on lockdown, research has revealed. Sex toy manufacturer Qiui muses on its ...

  • Bald misrepresentations

    Ryan Priest 01 Oct 2020
  • A report has exposed Amazon’s robotic workforce for increasing the warehouse injury rate of its human peers. The Center for Investigative Reporting says the data it obtained lays bare “a mounting ...

  • Bush chucker challenge

    Ryan Priest 23 Sep 2020
  • A crack squad of Openreach engineers dispatched to investigate a Welsh village’s long-running broadband mystery has managed to pinpoint the unwitting culprits. “One morning during lockdown, we ...

  • You flotsam, you jetsam

    Ryan Priest 16 Sep 2020
  • The UK Space Agency has chosen seven firms to award with funding in the interest of tracking all the crap we’ve left in the sky. You might be reading this on the back of watching Climate Change – ...

  • Amstrop

    Ryan Priest 11 Sep 2020
  • The reality of our planet living through a pandemic has seen office culture successfully adapt to 数字货币home working, but as businesses start building towards their employees’ safe return, one impatient ...

  • Project Gertrude

    Ryan Priest 02 Sep 2020
  • As a pig called Gertrude demonstrated Neuralink’s brain implant technology – spiking in mental activity whenever she thought about food before toiling on a treadmill for an inconsequential period ...

  • For your iPod only

    Ryan Priest 20 Aug 2020
  • Former iPod engineer David Shayer has revealed Apple worked on a “top secret” project to create a “special” version of the device for the US government in 2005. Shayer claimed only he and three ...

  • Niall Ferguson is inane

    Ryan Priest 13 Aug 2020
  • Historian Niall Ferguson’s article about TikTok claims the app plays a pivotal role in China’s imperial ambitions, an argument rendered instantly moot by his declaration that he, like us, doesn’t ...

  • Like a chief in broad daylight

    Ryan Priest 05 Aug 2020
  • The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have all spoken to US Congress in a joint video call to face some stern questions, one of which being: “Do you believe that the Chinese government ...

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  • 5 ways to keep developers happy so they deliver great CX

    Companies need to work on ensuring their developers are satisfied with their jobs and how they're treated, otherwise it'll be ...

  • Link software development to measured business value creation

    Companies must balance customer needs against potential risks during software development to ensure they aren't ignoring security...

  • 5 digital transformation success factors for 2021

    With the right planning, leadership and skills, companies can use digital transformation to drive improved revenues and customer ...

SearchSecurity

  • 8 benefits of a security operations center

    A security operations center can help lessen the fallout of a data breach, but its business benefits go much further than that. ...

  • Weighing remote browser isolation benefits and drawbacks

    Remote browser isolation benefits end-user experience and an organization's network security. Compare the pros, cons and cost ...

  • Compare 5 SecOps certifications and training courses

    Explore five SecOps certifications available to IT professionals looking to demonstrate and enhance their knowledge of threat ...

SearchNetworking

  • Network pros share Cisco DevNet certification advice

    Cisco DevNet certifications require a lot of time investment, but network pros who pursue the certifications say the gained ...

  • Cloud automation use cases for managing and troubleshooting

    Cloud automation use cases highlight the benefits these tools can provide to companies evaluating how best to manage and ...

  • A look inside the official Cisco DEVASC 200-901 guidebook

    In this book excerpt, readers can explore the Cisco DEVASC 200-901 official guide and get a flavor of one of Cisco's newest exams...

SearchDataCenter

  • Avoid server overheating with ASHRAE data center guidelines

    Finding the right server operating temperature can be tricky. ASHRAE standards provide guidance for all server classes and what ...

  • Hidden colocation cost drivers to look out for in 2021

    These unexpected charges and fees can balloon colocation costs for enterprise IT organizations.

  • 5 ways a remote hands data center ensures colocation success

    Off-site hardware upkeep can be tricky and time-consuming. With remote hands options, your admins can delegate routine ...

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  • Ataccama automates data governance with Gen2 platform update

    Data management vendor Ataccama adds new automation features to its Gen2 platform to help organizations automatically discover ...

  • IBM to deliver refurbished Db2 for the AI and cloud era

    IBM has a tuned-up version of Db2 planned, featuring a handful of AI and machine learning capabilities to make it easier for ...

  • Fauna improves data API collaboration and security

    A database company founded by former Twitter engineers is pushing forward its vision of a way to consume database as a service ...

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