Gigglebit: an unexpected problem with Windows

27 Jun 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? Which candidate has the best IT skills for this job? And what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content from around the web because, sometimes, the lighter side of tech should be taken seriously, too.

We’ve all been there. In fact we’re there every day. No matter what OS you use, no matter what web browser you use, there is always a problem.

Choosing a web browser is actually almost a religious event for most people. Some folk are vehement in their loyalty to Chrome, for example, but secretly wish it worked with everything. Internet Explorer would be great if it weren’t so clunky, while Mozilla’s Firefox attempts to be the Switzerland of web browsers but has its share of performance problems, too. We simply do not live in a perfect world … yet!


Blue screen of death image at top via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years