Shortly before his death in 1776, eccentric British clock-maker John Harrison claimed to have designed the ‘perfect’ clock, one that would keep time flawlessly. His rivals and peers wrote it off as the boastings of a bitter, 80-year-old failure — but in modern-day light, Harrison has finally been proved right.
So you switched on iOS6’s Do Not Disturb feature on New Year’s Eve and it didn’t turn itself off when you told it to? Get used to it: Apple says that automatic deactivation of Do Not Disturb is going to be broken until 7 January.
If your hard drive developed a timing fault, you’d probably think it was due for chucking out. This enterprising hack turns a mechanical hard drive into an LED clock instead.