Could Microsoft's Shape the Future program be an affordable way to give kids good computer equipment in schools -- and is it just about education?
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charlie currently works as a journalist and photographer -- with the occasional design piece -- and writes for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has particular interests in social media, IP law, social engineering and security.
Worship me, for I am Apple.
New data has revealed the 25 most common and easily crackable passwords on the web -- is yours on the list?
'Apps make smoking sexy' -- we always look for the next thing to blame, don't we?
A smartphone is not just a way to make calls -- now, it can be a status symbol. But could you afford any of these gadgets?
In a light-hearted look at the 2012 presidential campaign, Obama and Romney have become the target of many a meme and satirical video.
What does 38 year-old content and a five year-old's blog have in common? A single DMCA notice.
File-sharing remains a thorn in the side of U.S. colleges, with Rutgers and New York University hosting the most pirates -- or do they?
After release on social media, some odd advertising stunts manage to attract worldwide fame.
A new study suggests that 15 percent more of the Gen-Y will vote in the upcoming election, and 58 percent will follow the campaigns on social networks.
The Council of Europe has developed a course to combat racism and discrimination online - which is linked to the upcoming 'Charter of Internet user rights'.
Broadcom has used the $25 computer to teach children how to program a game in sixty minutes.
Artist Arena has agreed to pay $1m after the FTC accused the fan website firm of illegally collecting data on underage users.
Should social media be used as a learning platform and tool in education, or are the 'risks' too high?
Have deep pockets? Perhaps a few of these gifts will tempt you. Jeweled USB or batcave, anyone?