'Apps make smoking sexy' -- we always look for the next thing to blame, don't we?
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.
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?
Stressing over university exams? Fear not. Fujitsu has built student's ultimate dream robot.
Toy manufacturer Toys "R" Us may not be the first firm you'd think of to break into the tablet market - but a new child-focused tablet is on the cards.
You never know when disaster may strike - so here are some top apps that prove useful.