Charlie Osborne

London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.

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Exam contingencies for swine flu epidemic

The swine flu (H1N1 hereon in) epidemic has gradually petered out and levelled off, but still more and more cases are being discovered every day. Over 4,700 cases have been confirmed, spreading over every continent of the world except Africa (thankfully, because let's be honest, it would be a biological massacre) and Antarctica.

May 11, 2009 by


The mobile web is an utter letdown

With a definitive split on the Internet between desktops, notebooks and netbooks, and mobile devices running a list as long as your arm, the mobile web has developed to a molecule in an ocean.This month I am spending most of my time in London doing research, so travelling by train back and forth from Canterbury, moving house half way across the city, trying to cram for my exams next month and heading to the north of the UK on the second weekend into May.

May 5, 2009 by


Handheld devices: fashion over functionality?

It is becoming increasingly obvious with the ever growing number of products on the market, that fashion is a more prominent outlet for the younger generation than functionality. With growing consciousness of society and what is expected of the iGeneration to maintain social norms.

May 4, 2009 by

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Windows Azure: a very difficult concept explained

Since the announcement of Windows Azure, codenamed "Red Dog" as discovered by my colleague Mary-Jo Foley, at PDC 2008, I have felt an element of doubt hanging over the service, simply because I didn't know enough about it. This post will explain everything you need to know about Azure - what it is, why it's there, what can be done on it and why students should utilise it.

May 1, 2009 by


Tech-take on the spread of swine flu

A public health emergency is now in place in the United States, even though the US especially, with 20 people ill, are "more prepared than ever before", according to White House officials. Spread of the swine flu, hereon in as H151, has been confirmed as the same highly virulent form of flu from Mexico, which has killed 81 people at the time of press.

April 26, 2009 by