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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Five things I'd like to see from my broadband provider

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld posted yesterday five things he would like to see change about his cable operator. As cable is practically a thing of the past over here in the UK, with satellite and Freeview (free digital channels) hitting most television sets, I thought long and hard about where the next generation of television will come from.

April 7, 2009 by


Student bloggers open transparency to Imperial

Students from a wide variety of subjects and cultures have enabled Imperial College London to break down the barriers of insular university life to the wider public and prospective students, in form of a series of regularly updated blogs hosted on the site.From masters students to international and home students and more degrees you can shake a stick at, the ten student bloggers were recruited during freshers' week at the start of this academic year.

April 7, 2009 by


Student backup solutions: which is most effective?

We see many computing disasters and IT failures over here at ZDNet, clearly those which fellow blogger Michael Krigsman writes about, as well as my own; throwing my laptop out of the window, blowing my desktop up and generally causing havoc.Along my travels, I have learned the importance of backing up my data, sometimes multiple times over.

April 6, 2009 by


Social networking jamming up university public PC's

Students from Bournemouth University have vocalised their concerns, as well as another hundred thousand who haven't spoken, about the university library and public machines which are being used to access Facebook and Twitter.As I've experienced, you can second-guess when the off-peak times will be, attempt to find a computer to do research and find a dozen or so people using Facebook.

April 2, 2009 by


Windows 7 includes anti-idiot feature

Microsoft confirmed this morning a new feature installed in Windows 7 Enterprise editions, ensuring the protection and security of the operating system. Dubbed "ProtectOneself", Windows monitors the activity of the system and prevents certain events from occurring if unsuitable behaviour is detected.

March 31, 2009 by