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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New York plane crash: online media spreads word within seconds

Citizen journalism has taken off once again with the still-developing plane crash in New York city. Whilst I am keen to stress this is not deemed an act of terror (unless you consider the bird that flew into the engine as a "suicide pigeon"), showing the immense impact on-demand television, Twitter and Flickr has on events such as these are tremendous.

January 15, 2009 by

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Touch: the most evil technology in modern computing

Back in the days when computing use was innocent; we'd use our hands to communicate via devices called "keyboards" and "mice" to make the computer do something. Now with the new wave of technology striking us at our very core being, touch-screen technology is taking off like Obama's Blackberry craze.

January 12, 2009 by

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Podcast: Can Silverlight be the Flash killer?

I put forward the question to semi-regular visitor on here, Dan Wood, who's appeared in a post or two and a podcast some months ago. With Silverlight being pushed out by Microsoft every way possible, with links on every Microsoft web page and in Windows Live Essentials, it's like they are desperate for the world to see it.

January 11, 2009 by

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Windows 7: "Device Stage" and hardware productivity

"Device Stage" and the next generation of "Device Manager" will be an integral part of Windows 7, as well as busy students who connect devices left right and centre. Whether it will be your Xbox, or connecting to a printer in the library to print out that 2,500 word essay, Device Stage will be your customised, simple interface in using that device.

January 9, 2009 by

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Microsoft shows nothing new at CES

It has to be said, Microsoft has shown us nothing new, interesting, or even slightly exciting at this years CES show in Las Vegas. I watched the first half hour or so of the live feed; Microsoft's keynote and opportunity to show off a few things.

January 8, 2009 by

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The next generation Apple

Apple has been running on thin ice for a while, and with false reports that Steve Jobs was on his deathbed, didn't help things much either. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs is perfectly fine and in good-(ish) health, and the annual Macworld Expo is under way.

January 5, 2009 by

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