Both the United States and United Kingdom, separated only by monarchy, a stupid accent and a big pond, have been plagued with lack of proper broadband speeds.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.
Forget that I'm a journalist for a moment, because no matter how much I try, I'm a student first until I finish my doctorate. I have recently discovered the joy of having dual monitors and my life has never been as sweet as a result.
It's just before 9am where I am and I haven't been able to sleep. However, had I been able to sleep, Skype would have woken me up with a ring-ding-a-ling on my mobile phone.
Our lives seem to be concentrated on the online world at the moment. With the technology age booming, we are spreading our lives across different domains, social networks, and for some, even our work lives online.
Tagging is quite possibly the most excited product I have seen from Microsoft in my lifetime, and that is truly saying something. Written
Whichever idiot, or set of idiots who thought up the idea of rivalling Palm to create a handheld version of Windows, should be taken outside to a quiet corner of the campus and shot. I have had the "luxury" of spending two weeks with a Windows Mobile phone, the HTC Touch Pro and I have no enjoyed it.
Whoever thought Wikipedia could be replaced? Students, say goodbye to unreliable Wikipedia, and open your eyes to a world full of knol-edge.
Behind the scenes, we ZDNet bloggers discuss many-a-topic to keep our minds rolling; sharing ideas, links and stories - you get the idea. A post written the other day on the Between the Lines blog got me thinking about mobile and home broadband, with ties to my post earlier in the week.
As I am a British citizen, I like to keep abreast of issues at home; land of Queen Elizabeth II, home of crap dental treatment, Yorkshire puddings, witty sarcastic humour, Monty Python and fish 'n chips. By all that, I mean I read the ZDNet.
I've written before about the two halves of the student-hacking area; the positive learning background behind ethical hacking, and the side where black hat hackers attack websites in attempt to gain exposure and cause damage.