Whoever thought Wikipedia could be replaced? Students, say goodbye to unreliable Wikipedia, and open your eyes to a world full of knol-edge.
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.
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.
Zack Whittaker is busy saving the world once again. This post was set to be released now in his absence.
With three universities, two colleges and multiple schools all arriving back at their desks at the same point in time, especially the migration of students flocking back to the city, has left my home, the historic city of Canterbury, with crawling broadband speeds.I don't often write Doomsday or "oh crap, it's the end of the world" posts which depict destruction, death to many and widespread panic.
It really isn't often I can say, "I have seen the future" in a Darth Vader sort of voice, but I genuinely believe I have.
After spending two years now as a student at university, I've come to the sound conclusion that yes; yes you can survive entirely on Google and Wikipedia for essays and research. Don't be so hasty to shoot me down just quite yet...
Federated Search, from a developers perspective, is like the search bar in Firefox and IE7. For the end user, and in this case, the student, it allows you to browse a search engine directly from your desktop, in Windows Search.
Cast your mind back a couple of years ago, or for many Vista users, a few decades ago. That'll be when your computer froze and you've been in a dribbling, catatonic, vegetabled mess ever since.