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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My final look at a near-ish feature-complete-ish Windows 7

Watching an operating system evolve from a small, worthless lump of Vista, to becoming a unique, beautiful chrysalis of Sevenness, will probably be nothing like watching my godchildren grow up to be young adults, but probably a lot more fun. I love them to bits, like I couldn't possibly describe in words, but my God they wear me out.

December 12, 2008 by

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E-petitions give e-voices for e-democracy and e-revolution

A petition, right from the heart of the University of Kent where I currently study, is attempting to persuade the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, away from new immigration laws targeting international students entering UK universities.Whilst the topic itself is a controversial one; essentially forcing university lecturers and professors to "spy on" international students to ensure they are not defrauding the university, and their visa to study there.

December 11, 2008 by

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University music tax: sharing and caring?

In the last few days, a plan devised by men in shiny suits, employees of the devil himself and the occasional dictator-regime supporter to create what can and should only be described as a "music tax for students". But wait, because this is a good thing.

December 9, 2008 by

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Craving for that next cell phone hit

Zack Whittaker has taken a few days off to “get his head together”, and scheduled this post to be released in his absence.I'd like to tell you about a conversation I had with my friend recently; this was seconds after she had lost her purse on a night out.

December 2, 2008 by

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Podcast: gadgets for Christmas, iPod lovin' and the Blu-ray war

Zack Whittaker has taken a few days off to “get his head together”, but last week took half an hour out to record a podcast with his best friend, Elliot Harrison, who has stepped up to the firing squad to cover this week. Some notes for those listening:The iPhone kill-switch, mentioned around 4 minutes in, was on "Between the Lines" and can be found here.

December 2, 2008 by

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Who put the 'crap' in 'Crapintosh'?

Zack Whittaker has taken a few days off to "get his head together", so in the meantime his best friend, Elliot Harrison, has stepped up to the firing squad to cover this week.The hate campaign certain Windows users have against Macintosh users must stop!

December 1, 2008 by

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