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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The University of iTunes

The ability, or rather art, of being able to be in bed, pyjamas on (or off, if that's your style), mug of tea in your hand, cuddled up all warm and snug, whilst being able to listen to their adoring lecturers waffle on in class about particle physics or some jazz like that.Granted, although there isn't a University of iTunes per se, iTunes U is beginning to really shine.

October 14, 2008 by


Facebook as social rule of thumb?

This new course I'm taking introduces sociology, and I assure all you budding sociologists who read that this new-found knowledge isn't going to my head. It seems for many, especially students who are forced into a semi-confined place as others, take precedent, that Facebook confirms events within our lives.

October 13, 2008 by


Microsoft's 'conceptual touch designs'

I've written from time to time about Apple and their rumoured tablet devices, applications for tablet PC's, multi-touch and Surface, and all those touchy-feely concepts we've been hearing about, but when do we get to actually see them?Microsoft has recently kicked forward their Software+Services, which for the you-and-me audience is a "Web 2.

October 10, 2008 by


Student Technology Day: Microsoft CEO's keynote speech

As promised, I've uploaded the keynote speech that Steve Ballmer gave on Wednesday to a bunch of students at the Microsoft Student Technology Day. Although the recording isn't studio quality, it's still audible enough to hear it - even though there was coughing, the occasional sneeze, and some jackass in the audience with Tourette's (ahem...

October 4, 2008 by

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