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 technologies which will change our lives

We are at a strange place in this world's history, where the Industrial Revolution is over, and we're in the new technological age. So many things have been discovered over the course of the last and this century, and we're still no closer to reaching a technological epiphany...

October 24, 2008 by

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Cambridge develops super thin e-paper

This is something for sore eyes; it certainly got my lower jaw dropped to the desk. The University of Cambridge, besides being loathed by almost everybody at my university (long story, another day) have once again excelled themselves in the technological field by developing this idea, whereas Plastic Logic, are manufacturing the device.

October 17, 2008 by

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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

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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

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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

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