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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Student Technology Day: what it's all about

It’s not often I can say this but already, I’m surrounded in  a room of 300 odd fashion unconscious, sweaty, unattractive idiots. Nevertheless, it’s quite fun listening to some of the banter going around and about the place; some people work as interns at Microsoft, some at IBM and a couple from Google are here.

September 30, 2008 by

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Student Technology Day: your questions to the presenters

I received an email this morning about the opportunity to participate in sending questions to the speakers at the Microsoft Student Technology Day tomorrow (that's Wednesday, for those who have yet to understand the Gregorian calendar). Whilst I'm not allowed to publish the number to text in your questions for the speakers, feel free to leave your questions in the Talkback's so I can ask them myself on your behalf.

September 29, 2008 by

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Global security: is study restricted?

With the current state of terrorism threats and attacks, and cyber-crime on the increase, I seriously wonder if academics and students have full passage to "do as we like" in terms of studying, learning and educating ourselves and others.Earlier on this year, two personnel from the University of Nottingham, a postgraduate student and an administrator, were arrested under the UK Terrorism Act 2000.

September 26, 2008 by


KAUST to house fastest supercomputer in Middle East

Thanks to one of my tipsters, I was informed the other day that KAUST, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, have teamed up with IBM to build the fastest and most powerful supercomputer in the Middle East.KAUST is one of the most modern, dedicated and technologically advanced graduate-level research university in the Middle East, and with this new venture into supercomputing, will now make it one of the most important centres in the region.

September 25, 2008 by


Microsoft vs. Apple: the multi-touch war

Because the Evil Queen of Numbers has kept the Windows branch so quiet about Windows 7, we've been relying entirely on speculation, the blogosphere, leaks and occasionally "that dreaded New Yorker" as Sinofsky would probably say.Multi-touch is the latest craze it seems.

September 23, 2008 by