I remember when I was about to start at university. It was a strange, perplexing time and wasn't sure if I'd make friends, know people, know what to do or where to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guest post: Morgan Panting is at her first year in college (equivalent junior in high school). Besides being the bane of my life, she's also an opinionated little madam with her own rants and raves on technology and student life.
A few weeks ago I got a heads-up from Google's PR about their new search tool. Dubbed Google Insights for Search, it allows you to apply parameters to search for what other people are searching.
A little off topic today as the world has gone all quiet. You can be an all-knowing computer science boffin and still not grasp the concept of the "GPU" and what it does.
It's not often you can put "Microsoft" and "free" in the same sentence, but they do do (no jokes) surprisingly a lot which is free. Students have been able to use DreamSpark for a while now, but it's still not very well publicised.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Ultimate Steal has been roaring for those in the US and Canada, and it's finally reached us across the pond (the Atlantic to all the idiots out there). Similar things apply, such as needing a valid university or college email address, and of course a method of payment.
Music is a huge part of our lives, not just students, but it does have a major effect on how we interact, integrate and collaborate. Music can be seen as a work enhancer, a relationship matcher, a commonality between groups or connections - most just see it as something to compliment a mood.