Charlie Osborne

London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.

Latest Posts

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


What Microsoft gives you for free

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.

September 17, 2008 by


The music scene: legal vs. illegal

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.

September 11, 2008 by