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 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

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Is VoIP the way forward?

Instead of writing about something in the world or sparking controversy, I thought I'd open this one up as a simple, easy rolling discussion.With all the technology we hold today; unified communications, interoperability amongst technologies, protocols spreading and sharing rules, an ever expanding phone and networked systems - are we really heading towards a VoIP only world?

September 8, 2008 by

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Microsoft Student Technology Day UK

Note Wednesday 1st October 2008, a little over 3 weeks away from today in your diary. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft and a whole load of influential partners and companies will be in London for the Microsoft Student Technology Day.

September 4, 2008 by

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IE8's "best" feature broken: stick with Firefox

The plug-ins, the add-ons, the "download and use with" programs. So many people have been on about the "porn mode" InPrivate feature, the coloured tabs and the accelerator features, but what seems to be missing from the blogosphere is the entire gallery of additional software for the product.

September 4, 2008 by

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The depressing future of the Internet

A brief overview of how the Internet came about: some years ago, some military boffs thought it'd be awesome if computers could talk to each other, so the US could nuke the hell out of other countries without actually being near there. A smart professor from England then came up with an idea to plug on top of the original idea, to make text and pictures appear on a screen.

August 28, 2008 by

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Windows Live Wave 3 managed beta begins

Zack Whittaker was on compassionate leave when this was posted; posted offline and scheduled to release during this week.For many weeks, months, and I'd even say for around a year now, the kind gentry over at LiveSide have been keeping us up to date with Windows Live this and that.

August 22, 2008 by

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