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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Q'n'A: Are Youtube users are royally screwed?

I've been reading the headlines today, and the main headlines on most of the top technology websites are about the YouTube/Google/Viacom saga. I'd like to call this: Youglecomgate, a potentially volatile situation hovers over the midst of everyone who has been on YouTube ever, so that's probably the majority of the globe.

July 3, 2008 by


Working online from home in your pyjamas

A good proportion of a working day in the average office, is indeed working outside of the office. It seems nowadays though, the opportunity has arisen to let those who can't get a job - students for example - to utilise their skills for the online market.

July 1, 2008 by

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Find nearby printers easily

I was reading on10 a few days ago and came across a brilliant post. Xerox have created a driver which plugs straight into Windows, and searches for printers close to your physical location.

June 30, 2008 by


Google curbs essay-writing service advertisements

Corporations over time gain social responsibility for the products they release: Microsoft and their report abuse features, Facebook and their privacy settings, and now Google are adding more to the list.I spoke some time ago about plagiarism, more on a positive note, considering the use of plagiarism detection style software is being used for finding authors of extremist material.

June 30, 2008 by


Your correspondence so far

It's been just over a month now since I started writing here, and it's certainly been an interesting one. I've had many emails over the last month asking me this, that and the other, not even a single death threat yet!

June 29, 2008 by


The lighter side of Bill Gates

As you all probably know, considering the 2 year lead-up to today and the considerable press coverage, it's Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft. I'd like to take a slightly different spin on covering his career and life, by pointing out the stupid stuff, in the hope it will appeal to my target audience: the student.

June 27, 2008 by


Messenger:mac 7.01 released - still no "personal" webcam support

I know, you're probably disappointed that once again, there's no real webcam function in the new Messenger:mac, but I'm sure given time they'll work it in. If you have Office Communications Server 2007, you can use your in-built camera to have meetings with co-workers, but most students I'm sure would rather have a "face-to-face" conversation with someone they miss from back home.

June 26, 2008 by