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Karen Friar

News editor, ZDNet UK

Karen Friar is news editor for ZDNet in the UK, based in London. She has been in journalism since the last century, starting out in film journalism in San Francisco, before making the switch to tech coverage at ZDNet.com. Next came a move to CNET News.com, where she looked after west coast coverage of business technology, specialising in security. After 14 years in California and a marriage-related change of name (from Karen Said), she returned to her homeland to work at ZDNet UK and so that her husband could deepen his knowledge of the offside rule.Follow me on Twitter at @Karen_Friar

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Life at Huawei's Shenzhen HQ: In pictures

Life at Huawei's Shenzhen HQ: In pictures

The Chinese tech giant drafts engineers straight from universities around the country to drive its huge R&D effort. What do they find when they get to Shenzhen - and more to the point, what are the canteens like?

October 5, 2012 by

HP pops open Z1 all-in-one workstation

HP pops open Z1 all-in-one workstation

A look at HP's compact workstation, which has a 27-inch display but no tower, and which snaps open to let people swap out hard drives and other components without having to use tools

February 16, 2012 by

Peering into Tesco's augmented reality

Peering into Tesco's augmented reality

Tesco has kicked off augmented reality trials in Extra stores across the south east, building on a web-based tool that lets shoppers look at 3D images of products not found on shelves

November 18, 2011 by

3D printing takes shape

3D printing takes shape

Take a tour of items made possible by virtual 3D printing provider Shapeways, which is one of the service and hardware companies bringing 3D printing to small businesses

September 30, 2010 by