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Peter RobertsUCL - London

ATM? No mate, it's a cutting edge work of art

20 August 2010  |  4551 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

If you've ever been to Trafalgar Square in London then you'll know about the fourth plinth. It's never had a permanent statue on it and in recent years has been temporary home to all manner of fantastic arty fun. It's currently home to a large ship in a bottle and as usual there's much discussion about what will come in future installations. Enter ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

German robbers blow up bank

26 May 2010  |  4073 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Some charmingly inept robbers have completely demolished a bank in Malliss in Germany by somewhat miscalculating the amount of explosives needed. Despite the devastation, the ATM remained intact and the miscreants presumably made off with nothing of value. Cue the Michael Caine impression "you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off&qu...

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Microsoft to open stores - offers 250,000 dollar bounty

13 February 2009  |  2183 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Had to check the date - nope - not April 1st. It seems the good folk from Redmond are going to open Microsoft-branded stores to create a "deeper engagement" with consumers and they've recrui...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Introducing a new member

04 February 2009  |  2677 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I'd like to welcome Dirk Kinvig to the community. Dirk started yesterday on the Finextra web team as senior developer and will be rolling out all manner of exciting new developments to the site over ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - the Fintech blog round-up

06 January 2009  |  2159 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Now in public BETA is our new BEST OF THE WEB section. You'll find this in the left navigation on our community pages and it rounds up our editorial team's personal pick of the best Fintech blogging s...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

26 November 2008  |  2760 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Commenting on news and features We've made it quicker and easier to comment on the news. You still need to be a full community member to comment, but you now have a choice: Comments - quick and simpl...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple forced to scrap iPhone advert

26 November 2008  |  3894 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Apple have been told not to run a TV ad again in the UK for the iPhone 3G after 17 people complained that it exaggerated the speed of 3G. The ad used the phrase "really fast" repeatedly, cou...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hey Ocarina

25 November 2008  |  3677 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As you may be aware I do occasionally suffer from Internet shopping hand, a condition whereby I lose control of my mouse hand and click on the BUY NOW button. It's even worse on the iPhone apps store....

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Game review: World of Goo

24 November 2008  |  2412 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There was a time when computer games were written by a single person - Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum for example. Eccentric, inspired genius. Now they're all blockbusters with massive teams and budge...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

How safe are you online?

17 November 2008  |  1998 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Think you're safe? Try this! (only applies to Windows PC users). It's a bit slow and plodding but it does the job. Yes - it's Get safe online week - an annual UK bash to make the public aware of the ...

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