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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4460 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. Ente...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hacking your bank with the help of social networks...

29 April 2010  |  4436 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Just read an interesting blog post from a security researcher performing a stealth penetration test on a bank, at the request of the bank incidentally. What was interesting to me was the amount of technical information about the bank's systems that they obtained from public sources - the Facebooks and LinkedIns of the world. This was then followed...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Britons tech knowledge a little lacking?

15 January 2010  |  3874 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

In case you've not seen this yet - here's a slightly disturbing insight into the state of awareness of information technology issues in the UK. According to a recent survey, one in 10 Britons think A...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is it just me or has online banking got worse?

04 January 2010  |  4618 views  |  5  |  Recommends 0

I recently had the misfortune to receive a chip and pin card reader to use with my Smile account and in a stroke the entire banking experience has been ruined. It's fiddly to use and generally annoyi...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Banking in the future - as seen from 1969

14 September 2009  |  3641 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

The BBC have put a priceless collection of items from Tomorrow's World online. If you've not heard of it, this used to be essential viewing on BBC1. It was a weekly look at science and technology whic...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Waste even more time with your iPhone

17 February 2009  |  2253 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

While waiting at Kennington station this morning (imagine my usual rant here about how crap the Northern Line is these days) I had time to look at the free newspaper. In fact I had time to read War an...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Microsoft to open stores - offers 250,000 dollar bounty

13 February 2009  |  2067 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

updated - Nine million PCs compromised - it gets worse....

19 January 2009  |  2131 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Downadup aka Conficker is a rather nasty worm which attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The infection rate is going through the roof according to researchers at F-Secure. The figures are so...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - the Fintech blog round-up

06 January 2009  |  2113 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 ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Festive online gift ideas

03 December 2008  |  1666 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Apparently online sales are still doing quite well, despite the credit crunch. Anyway, rather than leave it to the last minute I thought I'd start my seasonal present research early this year while pr...

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