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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4527 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

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

29 April 2010  |  4534 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  |  3946 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 Ap...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is it just me or has online banking got worse?

04 January 2010  |  4674 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 annoyin...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Banking in the future - as seen from 1969

14 September 2009  |  3693 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

Introducing a new member

04 February 2009  |  2664 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

London restaurant - Bangalore Express

28 January 2009  |  2818 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I'm a huge fan of Indian food - be it generic brit-curry or the more authentic menu you'd find in places like Tooting or the marvellous Indian YMCA just off Warren Street. So I don't take much encoura...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Improved on Finextra - the search engine

20 January 2009  |  2650 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

One of my colleagues here pointed out that our search engine on the site wasn't bringing back the right results if you typed in web 2.0. I thought it was just displaying good taste - the phrase web 2....

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Speeding up Windows - two tricks to try

20 January 2009  |  2108 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

We've already pondered why Windows slows down over time and had some handy tips from the community, so I thought I'd share some more of mine as I started to do last year. I'll assume your machine is ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - personal blog RSS feeds

08 December 2008  |  2092 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As requested by the community, we're now providing an individual RSS feed for every Finextra community member. All you need do is post a blog item and you'll see an RSS logo appears on your postings. ...

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