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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4466 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

German robbers blow up bank

26 May 2010  |  3980 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&q...

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Banking in the future - as seen from 1969

14 September 2009  |  3646 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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Microsoft to open stores - offers 250,000 dollar bounty

13 February 2009  |  2115 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

The BBC, Gaza and editorial impartiality

25 January 2009  |  1477 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella group of UK charities that swing into action when needed to raise urgently needed money. At the moment they have launched an appeal for Gaza - you can...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Speeding up Windows - two tricks to try

20 January 2009  |  2071 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 ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Microsoft release iPhone app

15 December 2008  |  1211 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Seadragon is some nifty image manipulation stuff from the talented boffins at Microsoft Live Labs. It allows you to zoom in on images - and keep going. You have to try it to get it - but it's impressi...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Festive online gift ideas

03 December 2008  |  1670 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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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple in Mac virus U-turn shocker

02 December 2008  |  2426 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Brian Krebs at Security Fix reports that Apple appear to have made an interesting U-turn on the whole virus on a Mac thing. "Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple anti-virus utilities ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

26 November 2008  |  2705 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 si...

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