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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4688 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

Britons tech knowledge a little lacking?

15 January 2010  |  4115 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 Apple founder Steve Jobs is a trade union leader. One in 20 thinks he's a footballer. Nine percent thought Sir Tim Berners-Lee was head of MI5. Two perc...

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Shiney Apple people...

12 February 2009  |  2673 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I stumbled across this video today which I think perfectly encapsulates the Apple philosophy. Nice to see cutting edge design taken beyond even the iPhone. Now if you'll excuse me I have to pop to th...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Festive online gift ideas

03 December 2008  |  1798 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  |  2555 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 s...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hey Ocarina

25 November 2008  |  3767 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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London gig 25 Nov - The Vince Rogers Project

24 November 2008  |  3073 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

My mate Vince has a gig on Tue 25th at the Bull and Gate in London - he's had a fair bit of airplay on Radio 2 so should be a good crowd there. Funnily enough I used to be in a band with him years ago...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Game review: World of Goo

24 November 2008  |  2467 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

OpenOffice servers collapse under the strain

13 October 2008  |  1517 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

OpenOffice 3.0 is available to download now - or rather - would be if it weren't for everyone else on the planet trying to do so at the same time. At the time of writing if you visit the OpenOffice.o...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Now I've seen everything...

30 September 2008  |  2809 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The news this week has been pretty depressing. The rise of the far right in Austria. Financial armageddon seems perilously close (I notice the not-at-all-dumbed-down BBC have a helpful picture). So - ...

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