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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4540 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  |  3965 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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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is it just me or has online banking got worse?

04 January 2010  |  4694 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  |  3705 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  |  2312 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  |  2181 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

Shiney Apple people...

12 February 2009  |  2574 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

Introducing a new member

04 February 2009  |  2672 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

On the resilience of modern infrastructure in the UK

02 February 2009  |  1982 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Yes it's snowed. And yes no buses or trains were running this morning as London ground to a halt prompting the usual complaints about how unprepared we are. I can work from anywhere so I wasn't partic...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

The BBC, Gaza and editorial impartiality

25 January 2009  |  1507 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 ...

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