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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4529 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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German robbers blow up bank

26 May 2010  |  4044 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&qu...

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

29 April 2010  |  4535 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 tec...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Britons tech knowledge a little lacking?

15 January 2010  |  3947 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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Is it just me or has online banking got worse?

04 January 2010  |  4675 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

Shiney Apple people...

12 February 2009  |  2566 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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Improved on Finextra - the search engine

20 January 2009  |  2653 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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The top 25 most dangerous programming errors

13 January 2009  |  2123 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It's always worth taking note of anything from the SANS institute so it was interesting to see their latest announcement. They've gathered consensus from experts in over 30 computer security organisat...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Control your PC or Mac from your iPhone

06 January 2009  |  1882 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I've been using logmein for over a year now - it gives you secure access to a remote computer via a web browser and it works very well indeed. I see there is now a version that runs on the iPhone - av...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Microsoft release iPhone app

15 December 2008  |  1236 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...

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