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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4491 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

German robbers blow up bank

26 May 2010  |  4008 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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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Britons tech knowledge a little lacking?

15 January 2010  |  3912 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

Banking in the future - as seen from 1969

14 September 2009  |  3668 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  |  2279 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  |  2159 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

Introducing a new member

04 February 2009  |  2646 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  |  2796 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

New on Finextra - it's easier to comment!

26 November 2008  |  2727 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 simpl...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple forced to scrap iPhone advert

26 November 2008  |  3860 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Apple have been told not to run a TV ad again in the UK for the iPhone 3G after 17 people complained that it exaggerated the speed of 3G. The ad used the phrase "really fast" repeatedly, cou...

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