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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4866 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Britons tech knowledge a little lacking?

15 January 2010  |  4269 views  |  1 comments | recommendations 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 Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

1.6bn goldmine for City workers

17 December 2008  |  2941 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've noticed my journey into work appears to be taking longer on the Northern Line these days with a deal of waiting around at Kennington. So - plenty of time to read the Metro - the free paper - whic...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Festive online gift ideas

03 December 2008  |  1906 views  |  1 comments | recommendations 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...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

iPhone 2.2 - now with Google street view

21 November 2008  |  1708 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

ITunes informed me this morning that an update was available for the iPhone, so I thought I'd give it a go. There are a number of improvements listed to various apps - Mail and Safari for example - a...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Vista slow to boot up? You could always sue your employer

20 November 2008  |  1870 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The first thing I do when I get to work is switch my PC on. I then go and make a cup of tea and usually on my return it's ready to do something useful. It seems I am fortunate. Workers in some major ...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Global financial meltdown? It's ok, just lie about it

11 November 2008  |  3066 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A study by Axa has found that more than one in three people admit to having misled a partner, friend or relation about the state of their finances. It also concludes the current dodgy state of the eco...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

OpenOffice servers collapse under the strain

13 October 2008  |  1599 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Changing your profile picture!

22 September 2008  |  2037 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If you want to change or upload a picture for your profile (ie: the one that appears against all your blog posts) then you do that from the right hand panel options on your home page when you log in. ...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Sexist men earn more

22 September 2008  |  2126 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Sexist men it appears can earn more than their more enlightened counterparts according to a US study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The study kicked off in the late 70s(!) and asked a...

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