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  • News: Facebook plans to make users' data portable

    Facebook wants to make the data its members enter into the social network's profiles portable, so that they can move that data to other online services if they want, the company's CEO said at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.

  • News: YouTube blocked in China; Flickr restored

    China watchers, get your scorecards out: Google's YouTube is blocked, Wikipedia is still blocked, but, for the moment, Google blog site Blogspot.com is available and some pictures from Yahoo's Flickr photos can once again be viewed.

  • News: MySpace opens up to external developers

    Social-networking giant MySpace will open its platform to outside application developers, a move that was made months ago by its close competitor Facebook and helped boost its popularity.

  • News: HP tops Dell as world's biggest PC maker

    HP maintained its lead over Dell as the world's largest PC supplier in the third quarter of 2007, extending a slim margin it established last year, according to market researcher IDC.

  • Opinion: Free for all

    Whether you’re on the lookout for a laptop, a new broadband provider, a console or a mobile phone, it’s never been easier to get your hands on the goods without paying anything. The offers I’m talking about here aren’t the ones promoted via tacky banner ads on suspect websites – they’re advertised in reputable newspapers, on billboards and even on mainstream TV channels.

  • Opinion: Is this the end for the paperback book?

    Electronics enthusiasts derive enormous enjoyment from gazing back in time and reading wrong-headed statements made by the experts of days gone by. One IBM bigwig famously predicted that there might one day be a need for as many as five computers in the world. There was the suggestion that the Segway would revolutionise travel. And let’s not forget the theory that, by the start of the 21st century, the paperback would be dead and everybody would download books electronically.

  • Opinion: Free for all

    Whether you’re on the lookout for a laptop, a new broadband provider, a console or a mobile phone, it’s never been easier to get your hands on the goods without paying anything. The offers I’m talking about here aren’t the ones promoted via tacky banner ads on suspect websites – they’re advertised in reputable newspapers, on billboards and even on mainstream TV channels.

  • Opinion: £125 laptops to take over the world?

    It all started when Nicholas Negroponte announced his grand plan to produce millions of laptops for $100 a pop. Now the ultra-cheap laptop concept is being pursued by industry heavyweights including chipmakers Intel and AMD and notebook manufacturers Quanta and Asustek. Everybody wants to be a part of this new product category, and if you believe the hype, it's about to take over the world. So, are you ready to buy a slimmed-down system for less than £125?

  • Opinion: £125 laptops to take over the world?

    It all started when Nicholas Negroponte announced his grand plan to produce millions of laptops for $100 a pop. Now the ultra-cheap laptop concept is being pursued by industry heavyweights including chipmakers Intel and AMD and notebook manufacturers Quanta and Asustek. Everybody wants to be a part of this new product category, and if you believe the hype, it's about to take over the world. So, are you ready to buy a slimmed-down system for less than £125?

  • Opinion: It's official: Microsoft embraces Open Source

    The Open Source Initiative has (finally) approved two "shared source" licences submitted by Microsoft. So Microsoft is now officially Open Source, and it didn't even ask for any special treatment.

  • News: BBC iPlayer forced to support Mac & Linux

    BBC governors are to force the broadcast to ensure Mac and Linux users, not just Windows users, via iPlayer.

  • News: Warning over dangerous Skype malware

    Security analysts are warning of another malicious software program masquerading as an installer file for Skype.

  • News: Six problems with Office Communications Server 2007

    With the recent launch of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft has taken a big step into the unified communications market. And as the years of hype around Office Communications Server 2007 show, when Microsoft launches a product, everyone wants to hear about it. But is OCS a winner? We're not so sure.

  • News: Facebook to police porn following NY probe

    Facebook is to boost efforts to police pornography and to prevent harassment and inappropriate behaviour on its social-networking site, settling a consumer fraud investigation by New York State Attorney General (AG) Andrew Cuomo.

  • News: Ultra-low cost Eee PC sold out already

    Asustek's low-cost laptop, Eee PC, nearly sold out on its first day on sale in Taipei.

  • News: Acer completes acquisition of Gateway

    Acer has completed its acquisition of Gateway, making it officially the third largest PC vendor in the world.

  • News: Asustek launches £125 Linux-based Eee PC

    Asustek plans new models of its low-cost Eee PC - including a Windows XP version - after initial stock of the Xandros Linux-based machine is snapped up on the first day of availability

  • News: Microsoft in new Windows Update scandal

    Microsoft has been forced to defend Windows Update against charges that it upgraded machines without users' permission for the second time in a month.

  • News: Microsoft OCS wins industry backing

    Microsoft has officially launched Office Communications Server and claims the business tool has already won wide industry support.

  • News: Motorola boosts Symbian phones with UIQ stake

    Motorola hopes to increase its competition with Nokia's S60 platform by taking a 50 percent stake in UIQ, the Symbian user interface owned by Sony Ericsson.



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