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  • News: Christmas 2010 buyers' guide: keyboards & mice

    If a desktop PC or laptop is too extravagant to make it on to your Christmas wishlist, how about sprucing up what you've got with a fancy mouse or keyboard?

  • News: Christmas 2010 buyers' guide: audio accessories

    Musical treats come in all shapes and sizes, with radically varied price tags. But any of the audio gadgets featured here will look (and sound) great under your Christmas tree.

  • News: Christmas 2010 buyers' guide: media players

    Apple continues to dominate the portable media player market, but there are some interesting alternatives. We've found five tasty music and video players to choose from.

  • News: Christmas 2010 buyers' guide: photo printers

    There's a lot to be said for the spontaneity of being able to print out a photo you've just taken. Here are some creative options for printing and sharing your snaps.

  • News: Christmas 2010 buyers' guide: satnavs and GPS

    Forget maps – there are plenty of high-tech devices that can help you steer the right course from A to B. Here's our pick of the best navigation gadgets on the market.

  • News: Christmas 2010 buyers' guide: cameras

    Some cameras do it all: take great photos, shoot HD video and let you post your snaps straight to the web. Here we present our pick of the best cameras and camcorders.

  • News: Christmas 2010 gift guide: technology gifts

    Dark nights, postmen bringing catalogues full of shiny must-have gadgets and a TV onslaught of tinsel and computer games – all signs point to the imminent gold rush known as Christmas. PC Advisor's trusty elves guide you through the high-tech marketing maze. PC Advisor brings you the 50 best products for Christmas: tested, reviewed and rated.

  • iGo Charge Anywhere gadget charger

    iGo has unveiled the Charge Anywhere - a device charger that stores up energy and can be used to power up a dead gadget when mains power is not available. The iGo Charge Anywhere can be plugged into the wall and while its internal battery is being charged, the two USB ports can simulataneously be used to charge electronic devices.

  • News: 3D printing may bring legal challenges

    A coming revolution in 3D printing, with average consumers able to copy and create new three-dimensional objects at home, may lead to attempts by patent holders to expand their legal protections, a new paper says.

  • Opinion: Getting over gadget guilt

    A gadget used to be a mere plaything; a toy. Diverting for a while, if unlikely to take over your life in the way that iPhones and BlackBerries command their owners’ attention. But the gadget’s role has changed.

  • Libratone Beat wireless speaker

    Libratone has launched a triangular speaker that can be used wirelessly and is designed to fit snugly into the corner of a room and yet promises to deliver a hefty dose of audio. The Libratone Beat goes onsale in the UK at the end of this month. 

  • How-Tos: How to dial phonecalls from your PC with a USB modem

    I used to be able to dial out to contacts whose numbers were held on Smart Address 2000 (Oakley Data Services), using a PC card modem added to my Windows XP desktop PC. I now have a Windows 7 laptop and, as far as I know, no dial-out facility, although Smart Address 2000 still runs. Is there such a thing as an external USB dial-out modem for my laptop?

  • How-Tos: How to fit a hard drive in a SATA drive bay

    My HP dv9700 Vista laptop has a spare SATA drive bay. A 500GB Hitachi drive has been fitted using the correct caddy and connector, but when I reboot the PC, the drive doesn't appear in Computer. When connected using USB it appears as drive F.

  • How-Tos: How to connect a graphics card to your PC's PSU

    QUESTION I bought a Club 3D ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics card, but my motherboard doesn't recognise it. When I plug the monitor cable into the graphics card, the screen goes blank; when I put the monitor cable back into the onboard graphics card slot, the screen is fine.

  • How-Tos: How to import photos to Photo Gallery from an SD card

    When I try to import photos from an SD Card to my Windows 7 laptop, the card doesn't appear in Photo Gallery's 'Import Photos and Videos' dialog box. I can access my SD Card in Windows Explorer, however. How can I get Photo Gallery to display the SD Card?

  • How-Tos: How to fix a PC that constantly shuts down

    My desktop PC immediately shuts down after I turn it on. At the second attempt it will stay switched on, but nothing appears onscreen. The processor fan is running and the RAM is okay, but the motherboard LED blinks.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Tab costs only £128 in parts

    Calling Samsung's Galaxy Tab a jumbo smartphone rather than a "true competitor" to Apple's iPad, iSuppli calculated a $205.22 bill of materials in its Galaxy Tab teardown.

  • News: Smartphone online usage climbing rapidly, with iPhone in the lead

    Average monthly online usage by smartphone users will exceed 700MB by 2015, study says

  • News: Fix for iPhone alarm woes revealed

    A bug in the iPhone operating system iOS, which resulted in alarms going off an hour late as Europe this week can be easily fixed.

  • News: Logitech unveils solar-powered keyboard

    Logitech has unveiled the K750, a solar-powered wireless keyboard.



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