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  • News: Microsoft patents 'tactile touchscreen'

    Microsoft has patented a tactile touchscreen that uses pixel-sized shape-memory plastic cells to produce a 'real' texture, reflecting what is seen on the screen. The technique is designed to give users sufficient feedback to make it feel as though they are interacting with the images pictured on their screen, which may make physical keyboards a thing of the past.

  • News: Orange, T-Mobile offer Apple iPad for £199

    Orange and T-Mobile have confirmed the discounted prices they will be offering on the Apple iPad under their joint 'Everything, Everywhere' brand - you can pick up an iPad for an initial cost of only £199, representing an initial 'saving' of £330.

  • How-Tos: How to get your PC to recognise your printer

    My Canon Pixma iP1900 printer has recently stopped working with my Windows XP computer. I've tried reinstalling the drivers and unplugging and reconnecting the printer. I now get a message at startup reporting that Windows has found new hardware but was unable to install it.

  • How-Tos: How to fix faulty drivers when your headphones cut out

    The sound output to my headphones frequently cuts out while listening to music using Spotify. Error messages report that my sound card isn't working or my headphones haven't been detected, but closing the pop-ups or relaunching Spotify usually fixes the problem.

  • How-Tos: How to set a second hard drive as your PC's primary drive

    I added a larger hard drive to my PC and installed a second copy of Vista on it. Wanting to remove the old drive, I've changed the boot priority in the Bios. But Windows still looks for it as the primary drive.

  • News: Last chance to win one of 60 cool technology prizes

    Enter PC Advisor's Reader Survey and you could win one of 60 technology prizes.

  • Philips Fidelio DS8550 iPad dock

    The sound on an Apple iPad isn't bad and we've found the tablet ideal for watching BBC iPlayer programmes and listening to podcasts, but the fact remains that the screen is just a fancy screen. It doesn't stand up on its own.

  • News: Report: Sony working on PlayStation phone

    According to a report on the Wall Street Journal website, Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg has hinted that that the mobile-phone maker might be working with Sony to build a smartphone with a slide-out controller to play games.

  • How-Tos: How to troubleshoot printer problems

    With some patience and attention, you can probably overcome the printer problem that vexes you - and avoid having the nightmare recur in the future. Here's how to address five of the most common printer complaints

  • News: Arm in talks with Google over Web TV

    Arm Holdings is in talks for its chip technology to be used with Google TV, the software aimed at putting the Internet on television sets everywhere.

  • Opinion: Opinion: An iPad for everyone, they're just not all iPads

    Apple's iPad is a success. The speed with which Apple flogged a million units of its sugar-coated 9.7in tablet PC was unprecedented, and anyone who's visited a US hotel recently will have thrilled at the site of business titans hanging around the lobby to get online. (Note to hoteliers: the iPad has no ethernet port. Give the rooms wireless.)

  • How-Tos: How to clean printer rollers

    My Epson Stylus Color 740 printer has begun producing black lines on anything I print out. How can I clean the rollers? It also has problems printing on the reverse side of 240gsm card – the first side is fine.

  • 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.


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