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Matt Egan

Matt Egan

Matt Egan is editor-in-chief of PC Advisor, having worked for the UK's best-read technology magazine and website since 2003. A passionate technology fan who writes on subjects as diverse as internet security, social media and Windows, in his spare time Matt enjoys playing football (badly) and singing in a band (also badly).


 

Articles by Matt Egan


Features: 
Totall Recall in Northants: Daventry gets Cybercars

A driverless car, controlled by a computer and using laser-technology to avoid obstacles, is causing a stir among the denizens of Northampton's…

Features: 
Women are bigger gamers than men

A survey suggests that more US women own games consoles than US men. And it's all down to the Nintendo Wii.

Features: 
BBC prevaricates over HD TV

The launch of the BBC's test high-definition TV service looks likely to be put back until the end of the year. And no, it's not because Blue Peter…

Features: 
Teen tennis stars sacked over Bebo postings

The LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) has suspended two of Britain's top young tennis stars after they posted images on Bebo that suggested their…

Features: 
Pirate Bay fires a broadside at MediaDefender

Hitting back against alleged industrial sabotage carried out by MediaDefender, file-sharing site the Pirate Bay has filed a criminal complaint…

Features: 
Council 'workers' binned over eBay addiction

Three 'workers' at Neath Port Talbot council in Welsh Wales have lost their jobs because they spent all day on eBay. Hopefully they didn't work in…

Features: 
Turkey gives YouTube the boot

A court in Turkey has ordered YouTube to be switched off. Why? Why do governments always ban Google's video-sharing behemoth? Videos insulting…

Features: 
World of Warcraft smashes paedo sex ring

Every virtual soldier knows that you see some bad things when you're out on a quest in World of Warcraft. Alas, there's always an orc who takes…

Features: 
Channel 4 launches HD TV channel

Channel 4 will launch in high-definition on Sky digital in December. Channel 4 will be the first UK terrestrial network to launch a full-time HD…

Features: 
DriveSentry 3.0: antipsyware of the future?

I've seen the future, and it's antispyware. Well, I may have seen the future of PC security software, anyway.


 

Comments by Matt Egan


Features: 
How to use Windows Live Family Safety

Give us a clue: what language is this?

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared

'I'm not being biased in any way'. 'I hate Apple'. Erm...

Review: 
Android L vs iOS 8 comparison preview: Apple vs Google software showdown

Perhaps you'd like to educate us? Currently you've just copied and pasted a bit of an article.

News: 
Windows 8 'Threshold' update will be Windows 9

You're quite right. Apple used to do it semi deliberately, then Samsung took it to a whole new level with the Galaxy S3. Now all tech companies…

Video: 
5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

A compelling argument. But PC users seem to understand apostrophes better.

Review: 
New Nexus 7 review; the best 7in tablet of 2013

Worth waiting until at least the end of the month I'd say. See what they come out with. Even if it isn't what you want it should make the Nexus 7…

Review: 
Lumia 520 vs Motorola Moto E comparison review: best cheap smartphones you can buy in the UK in 2014

It does not. But it does sell advertising that is targeted at you based on your personal behavioural data, which is harvested from a variety of…

Review: 
Nexus 7 vs new nexus 7 2 comparison review: Which Nexus 7 should I buy?

No fighting spirit here. I'm just doing my job, which is - in part - dealing with trolls who post ridiculous statements such as 'the journalism…

Review: 
Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation review: powerful mobile workstation

That sounds like a terrible experience and you have my sympathy. I'm not here to defend or promote anyone, but I will say that Dell has millions…

Review: 
Nexus 7 vs new nexus 7 2 comparison review: Which Nexus 7 should I buy?

No Fraught. As you know - behind your anonymous username - that is the very opposite of what I am saying.

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Why the BBC iPlayer outage was caused by a DDoS attack: Topsy and Tim isn't *that* popular

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