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The Top 10 Technology Feature Stories of 2010

The stories you wanted to read this year

Funny sites in Google Street View, product user guides and how to re-use old PCs: these are a few of your favourite things. We publish 100s of features on all kinds of PC and consumer technology, and these are the most read features from 2010, culminating in the definitive answer to that hoary old question: which is best, a Mac or a Windows PC.

Number 5: 23 strange sights in Google Street View

For the fifth best read feature story of 2010, we return to Google Street View (and not for the last time). This time we were looking for strange sites, and found 23 that are sure to make you smile, grimace or - simply - look puzzled. It takes all sort to make a world, and Google to document it.

Number 4: The 17 most dangerous places on the internet

Warning: this story will take you places you should never go, albeit it will take you there from the safety of the PC Advisor website. We show you the places to avoid on the internet, some of which may surprise you. And we tell you how, and why, to steer clear.

See also: Security Advisor

Number 3: 16 Google Street View disasters

Welcome back to Google Street View. This time we were looking for (and finding) disasters in Google's controversial 360-degree photo view of the world.

We found 16 recent events that surely someone (or something) wishes had an undo button. Click the link to Google Maps to pan around the live images - unless Google has beaten you to it and has revised history with a clean version of the picture.

Number 2: The 16 strangest sights in Google Earth

In the olden days, the ancients recognised Seven Wonders of the World; but thanks to Google Earth, you can now spot thousands of "I wonder what it is" head scratchers. Among the new wonders: a 1-square-mile painting of a cowboy's head, a giant cruise ship parked between skyscrapers, and places that look, well, not of this world. Here are 16 of the best.

Number 1: 8 reasons why a Mac is better than a PC

Oh my. We really should have known better than to suggest that Apple computers have the edge on Windows PCs. For the record, this piece has a companion piece called '8 reasons why a PC is better than a Mac', but it wasn't nearly as popular. Apple Fanboyism or a tacit recognition of the inherent superiority of Cupertino's finest? You decide...


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