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  • Opinion: Desperate Everton FC scout players in video game

    Football Manager 2009 can count bulging-eyed Everton boss David Moyes among its army of addicted fans. The Liverpool club has signed an exclusive deal to use the game's player database as a virtual scouting network, prompting fears that the league will soon be overrun by free-transfer strikers named Barry Baggio.

  • Opinion: The Killers debut new album in Guitar Hero World Tour

    The Killers, moustache- and keyboard-based stadium-rock throwbacks and living embodiment of the law of diminishing returns, are releasing tracks from their new album as downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour.

  • Opinion: Brit divorces husband after Second Life affair

    When it comes to adultery, there's no doubt that technology has made it a lot easier to have an affair, whether it involves sending secret texts from your mobile phone or even having illicit IM conversations.

  • Opinion: Oi, Microsoft: stop charging for Xbox Live

    Matt Peckham, PCWorld.com's dedicated gaming blogger, believes that far from allowing Sony to charge for the PlayStation Network, gamers should stop Microsoft charging for Xbox Live:

  • Opinion: Teaching women about computers

    If you thought that netbooks, Apple iPhones and spreadsheets were just for the boys, watch out for the laptop ladies, web women and gadget girls. They've got a new guidebooks that shows them how to chitter chatter on IM and choose a computer that fits in with their chintz curtains.

  • Opinion: Windows 7: here we go again

    The countdown to Windows 7 has begun. The first test-code version of Microsoft’s next operating system (OS) got its public airing, at least to Windows developers, at the end of October.

  • Opinion: Why netbooks could save Windows XP

    Less than a year ago, cheap, Atom-powered mini-laptops were a novelty. Now netbooks are shaking up the regular laptop industry - and the operating system world, too.

  • Opinion: Why being Obama's IT guy is a beast of a job

    CIO.co.uk's Martin Veitch argues that being Barack Obama's CTO is a poisoned chalice...

  • Opinion: Nigerian 419 scammers ditch email for Facebook

    So-called '419' email scams are a threat recognised by most, even in these cash-starved, dream-rich times. But the crooks behind the 'I'm a Nigerian prince living in poverty because I require $500 to free up 100 billion groats' nonsense have changed up. Now, they're your Facebook friends. See also: Fraudsters hit Facebook with 'Nigerian 419' scam.

  • Opinion: What's your favourite fitness or health website?

    We'd like to hear which websites are best for honing your fitness and health. These can be sites that offer advice on giving up smoking or bad habits of one kind or another, help you to develop a fitness regimen or present dietary tips.

  • Opinion: Rickrolling fans earn Rick Astley MTV award

    The 80s is officially cool again - or at least it is if you care what MTV thinks.

  • Opinion: Russell Grant forecasts twice as many hits

    What to do now the housing market has crashed, the banks have shut up shop and all the low-cost airlines we'd have used to make a quick getaway and forget our economic woes have gone to the wall?

  • Opinion: Want a cheap Apple Mac? Wait for Windows

    Like many tech-obsessed people, I'm fond of the netbook and its potential for keeping us productive in places we wouldn't normally take a regular laptop.

  • Opinion: First Windows 7 touchscreen app on show

    Windows 7 watchers have been kept busy in the week since Microsoft released a pre-beta version of the OS to developers; the software giant has provided us with nuggets of information about Windows Vista's successor on a daily basis (see our Windows 7 spotlight for more). But now third-party software developers are jumping on the bandwagon.

  • Opinion: First Windows 7 touchscreen app on show

    Windows 7 watchers have been kept busy in the week since Microsoft released a pre-beta version of the OS to developers; the software giant has provided us with nuggets of information about Windows Vista's successor on a daily basis (see our Windows 7 spotlight for more). But now third-party software developers are jumping on the bandwagon.

  • Opinion: What's the best way to clean a PC's Registry?

    Has a surgeon ever told you that, although they're an expert and will do the best they can, the operation still has some inherent risks? Imagine replacing the surgeon with some cheap or free software.

  • Opinion: Anti-Apple music industrys latest own goal

    The largest music download sites are taking the fight to Apple iTunes with a new secret weapon to stop the iPod music service - literally - in its tracks.

  • Opinion: BA and Virgin Atlantic staff rant on Facebook

    You'd think after U2 frontman Bono got into hot water when pictures of him cavorting with bikini-clad girls ended up on Facebook, social networkers would be careful about what they post online. Well not when it comes to airline and airport staff.

  • Opinion: Microsoft sci-fi is Kirilling me softly

    Macworld.co.uk editor Mark Hattersley is a self-confessed sci-fi nut. But even he draws the line at a science-fiction show that features Microsoft products as heroes...

  • Opinion: Ballmer sells cloud computing to Obama and McCain

    With next week's presidential election here in the US, the US capitol is about to experience the mother-of-all platform changes, and that's why Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's cloud computing memo, titled "A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution", seems especially well timed.



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