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  • Opinion: Lay off the Gates/Seinfeld Microsoft ads

    Am I one of the few people on the planet who actually liked the Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld advertisements from Microsoft? Judging by the multitude of schadenfreude-laden obituaries for the campaign, I'd say the answer is yes.

  • Opinion: Apple blasted for US iPod grammar horror

    An online promo for Apple's latest range of iPods has been attacked by grammar puritans - in the strongest possible terms.

  • Opinion: IWOOT.com makes Anne Frank gaffe

    Writing her diary while hiding from the Nazis in 1940s Amsterdam, Anne Frank probably didn't expect that in years to come her words would become a source of hope to millions around the world. Nor, perhaps, that they would be used to sell remote-controlled robots.

  • Opinion: Copycat Microsoft mimics 'I'm a Mac'

    Say what you like about the Microsoft advertising campaign in the US featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, but at least it got people talking.

  • Opinion: Copycat Microsoft mimics 'I'm a Mac'

    Say what you like about the Microsoft advertising campaign in the US featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, but at least it got people talking.

  • Opinion: What's your favourite funny website?

    We'd like to hear which websites tickle your funny bones, and why you like them.

  • Opinion: Traditional antivirus will die in the next two years

    For the vast majority of users, at least, the current model of paying for and installing separate online security software products for each device, OS and transaction environment is on the way out. It has to die.

  • Opinion: Symantec says 'Ola' to faster, lighter online security

    Today I have been mostly watching Symantec launch Norton Internet Security 2009 in a lovely hotel in Madrid. Tough gig.

  • Opinion: Keeping up with consumer trends

    Intel wants us to call them ‘nettops'. But this is the company that also thinks a low-cost mini laptop should be called a ‘netbook' - and we do wonder whether that will catch on...

  • Opinion: Beat the broadband blues

    There's been plenty of controversy in the broadband market this year. BT is focusing resources on developing a network capable of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) download speeds, but the spirit of optimism has been tempered by tales of woe from current customers who think such grand promises are a bit rich when they're struggling to get 2Mbps now.

  • Opinion: Beat the broadband blues

    There's been plenty of controversy in the broadband market this year. BT is focusing resources on developing a network capable of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) download speeds, but the spirit of optimism has been tempered by tales of woe from current customers who think such grand promises are a bit rich when they're struggling to get 2Mbps now.

  • Opinion: How to save money buying a new iPod

    Thinking of how to buy a cheap iPod?

  • Opinion: Will Wall Street woes hurt the IT industry?

    While the high-profile troubles of major financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and AIG in the US have stoked recession fears, many analysts say that IT spending will continue to grow.

  • Opinion: Post office to launch mobile phone network?

    Multiple reports today suggested that her majesty's Post Office is contemplating following up its broadband success with a mobile phone network.

  • Opinion: Microsoft sacks Xbox 360 whistleblower

    Microsoft dismissed a former quality control worker for speaking out to the press during the Xbox 360 'Red Ring of Death' fiasco.

  • Opinion: European broadband speeds need a boost

    Broadband speeds in the UK, Italy and Spain and many other countries are barely keeping pace with the demands of web-based applications and video services, whose bandwidth needs are expected to only rise, according to a survey.

  • Opinion: Muslim Massacre game: tasteless beyond parody

    It's one of those 'write-by-numbers' stories: über-violent/raunchy/politically incorrect game appears, and the Right-Thinking Majority rush foaming to the newsstand, grabbing at copies of the Daily Mail with clammy hands as they combust in a fit of moral panic. Sadly, 'Muslim Massacre' has moved the debate on a tad. (Through the looking glass and into a lunk-headed world beyond parody, to be precise.)

  • Opinion: The UK's DVD Reality

    So Real Networks is going to release a software player that allows you to rip your DVDs to your hard drive... legally? Not in the UK it won't be.

  • Opinion: Classical music site offers DRM-free FLAC downloads

    The real beauty of downloading music is its immediacy and convenience. Not only can you try out a sample of the song first, but you can also download the whole thing in a matter of seconds.

  • Opinion: Grand Theft Auto 'inspired sex attacker'

    Controversial computer game Grand Theft Auto has been blamed for influencing a teenage sex attacker who assaulted four women.



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