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  • Opinion: Teaching kids to cheat smarter

    Today brought the news that infamously incompetent exam board Edexcel has developed James Bond-style technology to discourage A-Level and GCSE cheats.

  • Opinion: Linux is ready for your desktop, and your business

    Linux on the desktop? Why not?

  • Opinion: Microsoft's 'Office' politics

    Okay, try to follow this: Microsoft has spent the past two years slamming its Open XML file format through the process to make it an international standard. Along the way, there's been arm-twisting, committee-packing, bribery and other chicanery. But by last week, Microsoft was one step away from success.

  • Opinion: Google rules UK internet traffic

    Time to groan again Yahoo, Microsoft, Ask, et al. Online competitive intelligence service Hitwise data for March revealed that Google Internet properties send over one-third of all Internet traffic to websites in the UK.

  • Opinion: Apple Mighty Mouse deserves legal fire

    Imagine my surprise when I read the news that Apple is being sued over its scrolly Mighty Mouse.

  • Opinion: Take PC Advisor's broadband speed test

    Ofcom's report this morning claims there's no longer a geographical digital divide in broadband access, with rural areas apparently overtaking towns when it comes to high-speed connections to the home. But the top-line stats don't tell the whole story.

  • Opinion: Take PC Advisor's broadband speed test

    Ofcom's report this morning claims there's no longer a geographical digital divide in broadband access, with rural areas apparently overtaking towns when it comes to high-speed connections to the home. But the top-line stats don't tell the whole story.

  • Opinion: Why you shouldn't get excited about Windows 7

    "Hold the line!" That's the new rallying cry for the core Windows development team. Add new features. Tweak existing ones. But whatever you do, don't make Windows 7 any slower or fatter than Vista.

  • Opinion: Mobile broadband: Try before you buy

    One of the current ad campaigns promoting 3G broadband promises "the fastest, most reliable mobile broadband in the galaxy", and depicts a 3G-enabled USB flash drive flying through space at lightning-fast speeds. But I doubt very much that anyone would be able to get a reliable 3G signal on Jupiter if I'm still struggling on Earth.

  • Opinion: Mobile broadband: Try before you buy

    One of the current ad campaigns promoting 3G broadband promises "the fastest, most reliable mobile broadband in the galaxy", and depicts a 3G-enabled USB flash drive flying through space at lightning-fast speeds. But I doubt very much that anyone would be able to get a reliable 3G signal on Jupiter if I'm still struggling on Earth.

  • Opinion: Least appealing product press release yet

    Today I received the following press release, and I think it takes the biscuit for being the silliest I have ever been sent (via email, of course).

  • Opinion: The future is free

    The development of powerful free software shows no sign of abating and it took the PC Advisor team some time to whittle down our favourite free applications to the top 100 we've highlighted as part of the cover feature for our July issue (on sale now). Even the likes of Microsoft and Adobe claim to be embracing free software principles and it begs the question, where will all this stop?

  • Opinion: The future is free

    The development of powerful free software shows no sign of abating and it took the PC Advisor team some time to whittle down our favourite free applications to the top 100 we've highlighted as part of the cover feature for our July issue (on sale now). Even the likes of Microsoft and Adobe claim to be embracing free software principles and it begs the question, where will all this stop?

  • Opinion: Epilepsy on YouTube - freakshow or education?

    Epilepsy campaigners today criticised YouTube clips of people having seizures.

  • Opinion: Facebook redesigns to halt user exodus

    One of the nice things about Facebook was how clean and uncluttered the site looked in comparison to the car-crash visuals of MySpace. But now that many people’s pages are splattered with vampires, booze mail and super wall posts even Facebook pages can look ghastly. And trusted users are threatening to walk if the site becomes "too commercial".

  • Opinion: YouTube 'a Dark Ages bestiary'

    In an article in The Sunday Times arch purveyor of good taste AA Gill ruminates on the YouTube phenomenon and gets over the atmosphere rather well:

  • Opinion: The solar-powered bra that can charge your iPod

    Boffins in Japan have invented the perfect eco-friendly girl gadget: the solar-powered bra.

  • Opinion: Choosing the right backup interface

    It's no secret that disk is becoming the preferred media to use as a backup target and disk-based backup appliances are popping up all over. But as companies ready their environment for disk, a fundamental decision they need to make is selecting an appliance that presents the appropriate interface to their backup software.

  • Opinion: Apple is gay friendly

    Apple is among the top six gay-friendly brands in the US.

  • Opinion: Which IT security skills are most important?

    I often hear from IT executives that it is hard to recruit and retain "good security people". Many lament the shortage of skills in this area and cannot reconcile the skills offered with the positions that need to be filled. Is there really a shortage of good security people? Or just a mismatch in the skills and the jobs?



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