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  • Opinion: Why Google is 45% beta

    The question of why so many Google products are classified “beta” - and classified thusly for so long - has knocked around the tech press for some time. However, no one really seemed to know the answer, at least no one outside of Google.

  • Opinion: Happiness is surfing the web, for men anyway

    A quick trip to the pub for a pint has been replaced with surfing the web as the ultimate source of happiness, for men at least.

  • Opinion: Your bank doesn't care if you get ripped off

    Viewing your mortgage statement ankle deep in the debris of the world's banking 'system', you may have missed this little gem, but PC Advisor today reported that UK losses from online banking fraud hit £21.4m in the first half of this year.

  • Opinion: Google Android still can't beat the Apple iPhone

    "It's not about pretty icons, Apple fanboys, and its not about business use, Windows Mobile Nerds: its about giving people the true tools to build whatever they want without lame App Store limitations and OS handcuffs.

  • Opinion: What is most the important part of your security suite?

    In a world where the number of individual pieces of malware is measured in the millions, security vendors and online crooks are involved in a fast-paced arms race.

  • Opinion: Security giants put their heads in the cloud

    Autumn is upon us, and we're deep into the annual security software slugfest, where antimalware vendors large and small try to cram ‘new' products into an already stuffed market.

  • Opinion: Facebook becomes Facespook

    A friend of mine, who's a big James Bond fan, once attended an interview for an unnamed "research" job that promised foreign travel.

  • Opinion: Grand Theft Auto encourages drug dealing

    Not a week goes by without 'controversial' game Grand Theft Auto being hauled over the coals regarding its part in the general breakdown of society. It's almost as much of a regular occurrence as a character in Eastenders trashing a room or the British government losing a laptop.

  • Opinion: Steve Ballmer: Microsoft to beat Google in five years

    Microsoft can provide "real competition" for Google in the online search market, according to MS CEO Steve Ballmer. It just needs to work out how. In the mean time, it will be mostly running, drinking coffee, and ignoring the TV.

  • Opinion: 120 idiots give up password for £5 M&S voucher

    Don't believe a word about the world-weary, cynical ways of Londoners. When an independent research company this week approached 200 random people on the gold-paved streets of the capitol, 60 percent of them were prepared to divulge their PC's password. Can they all have just got off the train? From Norfolk? In the 1950s?

  • Opinion: £10,000 laptop for Premiership footballers

    Premiership footballers take note. Bentley Motors has announced plans this week to release a luxury laptop computer. Coming in at a whopping £10,000 ($19,800 in the US, take note Mr Beckham), only 250 of the systems, dubbed the Ego for Bentley, will be sold.

  • Opinion: Google Android: teaching us how to use a mobile phone

    Google's Rich Miner has identified one of the biggest problems facing mobile phone carriers, manufacturers, and developers: the hardware on the current generation of phones is not being fully used by all customers.

  • Opinion: Guitar Hero World Tour: hands-on review

    PC Advisor got its hands on Guitar Hero World Tour for the Xbox 360 last night. Here are our impressions of the game, which adds vocals and drums to Guitar Hero's established bass, lead and rhythm guitar elements.

  • Opinion: 80% of UK users don't trust businesses with data

    Nearly four out of five people in Britain believe their personal information is unsafe with commercial websites and businesses. And they think that those responsible for losing data should be hung drawn and quartered. String 'em up!

  • Opinion: New iPod sex toy 'unbeatable'

    There's a new iPod sex toy in town, with the launch of a colourful range of vibrators aimed at Apple users. The OhMiBod is also claimed as the world's first iPhone sex toy.

  • Opinion: Phoney 'AntiVirus 2008' codec blackmails users

    Security software firm PC Tools is reporting that 'surprisingly high numbers' of users have been duped by a dodgy codec named: "multycodecupgr.7.<20xxx>.exe". The codec proports to be a free malware scanner, but instead plants fake malware warnings on PCs, in order to extort money for a product named AntiVirus 2008.

  • Opinion: Windows 7 screenshots: look, but don't get excited

    Despite Microsoft's desires and best efforts, screenshots of Microsoft Windows 7, M3 Build 6780, just keep on popping up on the internet.

  • Opinion: Eugene Kaspersky: 'no such thing as 100% secure software'

    Despite being the co-founder of one the decade's most successful security software vendors, Eugene Kaspersky doesn't think software alone can ever be a silver bullet for cybercrime.

  • 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.

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