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  • Opinion: Amstrad - A British PC legend?

    So, Sir Alan Sugar has sold Amstrad to Sky, and since he's remaining as head of the sub-division, he now effectively works for Rupert Murdoch.

  • Opinion: Oi, teachers, leave YouTube alone

    As my colleague Simon recently pointed out, UK schoolteachers are leading a call to get websites such as YouTube closed down.

  • Opinion: Teachers demand YouTube shut down

    When I was at school being dangled out of second-floor windows and having large hardback text books thrown at my head was captured only by the evil eyes of the bullies and the fearful glances of the next potential victim.

  • Opinion: Hands-on: McAfee Rootkit Detective

    McAfee has released a new free security tool that's meant to help identify rootkits, a type of stealth technology used by some malware writers to hide their creations on your PC.

  • Opinion: Sports channel to screen video-game competition

    CBS Sports, a US TV channel, plans to show highlights of the World Series of Video Games tournament, treating the event as it would any other sports competition.

  • Opinion: Find out if your PC is a zombie

    Talk about a scary phenomenon! Through a virus or worm, a criminal takes over your PC, which behaves normally until it receives instructions over the internet to mass-mail spam, take down a company's network as part of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, or log your keystrokes to gain access to your bank account. When it's done, your system reverts to acting like a normal PC.

  • Opinion: Workers waste 20% of time on silly browsing

    Are you at work? If so, are you bored? Sure?

  • Opinion: Win an Apple iPhone!

    The Apple iPhone, this year's must-have gadget, can be yours for, ooh, 25 cents - provided you have the hand-eye co-ordination of a 12-year-old Wii addict.

  • Opinion: Harry Potter and the rich Amazon shareholders

    The recent release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final instalment in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series of children's novels, has helped give online retailer Amazon an astonishing boost in profits.

  • Opinion: Phone-mast allergy myth

    The debate has been so heated that you'd expect a mobile-phone mast attached to the PC Advisor website, but now boffins claim that phone-mast allergies are all "in the mind". Wi-Fi worriers read on.

  • Opinion: Boffins to build tiny version of ancient PC

    There's nothing new under the sun: scientists have announced that they are to build a nano version of a computer designed by Charles Babbage - just the 200 years ago.

  • Opinion: GP appointments available through the telly

    Some UK GP surgeries will now offer appointment bookings via TV set-top boxes and mobile phones. Which is good news for couch potatoes with sloth-induced heart problems.

  • Opinion: Facebook founder 'stole idea'

    Bare-foot übergeek and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today has more to worry about than how many zillions to accept for his social-networking behemoth. Zuckerberg is in court fighting a lawsuit that claims he stole the idea and the source code for Facebook.

  • Opinion: Win a Marshall DAB radio signed by The Rolling Stones

    Those who live to rock can bid for their own personalised bit of rock greatness with an auction in aid of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity.

  • Opinion: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama do battle on YouTube

    Users of the video sharing website YouTube will tonight interrogate the Democratic candidates in the 2008 US presidential election, in a joint broadcasting venture with the news channel CNN.

  • Opinion: Apple: the world's best PC company

    It seems perverse to devote large swathes of PC Advisor to the iPhone - a product that isn't likely to be appearing in the UK until Christmas, but there's no doubt that the Apple iPhone is a big launch.

  • Opinion: PCAdvisor.co.uk members say...

    Each month, PC Advisor collates some of the best and brightest threads posted on Speakers' Corner. Did you catch the all-seeing eye this month?

  • Opinion: Blackle: Google search for the green and depressed

    Let me introduce you to Blackle. Set up by Australian firm 'Heap Media', Blackle is the 'black Google'.

  • Opinion: The SMB backup dilemma

    Every time I hear a pitch for an SMB backup solution it comes complete with a chilling statistic that suggests smaller companies are tone-deaf to data protection.

  • Opinion: FBI used malware to catch bomber

    The FBI used spyware to track a schoolchild who was making bomb threats against his school.

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