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  • Opinion: Flawed iPhone & the truth about mobile web

    You've probably already had your fill of iPhone news, reviews and opinion – but all of us will have to answer one question when the handset becomes available in the UK in a few months: how do we decide whether we should buy one? Which features of the iPhone are so revolutionary that they’ll encourage us to pay significantly more for a consumer smartphone?

  • Opinion: Flawed iPhone & the truth about mobile web

    You've probably already had your fill of iPhone news, reviews and opinion – but all of us will have to answer one question when the handset becomes available in the UK in a few months: how do we decide whether we should buy one? Which features of the iPhone are so revolutionary that they’ll encourage us to pay significantly more for a consumer smartphone?

  • Opinion: 'Pervert' sues in Second Life sex case

    One Second Life avatar is suing another in a dispute over the intellectual property rights for the design of a virtual bed he uses as a sort of online sex shop and nookie parlour.

  • Opinion: Tape backup is WORN (write once, read never)

    Largely due to its cost and transportability, tape remains the most common choice of media for long-term data retention. However, this may be mainly an artefact of the still prevalent practice of ‘backup as archive’. In this situation, tape essentially serves as WORN (write once, read never) storage, since once it's sent away to an off-site vault, the real hope is that it will never need to be recalled again.

  • Opinion: Google-only searchers 'miss out on 72% of web'

    Surfers that use only one search engine are missing out on 72 percent of the web. So says a metasearch firm, which might have a bit of an agenda, but there you go.

  • Opinion: Lightning strikes iPod... twice!

    With all this freak weather about you'd think that having some portable music about would be a godsend – something to listen to when stuck on your roof or down at the school hall with all the other newly homeless. And it's easier to grab an iPod nano than your hi-fi and CD cabinet when the river banks burst.

  • Opinion: Another TV-on-demand snub for Vista

    Television-on-demand was meant create a level playing field for TV fans who miss out on their favourite shows – enabling them to pick and choose when they watch programmes rather than being tied to the schedules. In principle, they'll never miss a top programme from the likes of the BBC and Channel 4 again, thanks to the soon-to-be-launched BBC iPlayer and Channel 4's 4oD service.

  • Opinion: Another TV-on-demand snub for Vista

    Television-on-demand was meant create a level playing field for TV fans who miss out on their favourite shows – enabling them to pick and choose when they watch programmes rather than being tied to the schedules. In principle, they'll never miss a top programme from the likes of the BBC and Channel 4 again, thanks to the soon-to-be-launched BBC iPlayer and Channel 4's 4oD service.

  • Opinion: Bletchley Park hopes for UK computing museum

    Bletchley Park, scene of heroic wartime ingenuity and code-cracking brilliance, is hoping for a new lease of life as the home of the National Museum of Computing.

  • Opinion: Sony: misogyny and misinformation

    Sony, no stranger to controversy, faced yet more ballyhoo recently, after a feminist website decided one of its PS2 adverts was misogynistic. Misogynistic? The video-game industry? Whatever next?

  • Opinion: TiVo and Amazon boost for couch potatoes

    Couch potatoes in the US are rejoicing. They now have one more reason never to leave their sofa. Amazon and TiVo have expanded their integrated download service, so users can order movies and shows straight from the TV, with a few clicks of their favorite peanut-shaped remote.

  • Opinion: MySpace UK has 10 million users. Thanet one

    Run for your lives, MySpace has conquered Britain. But murky corners of Kent, Cumbria and Norfolk are leading the resistance. Vive le Resistance!

  • Opinion: Live Earth: the greatest show online

    Proving that the planet can be saved by mass-media consumption, Saturday's Live Earth tree-hugging love-in was watched by a record online audience of up to 9 million web surfers.

  • Opinion: How Sony could cure gun crime via PlayStation

    Sony appears to be trying to band-aid its corporate karma by apologising to the Church of England after setting one of its most violent games within Manchester cathedral.

  • Opinion: MBS porn billing on Radio 4

    The MBS billing affair that's affected thousands of PC users and has become one of the most talked-about issues on the PC Advisor forums has been picked up by BBC Radio 4's Your and Yours programme. PC Advisor's very own Forum Editor, Peter Thomas, was called in to provide expert analysis on the issue.

  • Opinion: MBS porn billing on Radio 4

    The MBS billing affair that's affected thousands of PC users and has become one of the most talked-about issues on the PC Advisor forums has been picked up by BBC Radio 4's Your and Yours programme. PC Advisor's very own Forum Editor, Peter Thomas, was called in to provide expert analysis on the issue.

  • Opinion: The mobile business: Too much choice

    The current state of mobile communications reminds me of the immortal lyrics from the pop group Devo: Freedom of choice/Is what you got/Freedom from choice/Is what you want.

  • Opinion: M&S sells special iPod pants (and jacket)

    Famed for its ladies knickers, men's socks, superior foodstuffs and Apple-like proprietary St Michael brand, British high street retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a men's suit specially built to house an iPod.

  • Opinion: Climate change - it's not all hot air

    Every piece of technology uses energy, and energy costs money. Some gadgets are more consumptive than others, and PCs can be the worst culprits. A guide released to coincide with the Live Earth concerts taking place around the globe offers 77 energy-saving tips to help us reduce our impact on the environment.

  • Opinion: Microsoft warns world to be less proprietary

    Sit down. Relax. Take a deep breath. You are about to hear something that is sure to annoy you.



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