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  • Opinion: My wish for Apple's micro laptop

    My editor pointed out that this issue has a forward/predicting theme and suggested I keep that in mind when figuring out what to write. After pondering that for a while I decided to write about what I'd like to happen rather than predict what may actually happen when Steve Jobs announces new Apple products at the Macworld Conference & Expo later this month.

  • Opinion: 2007's wireless flops

    WiMax isn't dead, but the collapse of the world's highest profile WiMax partnership certainly didn't help its image in 2007. Sprint and Clearwire teamed up in July to cover the US with WiMax, and split up in November, leaving Sprint increasingly struggling to justify its commitment to WiMax.

  • Opinion: Dell gets 'celebrities' to flog PCs

    Dell has come up with a, well, novel way of convincing your friends and family to chip in and buy you a brand new PC.

  • Opinion: PSP can play PlayStation 1 games

    Sony's Portable PlayStation (PSP) can now play original PlayStation games after Sony gave PSP users an early Christmas present via an unheralded firmware update.

  • Opinion: Ofcom wants more honest broadband advertising

    Ofcom's consumer panel is (again) demanding that ISPs reduce the gap between 'theoretical' broadband speeds, and those achieved in practice. In an open letter to Ofcom - the telcoms industry watchdog - the panel said it wants regulations in place to force ISPs to make the discrepancies more obvious to punters.

  • Opinion: Revealed: the solution to PC security

    Yes, I inherited the PC-security beat by failing at ‘last one out of the office’, but malware writers do get the girls. And we cover the interesting events. (By ‘interesting’ I mean buttock-clenchingly frightening, of course.)

  • Opinion: Ergo - a revolution in web/desktop search?

    Web and desktop search have come a long way over the past ten years, with the likes of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo acknowledging that PC users now expect relevant results in an instant. But while traditional search engines have made great progress in providing an ever-growing number of web pages related to the search terms you enter, the way in which those results are presented hasn't moved forward at all. You're bombarded by pages and pages of lists and, if anything, the results have become too extensive.

  • Opinion: Ergo - a revolution in web/desktop search?

    Web and desktop search have come a long way over the past ten years, with the likes of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo acknowledging that PC users now expect relevant results in an instant. But while traditional search engines have made great progress in providing an ever-growing number of web pages related to the search terms you enter, the way in which those results are presented hasn't moved forward at all. You're bombarded by pages and pages of lists and, if anything, the results have become too extensive.

  • Opinion: Google founder's Virgin marriage

    Yet another billionaire bachelor bites the dust. By now, Google's Larry Page and his betrothed Lucy Southworth have been hitched on Richard Branson's private island in the Bermuda Triangle (actually Necker Island in the British Virgin Isles). Sir Richard himself played best man, and I understand Elvis was master of ceremonies.

  • Opinion: Man chokes on $85,000 mobile bill

    If you thought Apple's iPhone charges were high, spare a thought for the man who just got an $85,000 (£41,000) mobile phone bill.

  • Opinion: The next big thing

    It’s traditional at the turn of the year for those interested in technology to predict which new products will have the biggest influence on our lives over the next 12 months. But very often, we get sidetracked by the headline-grabbing gadgets and forget the bread-and-butter technologies that will have a meaningful impact on the way we use our PCs.

  • Opinion: The next big thing

    It’s traditional at the turn of the year for those interested in technology to predict which new products will have the biggest influence on our lives over the next 12 months. But very often, we get sidetracked by the headline-grabbing gadgets and forget the bread-and-butter technologies that will have a meaningful impact on the way we use our PCs.

  • Opinion: The Wikipedia Fake Band Game

    Much as toddlers snub the expensive gifts they receive for Christmas and choose to play with the box instead, today's tech-literate youths are wasting the internet's fabulous wealth of knowledge on a silly game called The Wikipedia Fake Band Game.

  • Opinion: Mad Dad flogs Christmas gift Guitar Hero on eBay

    An unhappy dad has sold his disobedient son's Christmas present to sympathetic bidders.

  • Opinion: Amazon e-book reader is 'a bit sad'

    Philippe Starck, the French designer who champions simplicity of form, has proclaimed Amazon's Kindle e-book reader "almost modern" but "a bit sad".

  • Opinion: £3 million could be raised by clicking alone

    The power of the online click has been estimated at more than £3 million.

  • Opinion: World of Warcraft tactic fools moose

    Twelve-year-old Hans Jørgen Olsen and his sister encountered a troubled moose while walking in the forest near their Norwegian home. After diverting the beast's attention away from his younger sister, Hans played possum, "just like you learn at level 30 in World of Warcraft", to avoid being attacked.

  • Opinion: IBM will scan the streets of the Beijing Olympics

    When the 2008 Olympic Games kick off in Beijing next year, organisers will be using a sophisticated computer system to scan video images of city streets looking for everything from troublemakers to terrorists.

  • Opinion: The 'long tail' revolution is here

    While it’s easy to be persuaded to jump aboard the latest technological bandwagon, it’s always worth asking exactly how a new product will benefit you – the customer. This is a particularly pertinent question in a month when two major chip makers are telling us why we ought to upgrade to their quad-core technology. Click here for our AMD Phenom and Mesh Platinum Pro - an Intel Penryn-equipped desktop PC - reviews.

  • Opinion: What's safer: Internet Explorer or Firefox?

    Which browser is more secure Internet Explorer or Firefox? We all have our opinions, but rarely do we get a chance to hear Microsoft and the makers of the Firefox browser, Mozilla, debate the issue.



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