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  • Opinion: YouTube to be destroyed from within

    Web 2.0 and communities online include the seed to their own destruction, as was proved recently when a teenager forced YouTube to pull hundreds of video clips from its servers. YouTube shouldn't fear the media giants, it should be scared of its own users.

  • Opinion: Flickr's lesson to businesses

    Flickr is the ultimate Web 2.0 app - one of the first to implement tags, RSS feeds, and AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML); to offer APIs to third-party developers; to encourage mashups; and to incorporate groups or ‘lite’ social networking into a tool previously viewed as family-centric.

  • Opinion: Scared of online banking? Try phishing in the flesh

    There's kind of benign spam email that I receive on a fairly frequent basis. My Mum often forwards on chain emails warning of the 'latest threat from thieves', involving really complicated scams. (I live in the East End of London, where there remains a traditional 'stab first and ask questions later' approach to thievery.) I ignore them, because I tend to think that common sense is the best approach to security, online and off.

  • Opinion: Sony PlayStation 3 price continues to slide

    Recently I mentioned a mate whose colleague was trying to make a fast buck, buying Sony PlayStation 3 consoles and flogging them at vastly inflated prices to his City banker mates.

  • Opinion: I'm a Mac, and I'm as bad as Vista

    Now that Apple has officially delayed the release of Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' until October, will the Mac maker now stop taking the mickey about Microsoft's much-delayed Windows Vista operating system?

  • Opinion: Why Apples Leopard delay is a good thing

    So it’s not just Microsoft that can’t get an operating system out on schedule. Clearly, Apple’s decision to delay the release of Mac OS X 10.5 ‘Leopard’ by four months is nothing in comparison to the several years Vista’s launch slipped. But it shows that even the most agile technology companies struggle to focus on two things at once.

  • Opinion: Why Apples Leopard delay is a good thing

    So it’s not just Microsoft that can’t get an operating system out on schedule. Clearly, Apple’s decision to delay the release of Mac OS X 10.5 ‘Leopard’ by four months is nothing in comparison to the several years Vista’s launch slipped. But it shows that even the most agile technology companies struggle to focus on two things at once.

  • Opinion: MySpace wrecks family home

    It's ironic that a site called MySpace is responsible for a bunch of strangers - known in the social-networking scene as "friends" – wrecking someone else's house.

  • Opinion: Sony kills budget PlayStation 3

    It’s been billed as the best console ever produced (see our PS3 review), but potential buyers in the UK continue to grumble about the high price of the PlayStation 3 (PS3). At £425, it’s significantly more expensive than Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360, and so many bargain hunters have been playing a waiting game in anticipation of a major price cut.

  • Opinion: Sony kills budget PlayStation 3

    It’s been billed as the best console ever produced (see our PS3 review), but potential buyers in the UK continue to grumble about the high price of the PlayStation 3 (PS3). At £425, it’s significantly more expensive than Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360, and so many bargain hunters have been playing a waiting game in anticipation of a major price cut.

  • Opinion: Virgin Radio on your Wii and PS3

    Virgin Radio has launched a service for users of the Wii and PlayStation 3 gaming consoles. Gamers on the two next-gen devices can tune into the middle-of-the-road rock radio station - as well as three of its sister stations - using the Virgin Radio Player.

  • Opinion: Want to stop spam email? Try an earthquake

    The amount of spam email originating in China dropped dramatically in the first three months of 2007, according to security vendor Sophos. This bucked a trend of growth in worldwide spam. But while the Chinese government and ISPs have worked hard to cut back on junk email, experts feel that its biggest spam-prevention mechanism was... an earthquake. That's big.

  • Opinion: Beatles music one step closer to iTunes

    After losing to Apple Computer (now Apple Inc) on the Mac maker's use of its fruit-shaped logo on iTunes, The Beatles' record label Apple Corps has now settled its royalties dispute with music giant EMI – removing the last barrier to the Fab Four's legendary music catalogue becoming available for legal digital download via services such as iTunes.

  • Opinion: Education minister slammed for promoting Wikipedia

    UK education secretary Alan Johnson has been criticised for suggesting that students use Wikipedia for homework - but I think he's on to something.

  • Opinion: Founder slams Wikipedia as 'broken beyond repair'

    Larry Sanger, the founder of the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia, has blasted the UK Education Secretary Alan Johnson for suggesting that the popular reference website is a good educational tool for children.

  • Opinion: How much would you pay for a PS3?

    Sony's PlayStation 3 pricing policy has long been grist to PC Advisor's internet rumour mill, but it's an issue that just won't go away.

  • Opinion: Tokyo flooded as Second Life suffers climate change

    Second Life is increasingly being used by major brands and advertising agencies to promote their products – allowing Second Lifers to buy virtual Nike trainers from Niketown in Second Life, lattés in their 'local' Starbucks and to have a beer or two in Heineken-branded bars in the virtual world.

  • Opinion: Bullet-proof iPod saved my life – the truth

    Everyone knows it’s a must-have for music fans, but now it's being put forward as an essential life-saving accessory for soldiers. Apple’s iPod apparently saved the life of an American soldier serving in Iraq, if pictures posted on Flickr are anything to be believed.

  • Opinion: Bullet-proof iPod saved my life – the truth

    Everyone knows it’s a must-have for music fans, but now it's being put forward as an essential life-saving accessory for soldiers. Apple’s iPod apparently saved the life of an American soldier serving in Iraq, if pictures posted on Flickr are anything to be believed.

  • Opinion: An old way to waste time

    A UK poll claims that Scottish people are the biggest time wasters when using the web. More than 60 per cent of surfing Scots admit to aimlessly browsing or 'Wilfing' ("What was I looking for?") when online.



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