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  • Opinion: Games firms ban magazine after poor reviews

    More troubling news in games journalism land, following the revelation last year that a Gamespot hack was fired after - and very likely because of - a moderately negative review of Kane & Lynch.

  • Opinion: Jeremy Clarkson loses £500 in bank fraud stunt

    Top Gear presenter, mulleted braggart and professional ignorant Jeremy Clarkson recently told the world that the loss of CDs containing millions of people's personal data was a "storm in a teacup". Then he got ripped off for £500 in an internet scam. Priceless.

  • Opinion: Post-Christmas bargain hunting

    January’s Consumer Electronics Show taunts us with gadgetry soon to come, but the new year tends towards the moribund in terms of brand-new products filling the shops.

  • Opinion: Motorola to take on iTunes?

    Mobile phone manufacturer Motorola plans to acquire Soundbuzz, an online music store based in Singapore.

  • Opinion: Facebook fiasco caused by economics of the web

    I've never been a fan of social-networking sites. I don't use LinkedIn, MySpace or Facebook, or other services that offer to share my information with a circle of my "online friends".

  • Opinion: Bebo is the best social-networking site

    Bebo was today named as the best social-networking site, beating off rivals Facebook and MySpace.

  • Opinion: Goodbye Netscape. I'll miss you

    I really will. In recent years clinging to Netscape as one of my regular web browsers has added colour to my otherwise blanched life. (If it wasn't for the fact that I've never seen a 'Police Academy' movie, I'd be entirely character free).

  • Opinion: CES to host 2008's killer tech products

    The Consumer Electronics Show is the most exciting event in the IT industry calendar. It's exciting for consumers because it's where the high-tech gadgets with the broadest appeal are launched; it's exciting for journalists because it's held in the spectacle that is Las Vegas - we don't have to face snowy Hannover in March (CeBIT) or an 18-hour flight to Taipei (Computex).

  • Opinion: CES to host 2008's killer tech products

    The Consumer Electronics Show is the most exciting event in the IT industry calendar. It's exciting for consumers because it's where the high-tech gadgets with the broadest appeal are launched; it's exciting for journalists because it's held in the spectacle that is Las Vegas - we don't have to face snowy Hannover in March (CeBIT) or an 18-hour flight to Taipei (Computex).

  • Opinion: CES: Asus to show Windows-based Eee PC

    Asus is to launch an updated version of the Asus Eee UMPC at the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas next week. And the big rumour is that the new Eee PC will be Windows based with WiMAX capabilities.

  • Opinion: How Apple spoiled my Christmas

    December 4: Order two hardcover books from Apple's iPhoto service, as presents for friends. Delivery promised before Christmas.

  • 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.



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