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  • Opinion: Does your mobile fancy a Quickie?

    In fifteen years, the mobile phone has evolved from a brick-sized telecommunications device owned by business execs to a pocket-sized gadget even pre-teens regard as a must. The upshot is that we can't leave home without one, we can't remember phone numbers and we live in constant fear of the battery life indicator. We could be standing in the middle of Trafalgar Square but once the phone's out of juice we're effectively cut off from the world. But fear no more.

  • Opinion: It's scientific fact: girls love pink

    But it's nothing you should worry your pretty little head about - it's evolution and your love of ruddy-faced chaps, sweetheart. Two Newcastle University researchers have 'proved' that girls have a preference for pink (and boys love blue).

  • Opinion: Down with e-cards

    Send me an email and chances are you'll get a reply. Send me an e-card, however, and don't hold your breath.

  • Opinion: Nokia takes aim at Apple's iTunes and iPhone

    If Nokia has its way, Apple may live to regret thrusting its sticky paws into the mobile phone market with the iPhone.

  • Opinion: Man burns penis on hot laptop

    Great Swedish meatballs of fire. A Swedish scientist had his penis and testicles badly scorched while using his laptop.

  • Opinion: Japanese just love mobile-phone novels

    Here's why futurists look to Japan: while we just got around to finding someone willing to write a book on a mobile phone, in Japan people have been reading books on phone hasndsets for years.

  • Opinion: Hezbollah launches propaganda video game

    Fans of Islamist propaganda and poor-quality graphics will be pleased to hear that Hezbollah has launched a sequel to its Special Force video game.

  • Opinion: Happy birthday the CD, 25 today

    Exactly a quarter of a century ago today the first compact discs were produced in Germany. Who'd have thought that a recording of ABBA's The Visitors would be groundbreaking? (Apart from Benny and Björn, naturally.)

  • Opinion: Why businesses are scared of Vista

    Forrester Research will not stop until it has found a satisfied corporate Windows Vista customer.

  • Opinion: AMD shuns Evesham

    Kids can be so cruel. And by kids, I mean chip manufacturers. Specifically AMD. Still reeling from receivership and eventual rescue by PPC Technology - aka TimeUK - Evesham is losing friends fast.

  • Opinion: Windows reality check

    Six months on from Windows Vista's consumer release and Microsoft has finally admitted that sales of the new OS have failed to live up its bullish predictions. So what's behind the apparently indifferent attitude to what was supposed to be the most important Windows release of all time?

  • Opinion: Windows reality check

    Six months on from Windows Vista's consumer release and Microsoft has finally admitted that sales of the new OS have failed to live up its bullish predictions. So what's behind the apparently indifferent attitude to what was supposed to be the most important Windows release of all time?

  • Opinion: Wireless printing reduces stress. Official!

    I know that there's so much news out there these days that getting your brand in the spotlight is getting ever harder, but some PRs try just a little too hard.

  • Opinion: Wikipedia Scanner's war on error

    Editing your own entry on Wikipedia is low, but you'd be surprised how many people do it. The Wikipedia Scanner has produced a hall of shame of companies that have been editing Wikipedia to massage their image.

  • Opinion: First look: Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1

    Microsoft released Exchange 2007 SP1 this week, and the update adds a selection of new goodies to your Exchange setup.

  • Opinion: Liverpool Philharmonic to play 'live' in Second Life

    Second Life is claiming a first: the Liverpool Philharmonic is set to be the first professional orchestra to perform live to a virtual audience. Well, the first in Second Life, anyway.

  • Opinion: Web 2.0 exposed as Star Trek community

    Ever wonder what an online community really looks like?

  • Opinion: 'Chav-hunting' Bebo toffs in hot water

    A bunch of privileged schoolboys from Glenalmond College in Perthshire have filmed themselves 'hunting' a group of their friends, dressed up as working-class 'chavs', and the video has ended up on the internet. Quelle surprise.

  • Opinion: 20% of Facebook users are IDiots

    Not content with destroying their careers and social lives in the relentless pursuit of Zombie points, millions of users of social-networking giant Facebook are doling out personal data to strangers. Needless to say, this poses something of an identity fraud risk.

  • Opinion: iThumb hoax as dumb hoodwinked by dumber

    iPhone and iPod fever encourages journalists to stick an 'i' in front of pretty much any word in a headline in search of a few clicks.



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