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  • Opinion: 64GB flash hard disk brings laptop revolution

    It's been predicted for years, but could flash memory finally start to take over from traditional mechanical hard disks in laptops?

  • Opinion: 64GB flash hard disk brings laptop revolution

    It's been predicted for years, but could flash memory finally start to take over from traditional mechanical hard disks in laptops?

  • Opinion: Computex: Tech tricks & taxi tactics

    Taipei is buzzing, with over 130,000 techies descending upon Taiwan's capital for Computex, the world's second largest IT exhibition and my home for the next few days.

  • Opinion: Computex: Tech tricks & taxi tactics

    Taipei is buzzing, with over 130,000 techies descending upon Taiwan's capital for Computex, the world's second largest IT exhibition and my home for the next few days.

  • Opinion: Firefox flaws show there's no safety in numbers

    Stop looking smug Firefox users. And while you're at it, Apple fans, you can wipe that smirk off your face too. Because Mozilla's admission that it's had to fix several serious flaws in Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird - and the suggestion that Firefox is attacked as often as Internet Explorer - exposes once again an inescapable technology truth: the more popular a product becomes, the more vulnerable it is.

  • Opinion: Zune shelved for iPhone killer

    Don't hold your breath waiting for Microsoft's so-called iPod-killer. The Zune (available in brown!) won't be hitting Europe until 2008 at the earliest. Stop laughing, Apple… Please!

  • Opinion: Panorama Wi-Fi boffin bites back

    The BBC's Panorama recently alleged that Wi-Fi causes kids to explode or cripples dolphins or something (I've been away, forgive the vagueness). Either way, the BBC caused all manner of rage among people who understand these things.

  • Opinion: Google boss says web is useless

    The 1500 web application developers attending Thursday's Google Developer Day in San Jose got a surprise 'thank you' from Google co-founder Sergey Brin at the close of the conference's opening session.

  • Opinion: Apple's great DRM-free iTunes Plus swindle

    I understand the desire to own better-sounding Apple iTunes files, but let's face it - people want DRM-free iTunes for one reason and one reason alone. They want to listen to iTunes music on as many different iPods as possible, and they want to share their favourite iTunes tracks with their mates.

  • Opinion: Jobs vs Gates: yuk!

    It was billed as the duel of the century (even if it's only 2007), but the eCelebrity Death Match between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft pensioner Bill Gates turned out to be a softy love-in.

  • Opinion: DRM-free iTunes Plus: the awful truth

    iTunes Plus, the DRM-free version of Apple's iTunes Music Store digital download service, is spying on you right now.

  • Opinion: The £5,000 Windows Vista coffee table

    If you’re like me, your coffee table holds anything but coffee. In my house, it’s dominated by magazines, remote controls and CDs. But how about a coffee table that holds those three things virtually, therefore without the clutter? Enter Microsoft’s Milan ‘coffee table’ PC.

  • Opinion: The £5,000 Windows Vista coffee table

    If you’re like me, your coffee table holds anything but coffee. In my house, it’s dominated by magazines, remote controls and CDs. But how about a coffee table that holds those three things virtually, therefore without the clutter? Enter Microsoft’s Milan ‘coffee table’ PC.

  • Opinion: Yo, Apple's UTunes rocks the house!

    Apple has announced iTunes U, or UTunes as we prefer to call it here. iPods at the ready - this new service rocks!

  • Opinion: Wi-Fi eats babies

    Thanks to Kate B from PC Advisor's forum for this link to Wellington Grey's humorous take on the whole Wi-Fi radiation scare recently dragged back into life by the BBC's Panorama programme.

  • Opinion: The wacky world of technology

    If search engines could talk, what would they say? Now that it's acquiring giant advertising network DoubleClick, Google could potentially say a lot more about you.

  • Opinion: Users surrender to spam

    Have we succumbed to spam? A new study reports fewer people see spam as big hassle. Couple that with 37 percent of survey recipients saying they are getting more spam at home and 29 percent say they've seen an increase in their work inboxes.

  • Opinion: BBC admits Wi-Fi lack of evidence

    A leaked letter from the BBC confirms that the broadcaster has admitted that there is "no hard evidence" behind the allegations it recently made in its Panorama programme that claimed Wi-Fi poses a health risk to children who may be susceptible to something called "electromagnetic hypersensitivity".

  • Opinion: Students bully teachers online

    Students are increasingly using the internet's social-networking sites to harrass and bully their teachers and lecturers. A UK university has written to all its students threatening them with disciplinary action for personal comments about its staff online.

  • Opinion: Sue me first, Microsoft

    It's like the movie 300, only instead of Spartan warriors and whizzy effects, we get open-source geeks and wiki threads. At the Tipping Point wiki, more than 600 700 ticked-off Linux Lovers have added their names to the Sue Me First, Microsoft list - taunting the Redmond army to come down and crush them.



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