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  • Opinion: YouTube & Flickr users snub Web 2.0

    They’re the destinations that have taken over the internet and turned us all into social-networking, video-uploading, photo-sharing Web 2.0 addicts. Everyone contributes content and everyone has a voice. Or so we’re told.

  • Opinion: YouTube & Flickr users snub Web 2.0

    They’re the destinations that have taken over the internet and turned us all into social-networking, video-uploading, photo-sharing Web 2.0 addicts. Everyone contributes content and everyone has a voice. Or so we’re told.

  • Opinion: Honey, world to end in 'four years'

    Just as the controversy over mobile-phone radiation was starting to die down, a new theory suggests that the humble mobile will be responsible for the end of the world as we know it.

  • Opinion: Vista security: the truth

    Microsoft has hyped Vista as its most secure operating system ever. Does this stack up?

  • Opinion: Vista security: the add-ons

    Microsoft has added numerous other features to Windows Vista besides UAC (see 'Vista security: the truth, part I'), many of which are intended to increase the overall security of the OS. But, upon closer examination, these add-ons are only marginal improvements over previous versions of Windows.

  • Opinion: Apple Mac, PC or Linux?

    Apple might be the coolest technology company on the planet, but we’ll be sticking with Microsoft’s flaky Windows operating systems for years to come

  • Opinion: Apple Mac, PC or Linux?

    Apple might be the coolest technology company on the planet, but we’ll be sticking with Microsoft’s flaky Windows operating systems for years to come

  • Opinion: Good at stealing Wi-Fi, rubbish at disguises

    Today we revealed that a man has been arrested and cautioned for stealing Wi-Fi broadband. Clearly, the man is an idiot and a crook, but as much as I detest his thievery, I can't help but have a certain amount of admiration for his cranky web-surfing methodology.

  • Opinion: Should we scrap the internet?

    Much has been written of late about 'clean slate' approaches to rebuilding the internet.

  • Opinion: Could next Bill Gates be a chimp?

    According to boffins at the University of Michigan chimpanzees have evolved more extensively than humans since the two species split from their common ancestor. Comparing the genomes of the two close cousins reveals that more chimp genes have positively evolved than human ones.

  • Opinion: Mobile phones get Asbo-style tags

    One of the most annoying phrases ever uttered has to be: ‘You’ve lost it? Well where did you last have it?’

  • Opinion: EA builds Second Life-style Big Brother

    Endemol, maker of Channel 4's Big Brother, and EA (Electronic Arts) are to launch a virtual world where people can take part in their favourite TV-reality gameshows. Perhaps predictably the project is known as 'Virtual Me'. It will allow Second Life-style avatars to compete online in versions of 'Fame Academy', 'Big Brother' and - saints preserve us - 'Deal or No Deal'.

  • 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.



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