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  • Opinion: New e-reader format faces an uphill battle

    Five of the largest US newspaper and magazine publishers have announced plans to develop a digital e-reader format that melds the visual aesthetics of print with the capabilities of online media.

  • Opinion: Gadget good or gadget: kill?

    Love them or hate them, gadgets are the cause of impassioned debate. We asked for your opinions and, boy, did we get some.

  • Opinion: Amazon makes amends for Kindle debacle

    There are things that should be left enough alone, and Amazon's Orwellian removal of the book Nineteen Eighty-Four from customers' Kindle e-readers is one of them. Orwell would have got a kick out of this, yet Amazon seems to be taking the matter very seriously. 

  • Opinion: 7 tech combos we'd like to see

    Nikon's Coolpix S1000pj digital camera with a built-in projector sounds as good as peanut butter and chocolate. Why didn't anyone think of this sooner? And If a point-and-shoot camera can double as a video projector, what other tech marriages are possible? Here are a few combinations we'd like to see.

  • Opinion: Apple iTablet: Spec and price predictions

    If Apple doesn't introduce a tablet computer soon, we'll all be sorely disappointed. With all the ongoing speculation about the supposed iPod-on-steroids, I feel like the device is already here.

  • Opinion: Amazon deletes books from customers' Kindles

    Late last week, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners picked up their e-book readers and discovered two of the books they'd purchased were missing. Was it a software glitch or a hardware failure? Had some hacker figured out how to access the devices? No. The thief was Amazon itself.

  • Opinion: Amazon Kindle DX could learn from 'free' laptops

    I'm far too stingy to pay hundreds of pounds for an e-book reader when there's a book shop underneath PC Advisor's office selling titles for £2 each. But as a convenient gadget for reading the paper, the e-book format could be a winner - providing manufacturers get on board with content owners.

  • Opinion: Why the iPhone can't kill the Kindle

    Some tech analysts are wondering if the free Kindle for iPhone application will cannibalise sales of Amazon's Kindle e-book reader. A BusinessWeek article suggests that Amazon's no-cost app for the iPhone and iPod Touch may give consumers one less reason to buy the pricey Kindle 2:

  • Opinion: BT's novel take on gadget waste

    BT has commissioned a report into the scale of waste in UK households and just how many gadgets and technology items lay abandoned and forgotten. Its survey of 2,000 respondents, for which it commissioned YouGov to conduct research, revealed that we have on average 10 unused gadgets.

  • Opinion: New slang words are cool tech savvy

    The Royal Mail, of all hip and with-it organizations, has released a survey explaining some of the new English words and terms that have evolved through our increasingly digital lives.

  • Opinion: Prince Charles humiliated by Japanese robot

    Poor old Prince Charles. He hates modern things such as buildings not built with hewn stone, mutant GM crops and his former missus - preferring organic sausages, Palladian villas and talking to plants. Now he has to suffer the indignity of watching a four-foot-high Japanese robot do a little dance and say ‘Hello" in a high-pitched voice.

  • Opinion: New iPod sex toy 'unbeatable'

    There's a new iPod sex toy in town, with the launch of a colourful range of vibrators aimed at Apple users. The OhMiBod is also claimed as the world's first iPhone sex toy.

  • Opinion: IWOOT.com makes Anne Frank gaffe

    Writing her diary while hiding from the Nazis in 1940s Amsterdam, Anne Frank probably didn't expect that in years to come her words would become a source of hope to millions around the world. Nor, perhaps, that they would be used to sell remote-controlled robots.

  • Opinion: Teacher fury at iPod-hiding school blazer

    Teachers are waving their canes in fury as Mrs Thatcher’s knicker-maker Marks & Spencer is selling a "Blazer for iPod” as part of its 2008 Back to School collection.

  • Opinion: COMPUTEX VIDEO: Clarion's mobile GPS, entertainment gadget

    COMPUTEX VIDEO: Japan's Clarion showed a new prototype of its personal navigation device that combines internet access, a multimedia player with digital TV and GPS all-in-one.



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