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  • Opinion: What's in store for all our data?

    When it comes to storing all the digital data we create or acquire, the hard-disk drive (HDD) has become the de facto medium we all rely upon. Whether that data is stored on PC, set-top box, games console, NAS device or USB drive, or even in the cloud, the HDD remains the storage that runs the world.

  • Opinion: All that you see, all that you hear...

    Sound and vision permeate consumer electronics. And computers, too – from the day that the graphical user interface arrived, and a workstation's built-in speakers went beyond the sporadic 'blip'.

  • Opinion: Opinion: An iPad for everyone, they're just not all iPads

    Apple's iPad is a success. The speed with which Apple flogged a million units of its sugar-coated 9.7in tablet PC was unprecedented, and anyone who's visited a US hotel recently will have thrilled at the site of business titans hanging around the lobby to get online. (Note to hoteliers: the iPad has no ethernet port. Give the rooms wireless.)

  • Opinion: Getting over gadget guilt

    A gadget used to be a mere plaything; a toy. Diverting for a while, if unlikely to take over your life in the way that iPhones and BlackBerries command their owners’ attention. But the gadget’s role has changed.

  • Opinion: Evolutionary times

    Not every invention can be an iPhone. Even Apple’s follow-up smartphones have struggled to match the impact of the original model; this summer the company has received negative feedback about the reception and 3G connectivity of its much anticipated iPhone 4.

  • Opinion: iPad demand high and rising

    As Google lays the smack down against Apple at day two of its I/O conference, a series of positive reports show us Apple's runaway success with the iPad.

  • Opinion: To overclock, or not to overclock your PC?

    AMD and Intel used to used to abhor overclocking PC processors. No longer. Here's how you can get more from your chip... safely.

  • Opinion: How I stopped worrying and learned to love the iPad

    I don't need an iPad. I definitely don't need an Apple iPad. But it's, you know, so pretty...

  • Opinion: 5 reasons the Joo Joo (CrunchPad) will fail

    Over a year after the CrunchPad was first mooted, the 12.1in web tablet is set to limp to market as the Joo Joo... and fail. Here's why.

  • Opinion: Buffalo's external USB 3.0 hard drives hit market

    The USB 3.0 race heated up yesterday, with the news that Buffalo's HD-HU3 range of hard drives will be the world's first SuperSpeed drives to make it to market when they ship in Japan later this month.

  • Opinion: Hey Apple: don't mess with the Mighty Mouse

    Apple appears to be readying a new version of its Mighty Mouse, possibly planning to launch it later this year with a set of new iMacs. But here's my advice to Apple: don't mess with the mouse.

  • Opinion: Quick fixes to get more from your mouse

    Here are three simple ways to get more from your mouse, from ditching the double-click to middle-click tips that'll make your life easier.

  • Opinion: Turn an iPhone into a remote mouse and keyboard

    When I give presentations, watch movies from the sofa in my office, or need to start a task away from my desk, I don't want to be within arm's length of my mouse. Air Mouse Pro allows you to turn an Applie iPhone into a remote mouse and keyboard - problem solved.

  • Opinion: Simple tips to slash printing costs

    Want to cut your paper and ink budget in half? Just use half as much paper. Yeah, it sounds like the punchline to a lame joke - I won't quit my day job - but this simple tip can work.

  • Opinion: CeBIT: Corsair hand makes world's best... RAM

    What do you buy the PC modder who has everything (well, an Intel Core i7 chip)? How about memory that's so perfect it's hand made by a legendary overclocker called Bachuus, then rolled on the thighs of an Amazonian virgin (the last bit is made up).

  • Opinion: Life begins at 40 for the humble mouse

    Early next week the computer mouse celebrates its 40th birthday.

  • Opinion: Ten out of ten for honesty, PC World

    I recently had a surprise when a company told me: "You don't want to buy that here." And the company was right.



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