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  • Opinion: Without Action, SOPA Online Protests are Just Preaching to the Choir

    The Web has gone dark. OK, maybe not the entire Web, but a good portion of the Web is joining its symbolic hands today in solidarity to oppose the SOPA and PIPA legislation currently being pushed in the United States Congress. Turning off websites sends a message, but hopefully that message reaches the right audience – Congress.

  • Opinion: CES: a hundred devices to rule them all

    What struck me most about this year's CES was the sheer variety of products on show. Far from consolidating, personal tech grows ever more diverse. And that's a good thing.

  • Opinion: Why the Netflix UK launch is such good news

    Music download and streaming services have shown how copyright and user choice can coexist; it’s finally happening for video too

  • Opinion: 2012 tech predictions: From IDG's editors worldwide

    Consumerization of IT is the consensus choice of the new year's major technology force, one that will manifest itself in several forms.

  • Opinion: Future tech doesn't matter

    It’s our 200th anniversary, so we’ve taken a long hard look at PC Advisor’s history and where the technology we write about has journeyed in the same period.

  • Opinion: Why GoDaddy Hasn't Earned My Forgiveness

    GoDaddy has publicly flip-flopped to opposing the SOPA legislation in the wake of a boycott effort that saw thousands of domains transferred away from the registrar in retaliation for its support. Now that GoDaddy switched sides, it seems reasonable to put things in the past and return to business as usual, but there is still something bugging me about the GoDaddy situation.

  • Opinion: CES 2012: 5 Trends To Watch

    The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas next Tuesday, and gadget makers are getting ready to show off their latest tech products for the coming year.

  • Opinion: After Go Daddy Reversal, Reddit Users Target Republican Senator

    Reddit users, emboldened by their efforts to get Go Daddy to drop its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, want to use their newfound political momentum to force a sitting senator out of office. The campaign, dubbed "Operation Cork Screw," hopes to oust Senator Bob Corker, one of 40 co-sponsors of the Protect IP Act, the Senate version of SOPA.

  • Opinion: GoDaddy Drops Support for SOPA, Avoids Backlash, Boycott

    Domain registrar GoDaddy has pulled its support for the controversial Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) after several high-profile clients threaten to leave the company. GoDaddy announced the about face on the controversial bill in a press release sent out on Friday.

  • Opinion: 2012 predictions: What to expect in technology in 2012

    Our special 200th issue of PC Advisor includes a look back at the ground we’ve covered over the past 16 years. But let’s briefly look forward to the immediate future of computer technologies we can expect to see over the coming year.

  • Opinion: Viacom, EFF Are Odd Bedfellows in South Park Video Fair Use Lawsuit

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and media giant Viacom haven't always seen eye to eye in the past on the fair use of copyrighted material on the Internet, but a case currently in the courts that involves the parody of a viral video has made the pair allies.

  • Opinion: AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Collapse a Victory for Consumers

    After months of wrangling against opposition from the FTC and the Justice Department, AT&T has finally admitted defeat in its attempt to take over rival cell carrier T-Mobile. By canceling the $39 billion deal, AT&T stands to lose almost $4 billion in cancelation fees to T-Mobile and, more importantly, has failed to eliminate one of its cell carrier rivals. While the deal's collapse is bad for AT&T, though, it should be cause of celebration for consumers.

  • Opinion: The Case for SOPA Legislation

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has constantly been described as "controversial." But if you've been reading much from the tech part of the web, you're probably wondering what's so controversial about it--after all, it seems like nobody actually supports it, except for several U.S. House representatives.

  • Opinion: Google Donates $850,000 to Restore Bletchley Park

    Google has donated £550,000 ($850,000) to restore Bletchley Park, the famous WWII era site where the German Enigma code was cracked and most of modern cryptography and computing theory was developed. The donation will go towards repairs of the site which is, in some of its structures, in danger of collapse.

  • Opinion: NTSB Wants Gadget Makers' Help on Driver Cellphone Ban

    The National Transportation Safety Board hopes gadget makers will add new features to their devices that encourage people to stop using portable electronic devices while driving. The NTSB recommended that all 50 states enact laws that bar drivers from using portable electronic devices of any kind while operating a vehicle.

  • Opinion: Channel your negative thoughts

    Being connected allows us to take advantage of all sorts of things: above all else, the web is an exceptional source of information. But it also lets us channel our negative thoughts.

  • Opinion: How to Fight Irrelevance in the Digital Age

    At this point, it's fair to say that the company that gave us the "Kodak moment" has had its moment in the sun. With its once-pricey shares now selling at around $1, Eastman Kodak is bleeding over $70 million dollars a month, making Canada's browbeaten Research in Motion look fit as a fiddle by comparison.

  • Opinion: Computer History Museum Launches Online Steve Jobs Exhibit

    The Computer History Museum launched an online exhibit about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on Monday.

  • Opinion: Can I Post Videos that Use Other People's Music on Youtube?

    Spiderowych asked the Answer Line forum if it's legal to post a remix of copyrighted songs on Youtube.

  • Opinion: AT&T Hits FCC Roadblock on Path to Acquire T-Mobile

    The FCC held a hearing this week to investigate the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile by wireless rival AT&T. The end result is that the deal does not have the support of the FCC.



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