Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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AMD heading for cash-flow crisis

AMD heading for cash-flow crisis

A few months back I expressed concerns that AMD was in trouble on several fronts. I went as far as saying that the outlook was gloomy. Now an analyst has expressed what he describes as "increasing concern" that AMD is heading for a cash-flow crisis.

February 15, 2007 by in Processors

AACS - BUSTED!

AACS - BUSTED!

AACS took years to develop and millions of dollars to bring it to the consumer market and yet it's been completely broken within weeks of high definition Blu-ray and HD-DVD players falling into the hands of hackers.

February 13, 2007 by in Security

Do we really need an "all-in-one" gadget?

Do we really need an "all-in-one" gadget?

You know, not a day goes by when I don’t come across some marketing hyperbole that tries to convince me that some new wonder gadget will replace some or all of the existing gadget in my life. A cellphone that’ll double as my MP3 player and digital watch. A PDA that will replace my notebook (both dead-tree and electronic). A GPS receiver that will handle my digital media and transform in-car entertainment forever. But are they any good?

February 13, 2007 by in Hardware

My MacBook Pro Experience - Day 29

My MacBook Pro Experience - Day 29

Over the past month I've had the opportunity to use many of the applications that came bundled with my MacBook Pro. In this post I'll try and give the non Mac OS X users who are reading this article a little of the flavor of these applications.

February 9, 2007 by in Developer

NVIDIA drivers don't play nicely with Windows Vista

NVIDIA drivers don't play nicely with Windows Vista

Given the long ramp up to the launch of Windows Vista it's hard to believe that some companies didn't use that time wisely to come up with drivers that performed well under the new OS. Well, it looks like NVIDIA didn't give the task of developing Vista drivers the attention that the project deserved and this has left gamers frustrated.

February 8, 2007 by in Windows

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