Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.

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The Cult of Kindle

I'd not given Amazon's Kindle ebook reader much chance of succeeding given the stratospheric price tag combined with DRM, but then I started reading the customer reviews for it and just realized that the Kindle has already amassed quite a considerable cult following, and this could be crucial to its success.

December 6, 2007 by


First look at the ATI Radeon HD 3870

Yesterday I received a nice surprise in the mail - a box from ATI containing a Radeon HD 3870. Unfortunately, I was in the grips of a nasty bout of stomach flu and not even the prospect of better frames per second couldn't convince me that it was a good idea to crack open my PC and start messing inside it.

December 4, 2007 by


Why is Microsoft watering down WGA on Vista SP1?

Yesterday's revelation that Microsoft would be watering down Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) in Windows Vista SP1 came as a bit of a surprise to me. Why, if WGA has been so successful in the prevention of piracy, and why if the mechanism caused so little collateral damage (both points Microsoft has been adamant about throughout) now backpedal and water down WGA?

December 4, 2007 by