It bothers me how there's a growing number of people who believe that early adopters of new technology products or services should not only expect problems, but should also make excuses for the product or service not meeting their needs because it's new. The cry of "it's new technology stupid, you should expect problems" seems to have become the default defense put forward by fanboys and apologists alike. I get this one thrown at me all the time. If you've ever been an early adopter you're likely to have come across this yourself.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
The boss of Warner Music Group has made a staggering admission - the music industry itself has to shoulder at least some of the blame for the rise in popularity of file-sharing.
Google engineer Matt Cutts has posted some photos of him unboxing the Wal-Mart/Everex $200 Linux-based PC, and I have to admit that I'm impressed by what I see.
One thing that I've noticed about Windows Vista is that Microsoft seems to have hired robots to write the error messages that the OS displays, and that these robots are writing error messages so that other robots can understand them. I want a human to write error messages, and for those error messages to be understandable by other humans - please. Is that too much to ask?
Over the past few weeks I've been working on trying to isolate a problem between Windows Vista and ATI graphics cards where the display driver stops responding and sometimes recovers and sometimes doesn't.
Today I nuked my main Vista rig and installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. Is taking the 64-bit road as easy as 32-bit? Read on ...
DivX support comes to the PS3.
The Taipei Times is reporting that around 1,800 new 300GB and 500GB external hard drives manufactured by Maxtor shipped with malware on them. What makes this story even more interesting is that Taiwanese authorities suspected that Chinese authorities were involved.
Now that the Mac mini has found a place within the PC Doc HQ, it's time for me to post some of my thoughts on the hardware side of this Mac.
About two weeks ago, Wal-Mart began selling $200 Linux-based PC. The initial run was around 10,000 units. Now Wal-Mart is sold out. Has Linux now found a niche?