Licensing discussions are underway which could see consumers being given the right to make a number of legitimate copies of HD DVD and Blu-ray movies. But is it too late for managed copying?
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.
Ubuntu-powered Dell rigs are finally here and by 4pm CST today you'll be able to place an order. Will you be placing an order?
Anyway, after wading through some of the comments (I don't know how some of you managed to keep up with the conversation in real time ... you deserve some kind of award too) I've realized that I missed three more points about regular PC users that some in the Linux community (the more vocal members perhaps?) just don't get.
How to I feel about the Dell/Ubuntu systems? In a word: disappointed.
Question: Why is it that the average computer user still chooses to spend hundreds of dollars on Windows or Mac when there are countless Linux alternatives that they could download, install and make use of completely free of charge?
Nicholas Negroponte, the man behind the One Laptop Per Child project and who aims to distribute millions of laptops to kids in developing countries, sees the project as being caught in the crossfire between chip giants Intel and AMD.
Users of modded Xbox consoles are no longer welcome over on Xbox Live - but how many legitimate users have been locked out?
Looks like Apple is headed to court again - this claim alleges that Apple claims that the LCD screens used on the MacBook and MacBook Pro are much better than they really are.
OK, it's Friday, time to vent the frustrations and anger built up over the week. This post is the first of what I hope will become a regular series of rants. Some will relate to hardware, others not (and some, like this rant today, will touch on some hardware issues).
If DRM-free music turns out to be a success (that is, people buy it and don't rampantly share it with others) then can we expect DRM-free movies to follow?