The first commercial product capable of defeating AACS DRM on HD-DVD discs has been released.
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.
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.
I've just been looking at some of the latest TV Apple Mac ad campaigns. Is it just me or do these ads focus too much on Windows Vista?
Back in December of last year Microsoft, in association with AMD, sent out a number of 64-bit Ferrari Acer 1000 notebooks to a small circle of bloggers. These notebooks were loaded with Windows Vista 64-bit and Office 2007. two months on and I'm asking myself - Where are the reviews?
Why can't you run Mac OS on a Windows PC from within a VMware or Parallels virtual PC? Why does the Windows Vista EULA only allow the virtualization of Vista Ultimate and Business? It's all to do with both companies wanting to control virtualization in order to protect profits.
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.
Will hints at a 2009 release for Vienna (Vista's successor) dampen both consumer and corporate interest in Vista?
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?
Would you be willing to pay more for DRM-free music?
Wwhat impact would a DRM-free music industry have on the music industry and piracy, as well as on those who listen to music?