Actually, awful isn't a strong enough word. If you're trying to get your hands on a PlayStation 3 games console for the Holidays and you plan to use it to play PSone and PS2 games on it, you need to read this.
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 other day the New York Times published a short article which attempted to draw some conclusions about iPod and iTunes sales based on a report published by Forrester Research. Instead of coming to any sensible conclusion, all the article did was highlight a total lack of statistical understanding at the NYT.
So far Microsoft has released 133 patches for vulnerabilities rated as Critical or Important (there may be an out of cycle patch for the current 0-day Word vulnerability before the year is out). How many will we see in 2007?
Have you seen Sony's latest attempt top get people buying PSPs? It's a fake blog called All I Want For Xmas is a PSP, run by the ad company ZIPATONI. It goes to show how low companies will sink to try to push their products onto an evolving market.
AMD continues to rebrand existing ATI products to simplify ATI's naming convention (while at the same time making them sound better).
A few ZDNet readers have asked me for my thoughts on Firefox 3.0a1 alpha (Gran Paradiso) that was made available for testing purposes.I downloaded it and installed it into XP Pro inside a VMware virtual PC (500MB RAM, 8GB hard drive) this morning and here are some initial thoughts.
Back in early November I covered a story about a Microsoft Xbox Live update which bricked at least one console. At the time a few readers commented saying that they wouldn't be surprised if this ended up in a lawsuit - well, they were right!
Over at the PC Doctor HQ I've been busy experimenting with a variety of Linux distros. One of the distros that shows the most promise as a Windows replacement on some of the systems here is Ubuntu so I decided to download and have a look at the Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" 7.
For years I've been in search of the "ultimate" USB flash drive. Up until recently the capacities were too small or the prices too high, but now I've found three USB flash drives that come close to claiming the "ultimate" tag.
Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $14.5m to settle a civil lawsuit over its much-criticised investigation into a boardroom leak.