Back in September a thread was started on the Apple support forum by an iPod nano owner who wanted to know if "a high-pitched whine or buzz that is audible if you hold it close to your ear" is normal for the media player. The answer now seems that it might be, although not by design.
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 Hardware 2.0 blog has only been going for six months, but this is the time of year for reflection.
In your opinion, does accepting a major freebie (such as a notebook computer) affect a blogger/journalist's credibility and integrity?
A hacker going under the alias "muslix64" has written a utility which is capable of decrypting a AACS (Advanced Access Content System) protected HD-DVD discs.
I love this time of year. Not just because I have new set of toys to play with but because other people are starting to write and post reviews of the gadgets that they got over the Holidays.
Well, that festive time is nearly upon us once again. For me that means spending a lot less time in front of PCs and a lot more time in front of the log fire, glass of sherry in hand, with family and friends (and eyeing the gifts under the tree!
Two items of hardware to make gamers salivate.
A few weeks ago the media were predicting the death of Microsoft's Zune portable media player based on the fact that the software wasn't yet Vista compatible. Well, now it is.
After a decent debut month, it seems that Microsoft's Zune has failed to gain much in the way of traction against the iPod.
Researchers from the University of Washington claim that joggers who make use the iPod Sport kit ($29) are putting their privacy at risk. The research was carried out by T. Scott Saponas, Jonathan Lester, Carl Hartung, and Tadayoshi Kohno of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington and centers around the Nike+iPod Sport Kit from Apple.