It's the end of the week and that means one thing on Hardware 2.0 - Poll of the Day!Today - Do reviews influence your purchasing decisions?
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.
Do you own an older CRT HD TV set that only supports 480i, 480p, and 1080i? If you do, Sony's new PlayStation 3 has a surprise for you - it doesn't do 1080i.
On Tuesday Apple announced that it had struck deals with six airline companies who would offer passengers the ability to hook up their iPods to the in-flight entertainment systems. If you were planning on buying an iPod based on this, hold onto your credit card just yet.
According to the Commercial Times, a Chinese-language newspaper, Apple has awarded a 12 million unit contract for the iPhone to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision (known to you and I as Foxconn).
I knew that Jim Allchin's comments about allowing his seven year old son to use a Vista box without antivirus software installed would cause a bit of a stir. After all, it goes against the grain. It challenges a way of thinking that's become the norm. What's become quite apparent from the conversation that this caused is how antivirus companies have Windows PC users over a barrel - the accepted thinking has become that every desktop PC needs to have antivirus software installed on it. Period.I don't totally agree with this view. There are better alternatives. Allow me to explain why.
Details are emerging that Sony's PlayStation 3 games console might not be backward compatible with some games designed for the earlier PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games console.
Dan over on UNEASYsilence has come up with a interesting way to get a cheap HD-DVD drive for a PC - by using the HD-DVD drive designed for an Xbox 360!
One of the key selling points of the iPod (I'd go as far as to say that it's the unique selling point) is that the iTunes store is easy to use. In fact, it's very simple to use. I'd hoped that Microsoft would follow suit with the Zune Marketplace. It didn't.
More details are beginning to appear about AMD's upcoming 4x4 dual-socket processor platform. It's rumored that 4x4 will launch on November 14th, but so far this has not been confirmed.
A simple poll to take us into the weekend ...The holidays are fast approaching and games consoles are likely to a popular gift. Which would you choose?