Is Vista's Windows Experience Index system rating tool fatally flawed?
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.
Is a keyboard that has back-lit keys, 30-foot wireless range, wireless recharging and loads of extra buttons to press any good if it doesn't have a numerical keypad?
Yesterday AMD announced after business hours that it had cut sales forecasts for Q2 and that it expected income from CPU sales to fall 9% from Q1 results. Pretty gloomy news. But just how gloomy is it?
AMD enthusiasts will be able to upgrade to AM3 technology without upgrading their motherboards!
So, what does Microsoft need to do better than Apple in order to get a good foothold in this market? Well, let's take a look at why the iPod is such a success.
Inkjet printers have been around for a while now, but the popularity of digital cameras has made them almost a requirement for a modern home PC set up. However, there's a growing feeling among inkjet printer owners that while printers themselves are cheap, the prices of inkjet cartridges are kept artificially elevated. Is there any truth to this belief? After taking a look at the numbers, I think that there is. But the problem goes way beyond genuine cartridges.
Yesterday BenQ unveiled a new optical drive that can handle three disc formats - CD, DVD and Blu-ray. The drive, called 'Trio' BW1000, will start selling in August and have price around the $1,000 mark.
Computer peripherals don't seem as good as they did at the turn of the century.
Hard drive manufacturer Seagate has submitted a patent application that uses carbon nanotubes technology which could allow for a ten-fold increase in hard drive capacity.
Kit talk - a look at the Samsung SH-W163 SATA DVD +/- RW and new ATI and NVIDIA drivers