I'm a firm believer that copyright laws are an essential tool in making sure that the creator of any piece of work (whether that work be analog or digital) gets a fair opportunity to make a living from their efforts. I also strongly believe that anyone who thinks that copyright laws are a bad thing has never actually created something and based their livelihood on that piece of work generating an income. However, I am also a firm believer in fair use and the fair application of the law, and the way that I see current copyright laws being used to criminalize minor copyright infringements bothers me a great deal.
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.
Rumors are circulating that Dell could launch notebooks that have built-in support for the draft 802.11n WiFi standard during Q3 this year. This could see draft 802.11n getting a huge boost in popularity and both businesses and consumers buying and installing 11n compatible routers and other hardware in order to leverage the greater bandwidth and range offered by the draft standard.This is a bad thing. A very bad.
Here's a question that I've been pondering for ages: If Linux is so much better than Windows, why hasn't it made it mainstream on the desktop?
The other day I came across a sobering statistic - nearly half of computer users (43% to be exact) don't back up any of the data stored on their PCs. Why is it that that people don't back up? I think it's down to one thing - backing up is a chore!
I don't know if Steve Jobs reads this blog, but if he does, I have some advice for him: Steve, you need to drive a truckload of cash to Robert Scoble's home, hire him and get him blogging. Fast!
If you're thinking of buying or building a new AMD-based PC, then by waiting a few weeks you might pick up some really good bargains.
I'm finding that I'm carrying more and more of my life on USB flash drives. In fact, I go as far as to try to keep all my current "digital self" on flash drives - email, contacts, current/ongoing work, passwords, useful utilities and anything else that I might need but I've been worried about losing a drive with unencrypted data on it. The solution to my problems came in the form of the Kingston DataTraveler Elite Privacy Edition.
First, we had one graphics card. Then we had two. Now, ATI are hoping that those looking for a little extra performance will buy three.
Why can't I buy an iPAQ with a realistic amount of storage space, rather than have to resort to juggling storage cards?
The Intel P965 chipset, code-named Broadwater, is signaling the end of the road for the outdated parallel ATA (PATA) interface. Instead, Intel is opting to exclusively push the more modern Serial ATA (SATA) interface.