Charles McLellan

Charles has been in tech publishing since the late 1980s, starting with Reed's Practical Computing, then moving to Ziff-Davis to help launch the UK version of PC Magazine in 1992. ZDNet came looking for a Reviews Editor in 2000, and he's been here ever since.

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Nehalem sighted at IDF

Hot off the press from our Shanghai correspondent at IDF — a picture of Nehalem, Intel's next-generation processor:Pressed into Rupert Goodwins' eager hands literally minutes ago, this chip represents the 'tock' part of Intel's 'tick-tock' development cycle, building a new and improved architecture on top of the 45nm fabrication process introduced last year with the Penryn chips.Rupert's keyboard seems to bear a few battle scars too — more from our man at IDF later.

April 1, 2008 by

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Work yourself fit

I've often wondered where the gym with which CNET Networks UK has a membership deal is located. People head off looking purposeful, and return looking knackered — it's never appealed, really.

March 12, 2008 by

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Let laptop battle commence

Our collection of small, inexpensive, education-orientated notebooks is at last complete, following the arrival today of a brace of Intel Classmate systems. The Classmate will go up against the OLPC XO and ASUS's Eee in our low-power computing project.

February 12, 2008 by

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OLPCs land at ZDNet Towers

We are now the proud, if temporary, possessors of no fewer than four OLPC XO laptops. The XO is Nicholas Negroponte's brainchild: a machine that, he and his team hopes, will change the way education is delivered in developing countries.

January 28, 2008 by

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What was in Santa's sack?

Everyone I know (except me) seems to have got an Asus Eee for Christmas — although many seem to have bought it as a present to themselves. Me, I spent all the family's money on a brace of iPods for the kids.

January 10, 2008 by

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Amazon's Kindle lights no UK fires

Everybody seems to be talking about Amazon's new Kindle e-book reader just now, and if you're wondering why there's no coverage on ZDNet UK Reviews, it's because the device is not yet available for sale this side of the pond.Now you could buy one from the US and ship it over here.

November 21, 2007 by

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HP's Brobdingnagian printer

My colleague and fellow Dialogue Box presenter Rupert Goodwins draws my attention to a product we really must take a look at — if we can get it into the building.Observe the HP Scitex TJ8300 printer pictured below.

November 21, 2007 by

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Guitar, tune thyself

Last year, Gibson released a digital version of its venerable Les Paul electric guitar (first produced in the 1950s) with an Ethernet connector as well as the standard quarter-inch jack plug. The digital electronics on the HD.

November 14, 2007 by

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ThinkPad X60 rejuvenated!

My poor old 512MB ThinkPad X60, which had a happy early life running Windows XP but then suffered a crippling attack of Windows Vista, has now been restored — almost — to productive use thanks to a timely install of Ubuntu 7.10 (a.

October 30, 2007 by

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HTC Touches base

Back in June I went to the launch of HTC's Touch, a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone that some touted as an "iPhone killer", thanks to its (somewhat) iPhone-like TouchFLO interface.

October 2, 2007 by

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