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August 30, 2012 by

Gigabyte X11 ultrabook review

This lighter-than-MacBook-Air 11.6in. ultrabook has a slim but sturdy carbon-fibre chassis and performs well for a system with integrated graphics, although battery life is slightly disappointing.

February 10, 2012 by

A tale of two distros: Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Linux Mint's recent climb to the top of the DistroWatch rankings and strong reactions to Ubuntu's Unity shell have led to speculation that Ubuntu's glory days could be over. We examine these two popular distros to see where they came from, where they stand and where they may be headed.

April 21, 2010 by

Defective McAfee update causes worldwide meltdown of XP PCs

Oops, they did it again. Early this morning, McAfee released an update to its antivirus definitions for corporate customers that mistakenly deleted a crucial Windows XP file, sending systems into a reboot loop and requiring tedious manual repairs. It's not the first strike for the company, either. I've got details.

May 27, 2009 by

Microsoft adds some multi-touch glitz to Windows 7

Last week, on a whirlwind tour of the Microsoft campus, I had a chance to sit down with the team responsible for implementing the multi-touch feature set in Windows 7 and to see a previously unannounced product called the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7, which will be available with Windows 7 on new touch-compatible PCs. But if you want to get your hands on it, you'll have to wait for a new generation of hardware.

September 11, 2008 by


The VAIO VGN-BZ11MN is a cost-effective 15.4in. Centrino 2 notebook. It's solidly built if somewhat uninspiring, and you may want to opt for its £100 more expensive stablemate to get a higher-resolution screen.

August 24, 2008 by

Google and Sirius XM: Build my "Dream" Handheld

The current rumor-mongering seems to indicate that HTC's "Dream" will soon be making landfall in the US. Based on the initially leaked specs of this device, it still sounds like it doesn't do what I really would want it to do in order to replace by Blackberry 8820.

June 22, 2008 by

News to Know: Googlenomics; Windows Mobile 7 phones; Broadband hell

Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Free Sourcefire tool pinpoints hostile MS Office filesApple security team finds code execution holes in RubyGoogle using invalid security certificateDancho Danchev: Phishers targeting Facebook users, fake logins spammed through hacked accountsSecurity researcher keeps “Carpet Bomb” attack alive, despite patchNathan McFeters: 90% of all statistics can be made to say anything... 50% of the time, aka my thoughts on the Verizon reportJason D.

December 13, 2007 by

News to know: QuickTime Band-Aids; Opera; Hyper-V; AMD; iPhone@Work

Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Apple slaps more bandaids on QuickTimeDavid Berlind: Google/OpenSocial's director of engineering David Glazer unplugged: 'Shindig is live'Christopher Dawson: Another cheap mini-portable...competition rocksLarry Dignan: Opera files complaint against Microsoft in the EU over IE, Windows bundle; CTO makes Web standards case.


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