Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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Holiday gifts roundup

Holiday gifts roundup

I love this time of year. Not just because I have new set of toys to play with but because other people are starting to write and post reviews of the gadgets that they got over the Holidays.

December 26, 2006 by in Reviews

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Well, that festive time is nearly upon us once again.  For me that means spending a lot less time in front of PCs and a lot more time in front of the log fire, glass of sherry in hand, with family and friends (and eyeing the gifts under the tree!

December 21, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Nike+iPod Sport Kit raises privacy fears

Nike+iPod Sport Kit raises privacy fears

Researchers from the University of Washington claim that joggers who make use the iPod Sport kit ($29) are putting their privacy at risk. The research was carried out by T. Scott Saponas, Jonathan Lester, Carl Hartung, and Tadayoshi Kohno of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington and centers around the Nike+iPod Sport Kit from Apple.

December 18, 2006 by in Apple

Bill Gates: "People should just buy a CD and rip it. You are legal then"

Bill Gates: "People should just buy a CD and rip it. You are legal then"

At a recent junket up in Redmond, Bill Gates told the audience of invited bloggers that DRM has "huge problems" and that people should "people should just buy a CD and rip it. You are legal then," (putting this in context, he said this is response to a question posed by Michael Arrington in relation to the long term viability of DRM). Does this signal a change in how Microsoft views DRM, or is it that Gates doesn't agree with the direction that Microsoft is taking with regards to DRM?

December 15, 2006 by in Microsoft

Sony and the fake PSP blog

Sony and the fake PSP blog

Have you seen Sony's latest attempt top get people buying PSPs? It's a fake blog called All I Want For Xmas is a PSP, run by the ad company ZIPATONI. It goes to show how low companies will sink to try to push their products onto an evolving market.

December 12, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

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