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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Encrypted USB flash drives

Encrypted USB flash drives

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.

June 9, 2006 by in Hardware

One more time ... Windows Vista system requirements

One more time ... Windows Vista system requirements

There’s a lot of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) surrounding the system requirements that will be needed to run Windows Vista. Partly, I put the blame for a lot of this confusion at Microsoft's doorstep - The fact that there are different requirements for the Windows Aero interface is confusing and Microsoft hasn't done a good job of explaining that Aero is an interface enhancement for Vista.

June 5, 2006 by in Windows

Buy now ...  We'll add full backward compatibility later!

Buy now ... We'll add full backward compatibility later!

When Microsoft released the Xbox 360 they were quite open that it wouldn't support every Xbox title, but they promised that in time compatibility would be added. Gamers who sold their Xbox console so they could buy an Xbox 360 took the gamble that Microsoft would hold true to their word. However, signs are that Microsoft could now be back-pedalling on that promise.

June 2, 2006 by in Microsoft

AMD goes 4x4

AMD goes 4x4

Yesterday AMD announced a completely new architecture aimed at PC gamers that allows two dual-core CPUs and two dual-GPU graphics cards to be combined. But is it a sign that they are playing catch up with Intel or is dual-core dual-processor the way forward?

June 2, 2006 by in Processors

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