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.

All opinions expressed on Hardware 2.0 are those of Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. Every effort is made to ensure that the information posted is accurate. If you have any comments, queries or corrections, please contact Adrian via the email link here. Any possible conflicts of interest will be posted below. [Updated: February 23, 2010] - Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has no business relationships, affiliations, investments, or other actual/potential conflicts of interest relating to the content posted so far on this blog.

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Two ActiveX vulnerabilities make IE a toxic choice

Two ActiveX vulnerabilities make IE a toxic choice

Last week Microsoft issued a security advisory warning of an ActiveX vulnerability relating to a video control. There's no patch in sight. Today we get another advisory relating to another ActiveX control, this time used to display Excel spreadsheets. Since tomorrow is Patch Tuesday, we're not going to see a patch for this vulnerability either. Both vulnerabilities are being actively targeted by hackers. Is Internet Explorer too toxic to trust?

July 13, 2009 by in Developer

Does TraceMonkey kick Firefox into turbo mode?

Does TraceMonkey kick Firefox into turbo mode?

Over the past few days I've been hearing a lot about Mozilla's new and improved JavaScript engine codenamed TraceMonkey. This new scripting engine hopes to bring JavaScript up to speed with natively-compiled code rather than be stuck in the slow lane like other interpreted coding languages. But does it work?

August 25, 2008 by in Developer