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Lenovo on the future of the netbook

The introduction of the netbook has heralded an era of cheap, portable and convenient computing, but what does the future hold for the netbook?...

Online appeal sets classical music free

A group of classical music lovers have successfully appealed for funds to release copyright-free versions of symphonies by four famous composers. The money will...

MTV to cut down on P2P piracy by offering free South Park downloads

MTV Networks, the biggest division of Viacom Inc. has announced plans to make every South Park episode available online for free as part of...

Google’s hard disk study shows temperature is not as important as once thought

When building computers, I’ve been through this situation many times; I was always concerned about heat. I would generally find a way to mount...

China Linux PCs: full details and pictures

On January 20 we told the world that China is about to put on sale its own computers running with its own processor and...

Microsoft slugs Mac users with Vista tax

Updated 8 Feb 07: Mac users wanting to run Vista on their Macintosh will have to buy an expensive version of Vista if they want...

Schoolboards: net dangers over-rated; bring social networks to school

The internet isn’t as dangerous as people think, and teachers should let students use social networks at school.That’s the surprising new recommendation from the...

What is Cisvc.exe and why does it slow down my computer

There are many mysterious services and processes hogging Windows, and Cisvc.exe is one of them. A quick Google search on the topic reveals little...

Wi-fi Mythbuster: Do NOT hide your SSID

Wi-fi users are often advised to disable or hide the SSID (Service Set Identifier, or simply, the network name) of their routers as a...

How WPA wireless networks are hacked, and how to protect yourself

As wireless networks evolve, so does the security encryption needed to protect them. As usual, the methods to hack this encryption evolves just as fast,...