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Top 10 science fiction writers 

Top 10 science fiction writers

Looking for a good tech related read? From William Gibson to Douglas Adams, these are the wordsmiths who inspire the minds of mankind.
Top 10 science and technology writers 

Top 10 science and technology writers

From ALbert Einstein to Robert X. Cringley, these are the famous people who make progress understandable.
Top 10 technology mistakes 

Top 10 technology mistakes

From the Mars Climate Orbiter to overheating batteries and floating point errors, we look at the history of famous technical mistakes
Top 10 computer console games 

Top 10 computer console games

Games are something that the technically minded often hold dear, because they were the first time we really got into computers. Here we count down the console classics.
Top 10 computer games of all time 

Top 10 computer games of all time

You know what they say about all work and no play. So this week we've decided to count down the best computer games of all time
FTC warns of major peer-to-peer data breach 

FTC warns of major peer-to-peer data breach

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has contacted nearly 100 organisations following the discovery of a huge data breach on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks..
Top 10 worst Apple products of all time 

Top 10 worst Apple products of all time

Macworld is still proceeding apace as we write this, albeit without Apple actually exhibiting. As the show was in town we thought, as a counterpoint to last week's list, we'd look at the worst systems to come out of Cupertino.
Microsoft unveils new Office for Mac 

Microsoft unveils new Office for Mac

Microsoft has released new details about the next version of Office for the MacOS X systems..
Google Buzz shows need for multiple social networks 

Google Buzz shows need for multiple social networks

Pundit warns against focusing on one service for social networking.
Top 10 technology company mergers 

Top 10 technology company mergers

The history of big tech mergers includes some successes and spectacular failures, including AOL's much-criticised dalliance with Time Warner, AMD's buyout of ATI, and Apple's arguably excellent decision to buy NeXT
Apple rolls out iPad tablet 

Apple rolls out iPad tablet

Apple has rolled out its much-anticipated tablet device. Dubbed the iPad, the 10-inch touch-screen device was formally unveiled Wednesday at a special press event in San Francisco.
New study highlights weak password policies 

New study highlights weak password policies

Users still selecting easily-compromised passwords.
LG banks on Android for mobile boost 

LG banks on Android for mobile boost

As we reported from CES, Android is shaping to be a big trend for smartphones this year. Now LG has outlined plans to move 140 million handsets in 2010.
Television vendors warm up to Skype 

Television vendors warm up to Skype

VoIP vendor Skype has announced a new deal which will embed video chat services on HDTV sets.
2009 in review: Apple's rollercoaster year 

2009 in review: Apple's rollercoaster year

We are taught as children that few foods in the world are healthier than a big, shiny apple. Fittingly enough, 'health' was a key word for Apple in 2009..
Intel details newest Atom chips 

Intel details newest Atom chips

Intel has added three new chips to its low-power Atom line, one designed for netbooks and two for the low-end desktop market..
Intel sheds light on plans for CES 

Intel sheds light on plans for CES

Intel has revealed its plans for new products to be unveiled at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas..
MP3 spam makes a comeback 

MP3 spam makes a comeback

A new spam attack utilizing MP3 files is currently making the rounds..
Security vendors scope out 2010 landscape 

Security vendors scope out 2010 landscape

A fresh crop of malware is expected to create larger botnets, more extensive infections and new attack vectors in 2010, according to experts.
Mac tablet pegged for Spring debut 

Mac tablet pegged for Spring debut

Apple has begun early manufacturing on its long-awaited tablet device, according to an industry analyst..

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