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Technology Failures

The world of technology is full of bright new ideas that promise to change the way we live; however, for every success there are numerous failures. Some technologies genuinely surprise us when they fall by the wayside, but others we realise were doomed to failure from the very beginning:

Doomsday Project – The [...]

Windows 7 : Release Candidate 1

Last month Microsoft made the Windows 7 Release Candidate available free of charge with the intention that it will give Microsoft a chance to identity and iron out any bugs present before the final release. As you are all no doubt aware, Windows 7 is the successor to the somewhat criticised Windows Vista and is [...]

The Pirate Bay

This week the verdicts of the four men accused of ‘assisting in making copyright content available’ via the popular torrent site ‘The Pirate Bay’ were announced. The four received sentences amounting to one year in jail each along with fines totalling $3,620,000. With such a harsh penalty I thought it might be worth delving deeper [...]

TrueCrypt

Something that I haven’t given a huge amount of thought to in the past is the subject of encryption. This was until the subject was bought up today by a customer of mine who was considering the purchase of a USB Flash Drive but explained it was to replace one that he had mislaid [...]

Readers Questions

I’ve received a couple of e-mails in the last week which I thought I’d share with my Click readers.

It was interesting to read your article about YouTube last week although one of the disadvantages of this website is that it has not been possible to download the videos [...]

E-mail etiquette

E-mail like so many other things in life has an etiquette that should be adhered to. As a relatively literate member of society some of the e-mails I receive make me mad for no reason other than the fact that they are either ill thought or because it is just obvious that the author has [...]