Is PC gaming dead then?

, posted: 16-Jul-2010 14:05

Alienware and its PR people have put together some video clips featuring messieurs Ampzz McDonald and Prawny Beaumont talking about the pros and cons of PCs versus gaming consoles, which may or may not interest you (read the entire post)...

Seagate photo and video competition for journos, snappers and bloggers

, posted: 15-Jul-2010 13:38

If you have some pictures and videos that you're proud of, you might want to enter them into the Seagate Precious Memories competition that's on at the moment. Prizes in the photo category include a 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk drive, and 500GB and 320 (read the entire post)...

Orcon launched iPhones in NZ well before anyone else

, posted: 14-Jul-2010 11:30

Yes, that's the truth: Seeby Woodhouse's merry band at Orcon were first in New Zealand with iPhones by a country mile. In fact, Orcon may have had iPhones in New Zealand as early as 1997; I've asked Seeby to give me the history behind the devices and (read the entire post)...

What Thunderbird thinks of Symantec's July State of Spam and State of Phishing Reports

, posted: 9-Jul-2010 15:29

Harsh… Technorati Tags: Symantec,phishing,security,spam (read the entire post)...

"Right to broadband" in Finland

, posted: 5-Jul-2010 15:59

There's some interesting discussion in Dot En Zed around the Finnish initiative that appears to guarantee broadband with at least 1Mbit/s downstream speed to everyone. Colin Jackson's blog for instance makes some good points.

Unlike France (read the entire post)...

Got the snip

, posted: 1-Jul-2010 19:21

I've been waiting for the diggers outside to cut through the phone cable in the road for two days now. Today afternoon it happened and here is the evidence.

The Chorus techies are working on it as we speak, and expect the cable (read the entire post)...

FryUp under phishing attack… or not quite

, posted: 30-Jun-2010 10:48

Got a somewhat baffling email this morning, in HTML, asking me to reset the password for It was flagged as spam (obviously) and seemed at first like a "phish" to capture usernames and passwords but . . . what would be the p (read the entire post)...

Google and Microsoft slacking off

, posted: 29-Jun-2010 11:20

I use Gmail a lot and earn Google advertising revenue in the process - which is fine in principle. However, while I appreciate the generally good and reliable service Google provides, I am starting to see a few lingering issues with Gmail that just d (read the entire post)...

The chief executioner tweets

, posted: 21-Jun-2010 12:58

Mark Shurtleff, Attorney-General of Utah. (read the entire post)...

Huawei TDD LTE demo aboard the Shanghai MagLev train

, posted: 28-May-2010 18:02

I spent almost a week in Shanghai recently, courtesy of Huawei, the Chinese telco and network giant. There was lots to see, not at least the Shanghai World Expo 2010 which I covered for Wired, the well-preserved city itself and the public transport s (read the entire post)...


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