Technology

Gadgets: iHome iH5 iPod speakers

After some rather uninspiring iPod speaker systems, here comes one that does something useful.

Ashley Norris

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Should I think about becoming a programmer?

The British computer industry thinks it would be a good idea. An industry report published yesterday claims our software industry is "approaching meltdown" because of a skills shortage.

Jack Schofield

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Gadgets: T-Mobile CoPilot Live

Does it work? The screen seems large enough to deliver the maps. Unlike most satnav systems, the maps disappear after each major turn, which made the system less distracting than most. Sound quality is still an issue, however.

Ashley Norris

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Gadgets: Nokia 6233 3G phone

3G phones tend to be bulky beasts with poor battery life. Nokia hopes to consign that stereotype to history with the introduction of the compact 6233, a cut-down version of a 3G phone. It doesn't include person-to-person video calling, for example.

Ashley Norris

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Is the Great Firewall of China finally falling down?

Chinese internet users are still on their long walk towards freedom of information, but things could be gathering pace with the news that the so-called "great firewall" - the Cisco-built mechanism that blocks websites deemed unsuitable by the government - is not entirely impenetrable.

Bobbie Johnson

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Newsbytes

Chasing YouTube | Hasselhoff is king | Riding high | Creative Zen | Folder transfer | I know your type | Privacy protection

Jack Schofield

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Keith Stuart: Gamesblog

Keith Stuart: The term casual gamer brings to mind bored office workers or housewives guiltily grabbing five minutes of Mine Sweeper when no one is looking. But it seems this image is out of date.

Keith Stuart

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Victor Keegan: Bypass the hard disk and head for the web

Victor Keegan: The more I wait for my new personal computer to arrive the more I realise that the species may soon become extinct. It may be the last one I ever buy. This is because one by one the functions that once resided on a hard disk are relocating themselves to the web at a rapid pace..

Victor Keegan

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Hoping for fat profits from thin TVs

Bill Taylor wants everyone to be able to afford a big flat-screen television. An entrepreneur and physicist, Taylor is also an adviser to the European Commission on advanced surface engineering, materials and display technologies.

Michael Pollitt

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Letters and blogs, July 6

Send your letters, comments, questions and rants to tech@guardian.co.uk, and please include your address and telephone number.

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Patients, not the state, own medical records, says GP

The world's largest IT project is building an electronic health record for every NHS patient in England. No one seems to know who will own it.

Michael Cross

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

Paul May: Technobile

Paul May: The technology is seductive but don't be fooled: get rid of your printer and vow never to get another.

Paul May

05, Jul, 2006 @11:53 PM

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