Based on previous experience from building my own arcade cabinet, recreation of a classic arcade system can be a tricky affair. A great deal of information is available on the Internet from other people's examples, but never in one centralised locati...
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Targeted at new and experienced eBay users alike, this book by Greg Holden is the ultimate guide book on everything and anything to do with eBay. Being a novice eBay user, I was interested to see if this book would help me understand the fundamentals...
Google is one of the most powerful and most widely-used search engines in the world. The actual word, Google, has even become a verb, meaning 'to search'. There are even examples of people describing how they searched for information on prospective p...
Mac OS X made its debut three years ago and is now on its third major revision, called Panther. It’s time for OS 9 holdouts to think seriously about junking the Classic operating system and making the switch.
Now in its second edition, High Score is the ultimate coffee table book for gamers and geeks alike.
From Scott Mueller — the author who so far has brought us 15 editions of Upgrading and Repairing PCs — inevitably comes a technical manual dedicated to the notebook computer. This book is much like an encyclopedia for notebook computers in that it al...
The big thing about Macs was that — supposedly — you could sit a newbie down in front of one and three nanoseconds later they’d have the system down. But now there are two problems with that: Windows XP, which is a jolly nice operating system, and Ma...
Digital video editing is one those infuriating technology propositions. Everyone wants to make home movies that look like they could be shown in your local multiplex, but often a multitude of problems crop up on the way to finishing your masterpiece....
eBay is a whole lot more than an online flea market. Its software creates a platform that you can use to run a business (or, it must be said, use to unload useless stuff that’s clogging up your garage), but to really get ahead you’ve got to know the ...
If you’ve seen those glamorous sites featuring Flash and want some of that magic for your own outpost on the Web, this book is worth considering.
Online! The Book tries to be so many things to so many different readers that it ends up feeling like a bit of a brain dump.
If you think your Web searches are a little lacklustre and you’re often frustrated by the results, How to Do Everything with Google has a bookload of tips to improve your skills.
If the feature in the February 2004 edition of PC World on building robots whetted your appetite for creating your own electronic beasties, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots has been written for you!
If you can do some basic troubleshooting of your PC’s problems but still feel mystified by what is actually going on in there, take a look at this latest version of Ron White’s How Computers Work.
Adobe’s Photoshop Elements’ growing popularity — tied to the rise in digital photography and the product’s cut-down price compared to other Adobe image editing products — has made it a target for numerous how-to books. This latest one is a streamline...
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