Stanford's professor of music reveals that tests with his new students show an increased preference for MP3 files over higher quality formats.
This weekends poll - In the last 6 months how many people have you advised to purchasing a PC or Notebook?
An interesting marriage of a NAS drive with a basic Linux PC offers automated ripping of your music collection to a UPnP media server - no keyboard or mouse required.
Plans to introduce a levy on the sale of digital audio players - yes, including the ubiquitous iPod - have been scotched by the Canadian Federal Court of Appeals.
Getting DRM-free music from the iTunes music store will now be slightly cheaper then it was before. Apple has dropped the iTunes Plus price to $0.99.
Many of us watch TV through the Internet - whether it's digital downloads or streams, but where do you prefer to watch them?
In this week's poll, we're asking what brand of digital music player you use. Did you get picked up by the Apple steamroller, or are you using something else?
This weekend, we want to know just how much storage space you have on your computer. Do you have a lowly 40GB HDD or do you have the equivalent of a data centre in your rig?
After four years of being open, Sony's Connect music store will shut down in March 08 which will effectively kill their proprietary ATRAC format.
Do LAN centres in the UK still work considering the mass adoption of broadband? Is playing face to face still better than behind a PC the other end of the country?
In this week's poll, we ask what your favourite game genre is. Whether you're an FPS fanatic or a World of Warcraft junkie, this is the poll for you.
This week's forum poll questions something everyone has an opinion of: mouse mats. Are they worth it, do they give you that edge, or is your tabletop just as good at no extra cost?
This week's polls are centred not so much around hardware, but modding: are cases with windows and lights still acceptable? Also, we want to know how you listen to music on your PC.
This week's poll: we want to know how big your primary monitor is!
Gone are the days of just turd-yellow/brown or leaf green motherboards - we've seen many colours of PCB come and go. With such a vast choice available now, we're interested in what floats your boat when it comes to the colour of hardware.