Build it! Best PC components now available

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: My Hardware 2.0 “Very Best Kit List” — updated and revamped for May/June — includes the best high-end, mid-range and budget components currently available. If you’re thinking of buying, building or even upgrading a PC, this list is a must-read.

25 Best Cities for Tech Jobs

Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. We crunched the numbers and came up with our list of 25 cities that offer the most overall value and the best…

Photoshop CS/CS2 Reinvent a Vintage Look

The appeal of antique labels lives on in the hearts of many modern-day artists. There’s just something about the aged imagery that casts a feeling of warmth and mystique. Using Photoshop, you can create the illusion of an old label using new imagery, as shown in Figure A. You can even make the wood panels…

Windows 7 RC gets its first bug, and it’s a doozy

Ed Bott: The first documented bug in the Windows 7 Release Candidate (build 7100) is a doozy. Microsoft provided details of a problem that affects the 32-bit (x86) English-language version of Windows 7 build 7100: a problem in which the installer incorrectly sets access control lists (ACLs) on the root of the system drive.