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Feature: Copyright crackdown

The record industry has been targeting online music sharing for years, but now it has undertaken a new war -- against "casual piracy."

Contact Management for SMEs

This personal information management program offers an alternative to Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook for group contacts and calendaring.

ACT 6 Smart Contact Manager 2001 Rev 1

The latest editions of Best Soft­ware’s ACT and Surado’s Smart Contact Manager each try to serve you a gourmet contact-management meal with a side dish of basic sales planning and forecasting. ACT’s recipe is much tastier.

AMD pushes Athlon to 1.8 GHz

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is surging forward again in the CPU races, unveiling this week the 1.8-GHz Athlon XP 2200+, which will soon appear in PCs from several vendors. The first system tests find the best Athlon XP machines match high-end Intel P...

First tests find 1.7-GHz Celeron an iffy chip

In its latest move to woo budget PC buyers, Intel has ratcheted up the clock speed of its Celeron processor from 1.3 GHz to 1.7 GHz and pumped up the frontside bus speed from 100 MHz to 400 MHz. But based on PC World's exclusive tests of a PC using t...

PC challenge: can you pick the PIII-550?

Can the average Joe tell the difference between PCs sporting PIII-550, PIII-450, PII-450 and Celeron-400 processors? Two users take the taste test and spill all . . .

COMDEX: Browse the Net from your backyard

Mid-1999 US consumers will be able to purchase a new wireless device developed by Cyrix, which is the size of an Etch-a-Sketch toy and lets users browse the Internet and send e-mail

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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